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Planned Giving

A planned gift ensures your future -- and ours

Planned giving enables you to achieve your financial and charitable goals, while helping VNS Westchester to achieve ours. As government reimbursements diminish, your planned gift to our nonprofit agency can make a tremendous difference in contributing to our short- and long-term financial stability as we strive to meet growing needs for our services, now and for the future.

 At the same time, your planned gift can bolster financial returns for you and your family today, and for generations that follow. As the best of both worlds, your planned gift to VNS Westchester will demonstrate your commitment to the welfare of your family as well as to the health and well-being of your community.

Talk to your professional advisors to see if one or more of the following options suits your charitable and financial goals:)

Estate Gifts

Bequeathing assets to VNS Westchester allows you to retain full control of your assets during your lifetime and possibly reduce estate taxes for your heirs. There are three primary methods of providing a legacy gift to VNS Westchester:

  • Gifts by Will or Living Trust
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans
  • Gifts of Life Insurance

Outright Gifts

Donating property and securities that have grown in value can provide you with a double tax advantage. You avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value of the asset, and you may be able to deduct the current fair market value of the asset. These benefits can apply to:

  • Gifts of appreciated securities
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of personal property

Gifts That Give Back to You and Your Heirs

Gifts can be structured to suit your specific estate planning goals. Options include gifts that generate income for you, and gifts that will be passed on to your heirs. These gifts can be structured as:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Deferred Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Find out more by contacting our Communications/Media Inquiries Department at 914-218-3968 or via e-mail to Chereese Jervis-Hill at