On “Leaving a Legacy”
September 8, 2019
All about Planned Giving.
If you know Bridgeway Academy, you know that the work we do can be life-changing for our students and clients, and their families.
15 years ago, we opened our doors and our hearts to 12 preschoolers with autism and developmental disabilities. Today, we serve 196 children in preschool through 12th grade, plus over 150 therapy-only clients. Through careful planning, we’ve been able to achieve this growth – but – we know that there’s more life-changing work still to be done.
As part of our 15-year anniversary, we’re launching a Planned Giving Program.
When philanthropic giving to Bridgeway Academy increases, we’re able to offer more programs, more scholarships, serve more families, and ensure the organization’s growth well into the future.
What is planned giving?
Planned giving is the process of making a charitable gift during a donor’s life or death as part of his or her financial or estate plan. All planned gifts, whether from a Will or Trust, Stocks & Bonds, or a Charitable Gift Annuity, allow you to leave a lasting legacy, making Bridgeway Academy’s vision of a world of opportunity for every child and a community of support for every family a reality.
There are many ways to make a planned gift. Some popular ways include:
- Gifts in a Will (Bequests)
- Beneficiary Designations (involving all or part of life insurance, IRA, etc.)
- Using a donor-advised fund to make a charitable bequest
Why should I consider a planned gift to Bridgeway Academy?
Bridgeway Academy’s 15-year history of growth and best-practice program offerings can give donors confidence in knowing that their resources will be managed properly. Donors can trust that their gift will directly benefit the programs that Bridgeway Academy provides to children with autism and developmental disabilities.
Is planned giving right for me?
If you believe in the work of Bridgeway Academy, there are so many ways that you can leave a legacy for the future of our children. A planned gift of any amount ensures our children’s future. In all cases, you are encouraged to seek the advice of an estate-planning attorney, financial planner, accountant or tax adviser.
We’re introducing a new giving society donors who leave a legacy gift to Bridgeway Academy – For Every Child.
As a member of For Every Child, you belong to a select group of like-minded people committed to the future of Bridgeway Academy and the children and families that benefit from its programs.
Other benefits include:
- Recognition in Bridgeway Academy’s annual report, website and lobby.
- Ticket/table discount at Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness, Bridgeway
- Academy’s annual fundraising event.
- Invitations to other exclusive events at Bridgeway Academy
To be eligible for membership in For Every Child, please inform us in writing that you have included Bridgeway Academy in your estate planning. Deferred gifts should be designated to Bridgeway Academy and can be directed to any fund or program.
To learn more, please contact Bridgeway Academy’s Advancement Office:
Carol Argiro, Director of Advancement
614-262-7520 | email@example.com