Research to Prevent Blindness

Planned Giving

Add RPB to a Trust or Will

To make a bequest, this simple form may be followed:

    I give and bequeath to Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., the sum of $_______ or ____% of my residuary estate or the following described property,(e.g., securities and other assets), to be used in furtherance of its general purposes or for research related to a specific eye disease (e.g, macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other disorder).

Long-range planning has been crucial in providing support for research that has meant so much to so many. Bequests promise the continuity of research and might help insure the gift of sight to others in the years to come.

You might want to consider rewriting your will with this goal in mind. If you are among the 70 percent of Americans who do not have a will, now is a good time to act. When an individual dies without a will, the state decides who takes control of his assets and the individual may lose the opportunity to support a charity that has been especially meaningful to him. Through a will, it is possible, and easy, to set aside a charitable bequest of a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate value.

Please be sure to consult your attorney or financial advisor regarding bequests, the final form of any lifetime or testamentary transfer, or other options for giving.

ALL GIFTS AND BEQUESTS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. (RPB) is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a publicly supported tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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