Ways To Give

We make a living by what we get, but a life by what we give.

Your Giving Goes to Our Work

NABA counts on a full range of giving to fulfill our ability to provide programs and services. You can choose from one or more of the following plans, programs and methods that best suits you right now or in your future planning.

To discuss any of these options at length with our Director of Development, Communications and Outreach, Michele Puleo O’Hare, please email or call (518) 463-1211.

Individual Giving
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
Matching Gifts
Grateful Participant Program
Host Your Own Event
Host a Facebook Fundraiser
CARS Donations
AmazonSmile
Planned Giving
Bequests
Frank Frost Legacy Society
Beneficiary Designations
Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable Gift Annuities
Endowments
Foundations
Corporations
Gifts of Stocks

Where Your Contribution Helps

98% Direct Services

KidSight— free screening for children
Low Vision Eye Exams
In-home Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Orientation & Mobility Therapy
Assistive Technology Instruction
Youth Program
Employment & Work Readiness Training
Senior Adaptive Living Program

2% - Administrative costs at NABA

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Individual Giving

Your individual donation provides access to rehabilitative therapy, tools, technologies, counseling, preventative screenings and access to employment people who are affected by vision loss, need to live fully and independently.

By supporting NABA, you can help us provide the needed programs and services to children and adults of all ages who are blind or vision impaired. At NABA we are committed that all who need our services are able to participate even if they cannot afford them on their own.

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IRS 2021 Deduction Update

WASHINGTON — The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted last December, provides several provisions to help individuals and businesses who give to charity. The new law generally extends through the end of 2021 four temporary tax changes originally enacted by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Click IRS 2021 Press Release for the full article.

Tribute Gifts

A thoughtful way to recognize a loved one, friend or coworker is through a tribute gift to NABA. No matter how large or small, your gift will help us meet the growing needs of the people we serve while paying tribute to someone important to you.

Memorial gifts are a distinctive way to remember a loved one or friend. Donors are formally acknowledged and the family of the deceased is notified of your special gift.

Commemorative gifts are a unique and wonderful way to celebrate life’s special moments – the birth of a child, a birthday or anniversary, a thank-you for exceptional care by a NABA Staff member or another caregiver. The honoree is notified of this recognition and the donor is acknowledged by letter.

  

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Matching Gifts

Many companies support their employees’ philanthropy through a matching gift program.

Contact your human resource department to find out if you or your spouse may be employed by a company with a matching gift program.

Grateful Participant Program

If you are grateful for the care you received from a NABA Staff member, please consider making a personal gift to show your appreciation. You can recognize that special individual or team of staff members by making your gift in their honor.

All gifts to NABA help us provide the compassionate care and superior services that our community has come to expect. Your contribution will be used for the department or service if you wish to specify.

   

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Host Your Own Event

Hosting a social activity or event is a great way for an individual, business or service group to significantly increase the reach of their philanthropy.

Consider holding a special event for your friends, customers or networks with NABA as your beneficiary: a night of bowling or cards, a picnic, tea party or chili cookoff, a walk, run or geocaching, to name a few. Your event will have an enormous impact on each individual reached by your kindness no matter how big or small your occasion may be.

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Birthday and special events fundraisers have become a great way to show support to your family and friends on social media. In one post you can increase awareness of the causes you love and help finance their mission. Facebook waives 100% of the processing fees when you create a fundraiser on your page, all in 3 easy steps:

  1. Start a Facebook post by telling people why YOU support NABA … Click the 3 dots for “More” at the bottom right corner of the window.
  2. Choose “Raise Money”
  3. Start typing “Northeastern Association …” and choose Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. . . . and post!

   

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CARS Donation

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to NABA by simply completing the form here and CARS will arrange the free pick-up of your vehicle donation with you directly.

   

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Most vehicles can be picked up within 24 to 72 business hours at no cost to you. You will receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up. Once your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you with the proper tax forms in time to file for a possible tax deduction. To begin this simple process, click on the link here or call (866) 398-4483.

AmazonSmile

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible items to NABA with no cost to you. Just register with NABA at https://smile.amazon.com/ and shop!

   

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Planned Giving

Your Planned Giving assures our ability to continuously provide future services of the highest quality.

