by Patti Chang
From the Editor: Patti Chang is our energetic director of outreach who works tirelessly to see that we have the tools to do the work that is required of us. Here is what she says about how we can keep on giving long after we think we can:
For more than seventy-eight years, the National Federation of the Blind has worked to transform the dreams of hundreds of thousands of blind people into reality, and with your support, we will continue to do so for decades to come. We sincerely hope you will plan to be a part of our enduring movement by joining our legacy society, the Dream Makers Circle. It is much easier than you think. Please join so we can make a difference by:
You can decide to join in one or more simple ways. You can plan to give all or part of a bank account, insurance proceeds, investment assets, real estate, or a retirement account. You can even give a required minimum distribution from your IRA directly to charity and avoid taxes on that money.
The National Federation of the Blind Legacy Society, our Dream Makers Circle, honors and recognizes the generosity and the vision of members and special friends of the National Federation of the Blind who have chosen to leave a legacy through a will or other planned giving option.
If you wish to give part or all of an account, simply fill out a P.O.D. (payable on death) or T.O.D. (transfer on death) form. For pensions and insurance assets, simply designate a charity as a beneficiary. If you would like to leave a legacy to the National Federation of the Blind in your will, simply include the following language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath unto the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells at Jernigan Place Baltimore, Maryland 21230, a Maryland nonprofit corporation, the sum of $______________ (or) _________ percent of my net estate” or “the following stocks and bonds: ____________________, to be used for its worthy purposes on behalf of blind persons.”
Once you have completed your paperwork, please reach out to let us know you are joining our Dream Makers Circle.
In 2019 with generous support, the National Federation of the Blind:
Please consider joining our legacy society so we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of the next generation of blind children and adults. Together with love, hope, determination, and your support, we will continue to transform dreams into reality.
To learn more visit: www.nfb.org/planned-giving or call 410-659-9314, extension 2422.