A planned gift is an investment in AVRE's future. It demonstrates your commitment to our Mission and your desire to ensure that our services are available for years to come for people who are blind or visually impaired. Planned gifts are placed into an investment portfolio that is managed by the Foundation for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. (FVRE). Individuals who make a planned gift become members of the Founder's Society and are recognized through a name plate on the Founder's Society's plaque. The plaque will be prominently displayed at AVRE's facility.

Planned Giving Examples

Gifts under will can be made for specific amounts or a percentage of your estate. Sample language might include:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ dollars to AVRE, located at 174 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, or its successor-in-interest, to be used for general purposes.

Gifts from a trust are similar:

[Insert contingency, i.e., Upon the death of my spouse], the Trustee shall distribute _____ dollars to AVRE, located at 174 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, or its successor-in-interest, free and clear of trust, to be used for general purposes.

Gifts of life insurance or IRAs involve naming AVRE as the beneficiary of an asset that passes outside the term of a will or trust. In order to make your wishes known, contact your insurance, IRA or retirement account custodian.

For gifts of stock, please call Jenn Small at 607-724-2428 and we will provide you or your broker with our wiring instructions.

AVRE, its employees or representatives do not offer legal or financial advice. We strongly urge prospective donors to consult with their attorney, financial advisor, or other appropriate professional before making any decisions based on information provided through this website, printed materials or other sources.