Developing the best programs and services takes time, planning and capital. A clear picture of the resources that will be available gives our staff of professionals the leverage to create the programs and services of excellence we are known for.

To establish or learn more about planned giving options please contact Michele Puleo O’Hare by email or call (518) 463-1211.

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Bequests

Benefits of creating a charitable bequest include:

  • Knowing that you are strengthening the future of NABA and helping those who have, or are at risk for, vision loss
  • Creating a lasting gift while maintaining control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Having the ability to change your designated beneficiaries at any time

The different kinds of bequests include:

Specific Bequest
I give and bequeath to NABA, a not-for-profit corporation located in Albany, New York Tax ID number 141338302, the sum of $________ for its general purposes.

Residuary Bequest
I give and bequeath to NABA, a not-for-profit corporation located in Albany, New York Tax ID number 141338302, ________ % of my residuary estate for its general purposes.

Contingent Bequest
If [name of beneficiary] does not survive me [or other condition], I give and bequeath to NABA, a not-for-profit corporation located in Albany, New York, Tax ID number 141338302, the sum of $________ for its general purposes.

Frank Frost Legacy Society

Joining the Frank Frost Legacy Society carries on the spirit of generosity and dedication to support NABA’s mission. Directly making a difference in the gift itself and building community through social and financial legacy, compounds your efforts towards the implementation of our services.

By informing us of your legacy gift, you will become a member of the Frank Frost Legacy Society and receive:

  • Invitations to special programs
  • Named recognition (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • The opportunity to share your enthusiasm with like-minded associates

Beneficiary Designations of Financial Accounts

Naming NABA as the beneficiary of all or part of your financial accounts, retirement assets, or even a life insurance policy is an easy gift to make.

Just contact the institution that manages your account or policy and request a change of beneficiary form. After you complete the form, send it to your institutional manager and please send a copy to NABA so that we will have a record of your intended gift and can properly thank you.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you have significant assets in your IRA and you are over 70 ½, you can make an IRA Charitable Rollover gift directly to NABA and satisfy your minimum required distribution. Distributions from an IRA are normally subject to income tax, but by having your distribution directed to NABA, you will not be subject to income tax on this distribution. Please note, however, that you will not be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for this direct gift.

The rollover legislation has been made permanent, so individuals can gift up to $100,000 per year in this tax-favorable way.

To make a qualifying IRA Rollover gift, instruct your IRA administrator to make a direct transfer to NABA. Please notify us of your plans so we can properly thank you.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is a contract between you and NABA. You make an irrevocable gift of cash, securities or other property to NABA. In exchange, NABA pays you a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The lifetime annuity rate is determined by the age(s) of the named annuitant(s) at the time payments begin. When your gift annuity ends, its remaining principal passes to NABA.

Special rates apply for two-life annuities. The minimum gift to establish a charitable gift annuity is $10,000. An annuitant must be at least 60 years old when payments begin.

Endowments

By establishing a named endowment at NABA you create a lasting legacy. The principal and income would be used for the general purposes of NABA unless specified otherwise. The minimum gift to create an endowment is $100,000.

To create an endowment to support a specific program at NABA, please contact Michele Puleo O’Hare by email or by phone at (518) 463-1211.

Foundations

Foundations are essential to the success and future of NABA. Our foundation partners provide the funding and support to help us achieve our mission to help those at risk for, or affected by, vision loss has access to the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives.

To establish a foundation at NABA please contact Michele Puleo O’Hare by email or by phone at (518) 463-1211.

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Corporations

NABA’s corporate sponsors contribute directly to our carrying out our mission. Corporations throughout our region give directly, match specific fundraising campaigns and sponsor our annual events: The Visionary Gala each spring, the Visionary Golf the third Monday in September and our Low Vision Tech & Wellness Fair every October.

To find out more about how your company can contribute to NABA’s campaigns or events, please contact Michele Puleo O’Hare by email or by phone at (518) 463-1211.

Gifts of Stock

Make a Gift of Securities

With a gift of securities, you can help fund our immediate needs or those of an ongoing program, while also receiving an income tax deduction and the possible elimination of capital gains tax.

For transfer instructions for you and your financial advisor, please contact Michele Puleo O’Hare by email or by phone at (518) 463-1211.

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