Planned giving

Planned giving offers the greatest opportunity to make a lasting impact that will help restore sight and prevent blindness for years to come.

There are many ways to leave a planned gift. Review the options below to see what works best for you and initiate your gift today.

Those who contribute to Eversight through planned giving are honored with membership in our Visionary Society. Visionary Society members receive special invitations, recognition through Eversight publications, and inclusion in office installations that recognize the impact of extraordinary benefactors like you.

Alice's story

Alice is a New Jersey resident, donor mom and fierce supporter of Eversight. In the video, she explains why she has decided to include Eversight in her will.

"I donate to Eversight through a qualified charitable distribution because I am grateful for the gift of sight this organization, and my donor, provided me."

Include Eversight in your will

Leaving money to Eversight through your will or living trust is easy. The first step is to include a sentence in your will describing your intentions for the gift you want to give to Eversight.

Name Eversight as a policy beneficiary

This option allows you the flexibility of changing your designation amount at any time, with the benefit of knowing that the funds will support Eversight's mission as a tax-exempt organization.

Make a charitable, tax-exempt gift from your IRA

Save on taxes by giving a tax-exempt gift directly through your IRA. If you are 70 1/2 years or older, you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity, such as Eversight, without having to pay income taxes on the disbursement.

Make a gift of stocks

Bypass capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction by donating stocks directly to Eversight.
esther lamothe planned gift

"Over five years ago, upon suggestion from my broker, I began donating stock as a vehicle to support organizations I care deeply about. It is a painless and easy way to make a donation – the organization and my broker take care of most of the work and I am able sign a document and confirm the amount. If you have a portfolio, donation through stock allows you to not pay taxes on those stock and may help you qualify for a tax credit on your tax returns. I donate to Eversight because I am deeply tied to their mission of sight restoration. The work the organization does is a miracle."
Esther LaMothe, Michigan Advisory Board Member, Lion and Past International Director

Information contained on this page is based on tax year 2022 rules and for general reference only. Unsure of the best way forward? Contact your personal tax advisor, certified financial planner or estate attorney to discuss the best options for you. 

Already included Eversight in your estate plan? We'd love to hear from you and learn more about your decision!