Legacy Gifts are great ways to support Niagara Hospice, while leaving a legacy for those to remember you by, with an organization dedicated to compassionate care of the seriously ill. By making a legacy gift to Niagara Hospice, you are assuring that your legacy of generosity and support will be long remembered by others in the community, and more importantly, by those we serve.
Legacy Gifts can
be any dollar amount or nearly any kind of property, and most times
they require the assistance of a development professional and a knowledgeable
adviser to facilitate making the gift because of their more complex nature than
a tradition cash donation.
Legacy Gifts include:
• Bequests of money, real property, or personal property through a will or living trust
• Gifts that provide lifetime income, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts
• Retirement plans or life insurance policies that name the Niagara Hospice as one of your beneficiaries
Sample Bequest Language:
A sample of the
language you could use in bequest by will or revocable trust: "I give,
devise, and bequeath to Niagara Hospice, tax identification number 22-2524016,
4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 (nature of gift, whether percentage amount,
specific item, or remainder of estate) for its unrestricted use and purpose."
In addition to the possible tax benefits and satisfaction you receive in helping sustain a wonderful cause, individuals who intend to make a Legacy Gift have the option of becoming members of the Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society.
Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society
The Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society honors the philanthropic leadership and vision of individuals who help ensure Niagara Hospice and its affiliates will be able to continue to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time well into the future. Membership benefits include:
Invitation to Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society member only events with organization leaders
- Invitations to all Niagara Hospice events
Scheduled tours of Niagara Hospice House and the Niagara Hospice Memorial Gardens
Recognition of your gift in our publications - unless anonymity is requested
If you have any questions about Legacy Gifts or would like to notify us of your intention to become a member of the Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society, please contact our development office at (716) 280-0780 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will help you define your legacy and answer any questions you may have.
The Patricia L. Evans Legacy Society is named after Niagara Hospice's friend and co-founder in appreciation for her leadership and vision in helping make Niagara Hospice the great organization it is today.
In 1980, Pat Evans recognized the need to help Niagara County
residents diagnosed with a terminal illness. Pat and a core group of
volunteers established Niagara Hospice in 1988 when the organization served
its first homecare patient. Even back then, Pat had a vision for a place to go for
hospice care for individuals who have no caregiver system at home. That vision
became a reality when Niagara Hospice House opened its doors and accepted its
first patient in June 2007. Pat's pride and overwhelming joy showed as she
spoke at the opening ceremony. Although a humble servant for Niagara Hospice, many recognize that without the vision of Pat
Evans there might still be
a pebble on the ground waiting for that special someone to pick it up and see
so much more.