HOW TO SUPPORT GENESIS CLUB
Give now. You make the difference. Your donation of any amount helps people living with serious mental illness thrive in a caring community.
Give Monthly. Join the Genesis Friends Club with a monthly gift. Your recurring gift helps us weather unforeseen fiscal challenges.
Give Tomorrow. You have the power to continue supporting Genesis Club even after your lifetime. By naming Genesis Club as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement fund, or life insurance, YOU can create your legacy and help advance our mission. There is no minimum gift requirement. Talk with your legal or financial advisor to make your legacy designation. And, if you are willing to share your intentions with us, or would like to discuss your plans confidentially, please contact Lisa Brennan directly today by emailing LBrennan@genesisclub.org or calling (508) 831-0100. Join the Legacy Club today!
Kevin L. Bradley
The Kevin L. Bradley Memorial Fund, established in 2017, helps to ensure that Genesis Club services are available to anyone who needs them, with no waiting and at no cost. Kevin served as the executive director from 1988 to 2017, and is remembered as a passionate and innovative leader in the international Clubhouse community.
To Give Online
Please visit us at genesisclub.networkforgood.com to make a secure online donation. All gifts become part of our “Building Dreams” fund, which helps members achieve their goals, whether it be going back to work, enrolling in school, building their social connections, improving their physical health, or simply making new friends. Our secure online donation pages are powered by Network for Good, a BBB Accredited Donor-Advised Fund.
To Give By Check
Please make check out to Genesis Club, Inc. and mail to:
Genesis Club, Inc.
274 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA, 01605
Be sure to indicate if your gift is made in honor or memory of someone special.
Like your everyday actions, your charitable gifts have an impact on others. Perhaps you have considered a charitable legacy to continue your philanthropy beyond your lifetime, to have your family name remembered and your philanthropy woven into the lives of others. With a legacy gift, you can. The Legacy Society is a program designed to build long-range financial stability for Genesis Club, Inc. We invite you to join others whose philanthropy will endure through a gift they have planned in their estate.
The Legacy Society is Genesis Club’s way of recognizing and thanking those who have shared their commitment to our community by making a planned or deferred gift, to our mission.
With a bit of planning today, you can ensure that the charitable causes that have grown important to you and your family over the years continue to be supported, in your name, long after you’re gone. The Legacy Society is one of the ways the Genesis Club expresses its gratitude for your foresight and generosity.
If you are in the process of making or revising your will or estate plan, we hope that you will consider including the Genesis Club as a charitable beneficiary.
Forms of Planned Giving
A Bequest in a Will The easiest and most common way of making a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You can designate a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or a specific asset. Genesis Club, Inc. could also be named as a contingent beneficiary.
Life Income Gifts Gifts such as a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust, or a pooled income fund provide you and/or your designated beneficiary income for life. Upon your passing, Genesis Club, Inc. receives the gift. Life income gifts generally reduce or eliminate certain taxes and guarantee an income for life.
Life Insurance Life insurance can be used to make a sizable gift to Genesis Club, Inc. For example, you can purchase a new policy and make Genesis Club, Inc. the owner and beneficiary of the policy. You can make Genesis Club, Inc. the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy you no longer need. Or you can name Genesis Club, Inc. as a contingent beneficiary of an existing policy. Your life insurance could “endow” your annual pledge to Genesis Club, Inc.
A Life Estate You can deed your home, vacation property, or condominium to Genesis Club, Inc. and retain the right to live in the property and/or receive income from the property for as long as you or your beneficiaries live. A life estate gift reduces capital gains, inheritance and estate taxes and offers an income tax deduction as well.
How to Join The Genesis Club Legacy Society
Step One Include the Genesis Club as a beneficiary of a gift or asset from your estate. There is no minimum gift requirement, and there are several ways to make your gift. A few ways include a bequest through your will, beneficiary designations of IRAs, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and life insurance policies.
Step Two Complete our simple Statement of Gift Intent to indicate the purpose of your gift. Your gift can establish your own named fund for unrestricted community support, be designated to benefit specific causes of your choice, or support one of the Foundation’s existing funds. Your Statement of Gift Intent can be changed at any time too. This gives you the most flexibility over time.
Step Three Decide how you’d like to be recognized. We would like to recognize you in a way that is meaningful to you. Membership in the Legacy Society serves as an example for others to follow. If you prefer, we will honor your request for anonymity.
Sample Bequest Language
The following are examples of three outright gift provisions. The sample language illustrates how a bequest or a gift through a living trust can be accomplished, and is intended to be used for educational purposes rather than as advice. We encourage donors to share this information with their legal counsel, and recommend that anyone undertaking estate planning do so with the consultation of an attorney.
Specific Bequest A specific bequest gives a specific item or specific piece of property to Genesis Club, Inc. Such bequests are fulfilled first, before cash and residuary bequests.
“I give (describe asset) to Genesis Club, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, 274 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605, to further the objectives and purposes of the Genesis Club, Inc.”
Cash Bequest A cash bequest provides Genesis Club, Inc. with a specified sum of money from a donor’s estate. These bequests are fulfilled second, after specific and before residuary bequests.
“I give ($) to Genesis Club, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, 274 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 to further the objectives and purposes of Genesis Club, Inc.”
Residuary Bequest A residuary bequest is made from the residue, or what remains in a donor’s estate after specific and cash bequests, taxes, settlement costs and debts are satisfied. This type of bequest is sensitive to changes in the size of the estate over time.
“I give the residue (% of the residue) of my estate to Genesis Club, Inc. a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, 274 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605, to further the objectives and purposes of Genesis Club, Inc.”