There's no one else who does what Hadley does, and it is important to me to keep it going.
— Sue Smart, donor

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift to Hadley, you can help sustain our mission to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness professionals. A planned gift to Hadley, such as a charitable gift annuity, can also provide lifetime benefits important to your financial future.

By including Hadley in your estate plans you are eligible to become a member of The Clarence Boyd Jones Society. Members receive an invitation to an annual event, recognition in the annual report, complimentary private tours of Hadley and a special gift. The Society is Hadley's way of recognizing the thoughtful and important decision you have made.

Hadley helps keep you informed on philanthropic issues and tax considerations, and stories of those who have already included Hadley in their estate planning, through our planned giving newsletter, Foresight.

There are a variety of charitable giving vehicles through which you can leave a legacy for Hadley:

To include Hadley in your will or other estate plans:

  1. A bequest may be made through a will or trust.
  2. Or, it can simply be made by listing Hadley as a beneficiary of a bank account, IRA account, life insurance policy, company retirement plan, pension, annuity or other instrument that allows you to designate funds to a beneficiary.
  3. Legal designation for a will or trust:
    1. I give (X dollars or X percent or all of the residue of my estate) to Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an Illinois Nonprofit Corporation with headquarters located at 700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.
    2. Tax Identification Number: 36-2183809
  4. Complete and return the Clarence Boyd Jones Membership Form

We encourage you to contact your financial advisor and/or attorney for recommendations for your particular situation. We then invite you to contact us to learn about how you can make a planned gift. If you have already named Hadley in your will or trust, please inform us so that we may acknowledge your generosity.

For more information, please contact Brooke Voss, at 847-784-2774. Your inquiry will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

Thank you for your support.

Why Planned Giving is a Win-Win
Having spent 40 years at Northern Trust, Ray George is no stranger to smart investing. And for him, giving to Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a wise investment.

Why Give to Hadley?
"To ensure that the school's courses remain tuition-free for people who are blind or visually impaired and their families. Fundraising is the school's number one source of revenue; giving to Hadley means ensuring its future. --Ray George