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Ways to Give  

Making a gift is a wonderful way to support the Charles River Center. To maintain excellence in our programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, we rely on your support and generosity.

 

Gifts of all sizes are welcome and you can participate at a level that is comfortable for you. We would be happy to work with you in making a gift that is most beneficial to you, your family, and Charles River.

 

With many planned gifts, you may receive substantial estate and income tax benefits, and in some cases, lifetime annual income. Most importantly, a planned gift may enable you to make a larger gift than would otherwise be possible.

Please feel free to contact Hilary Ryan, Vice President of Development, at 781-972-1030 or hryan@charlesrivercenter.org, if you have any questions or would like to discuss gift options.

 

Thank you for your support of the Charles River Center!

 

Cash or credit card gifts: Please click here to make a donation via credit card or you may mail a check to:

 

Development Department

The Charles River Center

59 E. Militia Heights Drive

Needham, MA  02492

 

Honor, Tribute, or Memorial Gifts: Giving to the Charles River Center in tribute or in memory of someone is a beautiful way to honor their name.  Simply let us know in the comments field of the credit card form, or send us a note along with your check.  We will let the family know of your generosity.

 

Matching Gifts: Please check with your employer to see if your company has a charitable contribution matching gifts program. If so, your gift may be increased or even doubled simply by filling out a simple form.

   

The Gift of a Car: Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on donating your car.

 

In Kind Donations: The Charles River Center often has a long wish list of items we need in order to maintain the quality of our programs.  Please let us know if you would like to contribute toward a certain purchase, or if you have an item you think would benefit the Charles River Center.

 

Paul D. Merritt Center Commemorative Wall: Your personally inscribed marble tile will be placed on a prominent wall across from the Courtyard and adjacent to the Dining Hall. Click here for more information.


Planned Giving: With many planned gifts, you may receive substantial estate and income tax benefits, and in some cases, lifetime annual income. Most importantly, a planned gift may enable you to make a larger gift than would otherwise be possible.

 

We have helped families and individuals with the following forms of planned giving in the past:

  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Bequest
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Gift of Securities
  • Gift of Real Estate

Hilary Ryan, Vice President of Development, hryan@charlesrivercenter.org or 781-972-1030 would be happy to speak with you about the right choice for you.

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