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DOROT Westchester

Planned Giving: The Gift of a Lifetime

Frank Bamberger: Helping Now, Helping Later

Since his first Holiday Package Delivery in 2005, there’s been no stopping Frank Bamberger.


Giving Forward What He Received From DOROT

Decades after he left New York, Martin Cominsky retains vivid memories of his DOROT experience.


Sam Begun: A Love Affair with DOROT

When Sam Begun, ז״ל, was growing up in the Bronx, his family was poor. But every Friday night, he recalled, his mother brought home–cooked meals to the elderly in a nearby Jewish old age home. “I vowed that when I had the means I would honor her memory by doing the same,” he said.


Making DOROT A Priority

This spring, an intimate group of Bernard & Regina Leitman’s caregivers and neighbors and DOROT staff gathered for a memorial celebrating the Leitmans’ lives and expressing gratitude for their legacy of caring.


Making a planned gift is one of the best ways to support DOROT. Your planned gift will help DOROT meet the challenges of the future. When you make a planned gift to DOROT, you create a legacy of friendship and care for the elderly who are homebound, frail, lonely, or homeless. Planned gifts allow you to have a positive impact on the lives of the elderly while taking advantage of many benefits.

Planned gifts:
• Reduce your taxes
• Provide you and/or another person with guaranteed annual income for life
• Protect your family’s wealth
• Have high interest rates
• Fulfill your charitable goals and reflect your commitment to helping secure DOROT’s programs for future generations.

Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts that will provide a guaranteed income stream to you and your loved ones for life, gifts of life insurance, and gifts of retirement plans. These gifts are payable in cash, stocks, bonds, personal property, life insurance, and real estate.

For more information or to request a copy of DOROT’s Planned Giving brochure, please contact:

Planned Giving Department
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024

Supporting DOROT through Wills and Trusts

Naming DOROT in your will or trust is truly a meaningful way to ensure the continued success of DOROT’s programs and services. In fact, it is this foresight on the part of many of our supporters that has made so many of our current programs and services possible today.

Wills and Trusts Giving opportunities:
  • Leave a specific dollar amount
  • Designate a percentage of your estate to DOROT through your will or living trust
  • Designate that the remainder, or residue, of your estate be left to DOROT
  • Provide for a gift of a specific property real estate, stocks or other items
The following is a sample of suggested will language:

“I give and bequeath to DOROT, Inc., a not–for–profit corporation, with principal offices located at 171 West 85th Street, New York, New York 10024, the sum of $____, to be used for the betterment of DOROT’s services and programs.”

Gifts that provide income

Life income gifts allow you to leave a legacy to DOROT while receiving an income for your lifetime. Some benefits include:
  • An immediate federal and state income tax deduction for a portion of the value of your gift
  • Increased income during retirement years
  • Ability to designate payments and provide life income for others, for example, your parents or children
  • Helping DOROT maintain its successful programs and services
Life income opportunities:
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Life Insurance Gifts

Life insurance policies are a convenient and often overlooked way to make a meaningful charitable gift. Ways to support an insurance–related gift:
  • Beneficiary designation
  • Gift of a paid–up policy
  • Naming DOROT the owner and beneficiary

Gifts of Retirement Plans

Retirement assets are one of the most beneficial and convenient ways to make a meaningful gift. Contributions that have been made over the years to an IRA or other qualified plan have been growing tax–free within the plan. If left to an individual, these funds may be subject to both estate tax and income tax, which greatly reduces the value of the asset. If left to a charity, such taxes are usually avoided.

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