When you remember Hearing Health Foundation in your estate plan, you can join Hearing Health Foundation’s legacy society called the “Baker Society.” Named after the founder of Deafness Research Foundation (now named Hearing Health Foundation) Collette Ramsey Baker, the Society is a special way to recognize our supporters who have made a special gift through their estate plans.
Our friends and supporters in our Baker Society have planned for gifts to HHF in their estates. Bequests qualify for unlimited charitable deduction, which can reduce your estate taxes and preserve more of your assets for family and other intended beneficiaries. If you would like to remember HHF in your will, here is suggested language:
“I bequeath (___%) or ($___) or (Specific Asset) of my estate to Hearing Health Foundation (Tax ID: 13-1882107) with a principal address of 363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Fl., New York, NY 10001.”
Let us know if you have remembered Hearing Health Foundation in your estate plan so that we may thank you and welcome you to the Baker Society. Those who may have already remembered us in their estate plans through our former name, Deafness Research Foundation, should know that their gift will still go to Hearing Health Foundation.
A Charitable Gift Annuity allows you to have a fixed income for life and, at the same time, support our vital research towards prevention and a cure for hearing loss. It is a unique way to make a gift – one that can increase your steady supplemental income, give you a substantial tax deduction, and lower the taxes on the monthly or quarterly payments you receive. You can make a charitable gift to the Hearing Health Foundation and, at the same time, receive monthly payments that are higher than you may already be receiving from other investments.
If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need, you can designate HHF as the beneficiary of this existing policy and, as a result, make a considerably larger gift than you thought possible — larger than if you were to donate the cash equivalent of the policy’s premiums.
You can contribute securities or other appreciating assets to a Charitable Lead Trust. The trust makes annual payments to HHF for a period of time. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal is paid to your heirs.