Legacy Society

MABVI Legacy Society believes in better tomorrows.  The generous donors have left bequests or created endowed funds to support MABVI programs in perpetuity. These donors are specially recognized for their visionary decision to leave a philanthropic legacy that will benefit their neighbors and communities for decades and centuries to come.

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Bequests are used to support special initiatives and to build our endowment. Bequests make it possible for MABVI to invest in new programs, create innovative solutions to emerging problems, and sustain current services.

Thank you for supporting our mission and our future.

To make a bequest to MABVI, please include the following language in your will:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired the sum of _____________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways to make a bequest:

  1. Specific Bequest: You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  2. Residual Bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount — the residual — will be transferred to Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  3. Contingent Bequest: You can ask that MABVI receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Please consult with your own tax, legal, or financial planning advisor for more information.

Planned Giving

There are many options for planned giving. Often, a donor makes a major gift to a charity under an arrangement that not only provides a tax deduction but also a continuing source of income for the donor. At the end of the donor’s life, the charity receives the remainder of the gift.

Your financial advisor can provide you with advice and detailed information about these instruments. If you would like to discuss a planned giving opportunity please our advancement office at advancement@mabcommunity.org

Thank you for considering MABVI as you plan for the future.


Assistive Technology and Training Centers

Assistive technology includes apps and devices that help individuals with disabilities complete tasks and increase independence. MABVI’s Assistive Technology Training Centers help people who are blind or visually impaired learn to use technology that helps them do what they want to do. Check out our video. 

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