Build Your Legacy

Jane and Joe Concato

Build Your Legacy

Through thoughtful legacy giving, you can make a lasting impact. 

Legacy giving may have important financial advantages for you and your heirs and often costs nothing during your lifetime. The result is more employment opportunities and more effective rehabilitation to help adults and children with disabilities return to their homes, their communities, and the workplace.

Here are a few ways to plan your gift:

  • Include a bequest to Kessler Foundation in your will: Your estate will earn a federal charitable estate tax deduction. With a gift through your will, you control your assets for life. Options include a specific amount, a specific property, or a residual percentage of your estate.
  • Give from your IRA: If you're 70 ½ years or older, regardless of whether you itemize your taxes, this will help you fulfill your required minimum distribution. Plus, it's not taxable income.  
  • Fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust: Either pays income for life, provides tax savings, and then supports Kessler Foundation.
  • Designate Kessler Foundation as a beneficiary: The source can be your life insurance policy, retirement plan, savings account, or brokerage account.

Your generosity will help Kessler Foundation achieve rehabilitation research breakthroughs and provide access to employment opportunities that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the workplace.