Ways To Give

“Group homes and family style group homes were the goal that the founders of this organization and our current goal should be to help persons with IDD live that full and rewarding life that we all want to have.”

In order to preserve the future for individuals in our care, we look at those who have participated in our caring community as families, friends, volunteers, and donors.

Donors of planned gifts will be honored with membership in our organization’s Legacy Society.

The Legacy Society was created to recognize persons who have made a planned gift to West Haven by way of a will, trust, life income agreement or other giving arrangement. By their generosity, these special people have shown commitment to the work and future of West Haven, and by their membership in the Legacy Society, will be remembered in perpetuity for their support.

Ensuring the Future

You may become a member of the Legacy Society in many ways, including:
* A bequest through your will. If you plan to remember us in your will, using the indicated language will ensure that your gift is distributed as you intend.

A general or specific bequest allows an amount of money, or a percentage of your estate to be given: “I give, devise and bequeath to West Haven the sum of $ _____ (or describe the real or personal property) to be used for its Endowment Fund.”

Leave the remainder of your estate once all specific bequests have been made: “I give, devise and bequeath to West Haven, all (or %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for its Endowment Fund.”

A contingent bequest allows us to receive a distribution from your estate, if and only if, one or more of your name beneficiaries does not survive you: “I give the residue of my estate to my brother, (John). If my brother does not survive me, I give the residue of my estate to West Haven.”

  • A beneficiary of a pension plan, insurance policy or certificate of deposit
  • A current gift of cash or security of at least $5,000
  • A gift through an annuity or a trust
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