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Many older adults in our community often are faced with the question of “what’s next?” Through our mission to support caregivers and empower all people to age well, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging helps families answer this question every day. By making a gift, you can impact the lives of the thousands of people we serve both in our local community and across the country. 

There are many ways to make a gift to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging:

Mailing Check

Your check should be made out to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and include a brief note if you wish to designate the gift to a specific program or activity of the organization. Please mail checks to:

 

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Attn: Finance
11890 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity, such as a foundation, that allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time to your selected charities. You can contribute to and grow the fund as frequently as you like, and then you may recommend a gift whenever you determine is the appropriate time. Donor Advised Funds can be established through your financial advisor, or with a local community foundation in your area.  

If you have a donor advised fund through a local community foundation or financial planning firm, please contact them directly to arrange for your DAF gift to be directed to Benjamin Rose.  

Matching Gift Programs

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Some even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. These programs are a great way for you to double or even triple your gift.

Donation of Stocks

Contributing long-term appreciated securities, like stocks, is one of the most tax efficient ways to donate to Benjamin Rose.

Planned Gifts

A planned or deferred gift to Benjamin Rose is a contribution arranged during your lifetime, but which may not be received in its entirety by Benjamin Rose until after your death. There are many methods of making planned gifts that may result in significant tax savings for you, including:

  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Charitable Annuities
  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Retirement Plan
  • Named Funds

Anyone making a planned gift commitment becomes a member of The 1908 Legacy Society and are recognized in our Annual Report.

Consult your attorney or financial advisor about your individual circumstances before making a planned gift.

Gifts In Kind

There are many creative ways to make a nonmonetary gift. Donation of items such as arts and craft supplies, exercise equipment and non-perishable food items are extremely useful to our programs.