Four easy ways to support Lilac Services for the Blind
1. Donate toward Lilac Services for the Blind’s General Fund
Your generous donations keep Lilac operating and enable us to provide many crucial services for our clients.
2. Donate toward the Endowment Fund
An endowment fund has been created in loving memory of our former director Nancy B. Domanico. Many lives were touched through her generosity and service during her lifetime. Contributing to the Nancy Domanico Endowment Fund is a long-term investment in maintaining the high quality of services available to the blind and people dealing with vision loss in the Inland Northwest. You, too, can leave an enduring, uplifting impression!
3. Planned Giving
There are many ways to remember Lilac Services for the Blind in your will. Please consult your estate planner, financial consultant, or attorney about the option that best meets your needs. The following information gives the very basic ways to leave assets to Lilac via your will. However, we highly recommend that you consult your financial advisor or estate planner in order to avoid unnecessary taxes, and make the best use of your assets.
4. Types of Gifts
Any kind of property such as securities, bonds, stocks, land leases, royalties, patents, contracts, bank accounts, and/or life insurance may be used. All are considered tax deductible by the United States Internal Revenue Service since they are used to further the charitable purposes of Lilac Services for the Blind.
How to Give
You may wish to bequeath insurance policies, either existing or new, by listing Lilac Services for the Blind as the full or partial beneficiary of your policies. The advantage of life insurance is that the benefactor can be assured of a significant contribution for minimal cost of the monthly premium. Gifts can also be made during your lifetime by signifying that upon your death, Lilac Services for the Blind be the recipient of money in a bank account, the value of stocks, or bonds, etc. Families can request that memorial contributions be made to Lilac Services for the Blind Memorial Fund in memory of their loved one. Each of these donations is acknowledged both to the donor and to the family of the deceased member.