At Monadnock Developmental Services, the care and support we give to those with disabilities is life long, beyond any one individual’s lifespan. Our goal is to help people with disabilities live meaningful lives – today, tomorrow and into the future.

Your support of the work of MDS can be extended to help in years to come when you make a planned gift that provides for the critical needs of those who follow.

What are planned gifts? Planned gifts allow you to integrate your charitable, family and financial goals, and express your personal values. It’s not often expressed this way, but in fact, upon your passing, your estate essentially can go only three places: to your family/loved ones, the government, and to charity. Planning ahead to include charitable organizations can ease the tax burden on your loved ones while allowing you to leave a legacy.

Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of a knowledgeable advisor such as an attorney, financial planner or CPA. Planned gifts can be made with cash, but many are made by donating assets such as stocks, insurance policies, art, real estate or business interests—the possibilities are endless. Planned gifts can provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved one.

The most frequently-made planned gifts are bequests made through your will. Other types of planned gifts include designating an organization as a partial or full beneficiary of a retirement account, insurance policy or similar asset. We do recommend that you work with a knowledgeable advisor as you make plans for your legacy. And we hope you’ll consider Monadnock Developmental Services in your planning.

To find out more, please contact Karen Peterson at 603-352-1304, extension 224.

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Ways to get involved:

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Make a donation to MDS
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Consider a planned gift to MDS
Find out how you can leave a legacy for those who follow.

Find out more
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