Lighthouse Legacy Society

Communications staff help each other cross and navigate the rope bridge at the Deaf-Blind Retreat in Seabeck, WashingtonThe Lighthouse Legacy Society honors individuals who support Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation and our mission through a planned gift. Common tools for making a planned gift include:

Bequest: Naming an organization in one’s will is the most simple and most popular way to make a planned gift to a nonprofit organization.

IRA Charitable Rollover:  As a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress reauthorized the charitable Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rollover. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers to 501(c)(3) organizations, such as Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation. Donors can leave a legacy using their IRA by December 31st, 2013.

Charitable Gift Annuity:  With a gift annuity, a donor gives cash or other assets to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation and, in exchange, receives fixed payments in quarterly installments. Gift annuities provide fixed income for life.

Depending on their resources and situations, donors may also establish a legacy through other means such as naming an organization as the beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy or by establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust, or a Private Foundation.

For information on planned giving, please consult your financial advisor, visit “Ways to Give” or contact the Development Department at 1-800-914-7307, especially if you would like information about making an IRA Charitable Rollover by December 31st.

We thank the following generous individuals for establishing their own charitable legacy with their support of our organization and employees:

Kirk and Roslyn Adams
Jim and Sally Adams
Loren and Ann Anderson
Katy Beck and Brian Chopp
Keri and David Brent
Herb Bridge
Patrick Curtin
Howard and Dianna Dickerman
Constance and Jim Engelstad
Paul and Bev Fletcher
Verna Florov
Dave and Andria Garten
Raymond Haman
Doug Hildie and Karen Johnson
Paula Hoffman
Kristy Hoshi
George Jacobson
Robert and Kathleen Johnson
Clifford Johnson
Karen Kidd
Doug and Willeen Klan
Amy Koehl
Darlene and Larry Kosoff
Tom Kuebler
Janet Lenhardt
Leonard Nelson
Maurice Nelson
Pat and Christine O’Hara
Jeff and Jennifer Patterson
Dr. Jeffrey Robertson
Barbara and Ronald Ross
Richelle Ross
Robin Rowedder
Norm and Beverly Slader
Patrick and Susan Sullivan
Florence Toth
Bruce Walker
Oly Wise


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