Planned Giving

Including the National Federation of the Blind in your future or estate plans is a thoughtful way to transform dreams into reality for future generations. Become a part of our Dream Makers Circle by leaving a legacy gift. You will be making a lasting difference in the lives of blind Americans.

Terri Rupp shares why she joined the Dream Makers Circle:

Another member of our Dream Makers Circle shared:

The National Federation of the Blind is the right organization to encourage young people to develop confidence. I know the NFB helps me to know what is possible and I want to pass that on to others. The NFB provides a sense of family. Participating in planned giving ensures the success of future generations. We need to help and encourage our blind youth. That is my inspiration for joining the Dream Makers Circle. – Connie

Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift

Fixed Sum of Assets

You can specify that a fixed sum of your assets or property goes to the National Federation of the Blind in your will, trust, pension, IRA, life insurance policy, brokerage account, or other accounts.

Percentage of Assets

You can specify that a percentage of your assets or property goes to the National Federation of the Blind in your will, trust, pension, IRA, life insurance policy, brokerage account, or other accounts.

Payable on Death (POD) Account

You can name the National Federation of the Blind as the beneficiary on a Payable on Death (POD) account through your bank. You can turn any checking or savings account into a POD account. This is one of the simplest ways to leave a legacy. The account is totally in your control during your lifetime and you can change the beneficiary or percentage at any time.

Beneficiary

You can name the National Federation of the Blind as a beneficiary of your assets in your will, trust, pension, IRA, life insurance policy, brokerage account, or other accounts.

Contingent or Residuary Beneficiary

You can name the National Federation of the Blind as a contingent or residuary beneficiary. A contingent beneficiary only receives a gift if those who are primary beneficiaries do not or cannot accept for any reason. The residuary of your estate is anything that is left after specific primary gifts are honored.

Settling an Estate, Trust, or Other

If you are an estate lawyer, executor, or other personal representative trying to settle an estate, trust, or other security that names the National Federation of the Blind as a beneficiary, please email us at beneficiary@nfb.org.

More Information

If you would like to let us know that you have included the National Federation of the Blind in your estate plan, you can send a note or a completed planned giving form to:

Patti Chang
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
pchang@nfb.org

Upon receipt of your note or the form you will be inducted into the Dream Makers Circle.

For more information about planned giving, please contact Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422, or pchang@nfb.org

(The information on this webpage is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax adviser.)