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Gifts we receive through bequests and other estate gifts strengthen the Council’s ability to provide services to the thousands of people in Wisconsin who are adjusting to life with vision loss.

Leaving a gift to the Council in your will reflects the values you hold important in your life and provides a way for those values to live on indefinitely through the good works of the Council.

After you have provided for your loved ones, consider passing on your ideals and appreciation through a legacy gift to the Council.

Attorneys and Financial Planners, here is the information you will need.
Bequest language: I give, devise, and bequeath to Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Madison, WI, a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation, the sum of $________ (or percentage of estate, or description of the property) to be used to fulfill the mission of the Council.

The Council’s EIN # is 39-0977746.

What is a Legacy Gift?
Legacy gifts are known by several names such as planned gifts, estate gifts, and bequests. The Council recognizes as a legacy gift any contribution that is gifted after the individual is deceased. This includes trusts, bequests, annuities, insurance policies, retirement assets, and other estate gifts.

For information on specific gifts, please click here.

Why are Legacy Gifts Important?
By 2030, nearly seven million people will be blind or visually impaired. The work of the Council is in higher demand than ever before, and that trend will continue. Being aware of legacy gifts allows the Council to plan for future programs, expand existing services, and budget accordingly.

Legacy Circle
Members of the Legacy Circle are individuals who have made a planned gift that will benefit the Council after their death. This could be through a will, trust, charitable gift annuity, insurance policy, retirement assets, or other estate gift.

Invitation to Join
We invite you to join our Legacy Circle. By informing us of your intention to include the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired in your estate plans, you are eligible to join this Circle of Council friends who have made the thoughtful and important decision to support the work of the Council beyond your years. Click here for the membership form.