Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Leaves a Legacy of Caring                                                                     

Did you know there are ways to support A Very Special Place, Inc. that don't affect your current lifestyle or your family's security? You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime, leaves your cash flow and current financial planning unchanged, and fulfills your personal philanthropic goals.

This is often called "planned giving." Thoughtfully done, it can provide benefits to you, to your estate and your heirs, as well as to A Very Special Place, Inc., the people we serve, and generations to come. A gift of this nature can return an immediate tax deduction to you, plus lifetime income for you and a loved one, plus long-term financial support to AVSP.

Gifts made throughout your lifetime provide many opportunities for the individuals we serve. The gift made through a bequest ensures the longevity of future opportunities for the members of A Very Special Place, Inc. Assets that are maintained throughout your life in order to sustain personal sercurity become feasible gifts when given through your will as bequests.

The simplest and most common way to make a charitable gift (or bequest) is through your will. After providing for family members and other loved ones, you may also wish to provide for A Very Special Place, Inc. Bequests also avoid federal estate taxes, which can take away a large percentage of your total estate. Also with planned giving, you can designate where you would like the gift to be directed. An agency tour can be arranged if you would like to explore your goals and learn more about our programs.

For more information about how you can plan for the future and help A Very Special Place, Inc., download our planned giving brochure or contact the Development Department at 718-987-1234 ext 1012 or e-mail

There are many different types of bequests, and it is important to discuss these with a qualified professional - typically a financial advisor or lawyer. While we may be able to provide modest additional information, we urge that you always secure qualified professional legal and financial advice.

If you have already remembered AVSP in your plans, please let us know that we can recognize your generosity.