Planned Giving

Planned giving (also called gift or legacy planning) is a thoughtful approach to ensure the future of Goddard Riverside and help the thousands of individuals and families who rely on our programs.

There are many ways to make a planned gift. You can name us as a beneficiary of your estate through a bequest or transfer certain assets outside of your will—for example, qualified retirement plan assets, bank and brokerage accounts or the proceeds from life insurance policies. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of legal and financial advisers in matters relating to any planned gifts, to understand the resulting tax and estate-planning consequences.

Provide for Goddard Riverside in Your Will or Trust

Do you have a will or trust? Your bequest naming Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary will provide future resources for our programs and may be tax-deductible.

Designate an IRA or Other Retirement Plan Assets

If you have an IRA or other qualified retirement plan, you can designate Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary of all or part of the remainder of your plan. You can make changes to your IRA or retirement plan by contacting your plan's administrator and requesting a change of beneficiary form.

Name Goddard Riverside as a Beneficiary of Your Life Insurance Policy

If you have a life insurance policy, you may choose Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary of that policy. You may also consider naming Goddard as a contingent beneficiary in the event that the loved one you named as primary beneficiary is no longer living at the time of your death.

Provide for Goddard Riverside in a Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust(s)

You can choose Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary, either as a remainder beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust or as an income beneficiary of a charitable lead trust.

Join Our Legacy Society

Those who include Goddard Riverside in their estate plans are invited to join our Legacy Society.

Please let us know today if you are including (or have included) Goddard Riverside in your estate plans. Legacy Society members will receive special recognition, as well as invitations to special donor events and programs. Your participation will also help motivate others to think about Goddard Riverside's future and join the growing ranks of the Goddard Riverside Legacy Society.