Leave a Legacy

One of the most honored gifts a nonprofit organization can receive is a planned gift – one that comes to fruition upon the passing of a donor. To be remembered in such a way that someone wishes to leave their legacy with VisionCorps Foundation is a humbling experience!

Our hope is that as a treasured donor, you consider the difference you can make at VisionCorps Foundation. By leaving a gift after your lifetime, you can ensure that your friends and neighbors who are blind or vision impaired will continue to receive the services they need to remain independent long after you are gone.

The Three Easiest Ways to Leave Your Legacy

A Gift in your Will

  • Many donors find that leaving a gift in their will, a bequest, is an easy and convenient way to ensure their favorite organization will continue to benefit from their generosity. Wills may be written to include a specific amount of money to VisionCorps Foundation, a percentage of your estate, or a particular asset, such as stocks or real estate.

Retirement Plans and IRAs

  • Retirement plans and IRAs are a great option when considering what assets to leave to charity, and which to leave to loved ones. Should a loved one be the beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA, it is considered taxable income. However, this taxable asset, when left to VisionCorps Foundation, will retain its full value and have a greater impact on our mission. You can designate VisionCorps Foundation as the beneficiary for the entire policy or for a percentage.

Life Insurance Policies

  • At one point, life insurance may have been needed for your family, but now your circumstances may have since changed. You can now use that policy to help advance the mission of VisionCorps Foundation! You can designate VisionCorps Foundation as a beneficiary for the entire policy, or a percentage. Any amount will help us fulfill our mission and will create a lasting legacy in your name.

Beneficiary designations can be changed at any time to meet your changing needs. Take time to review your beneficiaries to ensure they are up to date; experts suggest reviewing them every two to three years.

To notify VisionCorps Foundation of your intentions, or for more information on leaving your legacy with VisionCorps Foundation, please contact Angela Lauer, Senior Philanthropy Officer, by dialing 717-848-1690 Ext. 110 or emailing alauer@visioncorps.net.

The information on this page is not intended to replace the advice of your attorney or financial advisor, who can best determine what planned gift is right for you and your family. VisionCorps Foundation frequently works in tandem with legal professionals to meet the needs of the donor so their legacy can best reflect their involvement with VisionCorps.