Make a Gift In Your Will

More than 50 years after her life, Helen Keller’s dedication to empower people with visual impairments carries on around the world. What is known today as the Center for Vision Loss is part of the legacy, as its inception traces to a speech she made in Bethlehem, PA, in 1928.

A gift in your will or trust to the Center for Vision Loss creates your own legacy of support for personal triumphs over vision loss. Gifts like these can be planned or amended at any time, and you control all related assets during your life.


How to Plan Your Gift

Your attorney can arrange a gift by inserting the following language into your will or trust, or as an amendment thereof: “To Center for Vision Loss, Inc. (Federal Tax Identification Number 23-1352260), I hereby give $ ____ (or ___%) of my estate.”

Let Us Know

We hope that you would let us know of your plans so that we can express our appreciation and make additional arrangements if needed. Please contact our Advancement office with details. Laws and regulations prohibit attorneys and financial professionals from informing organizations of planned gifts during your life.

Our Policies

A joint policy by the Center for Vision Loss and our affiliated Center for Vision Loss Endowment Foundation directs unrestricted gifts from wills or trusts of more than $10,000 to be divided into a single $10,000 gift toward our operations and a gift in the remaining amount toward the endowment. If, however, you wish for more of your gift, or your entire gift, to support our operations, we ask that you please inform us in writing.

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Contact for Information

Dennis Zehner, 610.433.6018, Ext. 241