The House has been changing children's lives since 1872.

"I didn't think about how I could make a meaningful gift to a charity that I cared deeply about until I considered my will. Then it made perfect sense. I could have a significant impact on the future of children at The House without affecting my current lifestyle." -Bequest Donor.

Bequests – Legacy – Planned Giving

Why is it important to remember The House of the Good Shepherd?

When you remember The House of the Good Shepherd, you provide long-term prosperity for our agency, care for our community for generations to come, and that the mission, vision, and work continues well into the future. For nearly 150 years, The House has impacted thousands of children and families in our community, providing a safe-haven, essentials, care, and education, ultimately making our community stronger. The House's work is a true "calling," and we can provide a path towards a brighter future for the children and families we care for with your kindness.

A planned gift reflects your personal values, and your consideration humbles us. We will work with you to establish your preferences, so your thoughtful gift fulfills your wishes.

Ways to remember The House of the Good Shepherd

  • A Beneficiary of a Will
  • Beneficiary Designations on a Life Insurance Policy, Annuity, or Qualified Retirement Plan
  • Named as a Recipient in a Trust
  • Gift of Real Estate
  • Gift of Appreciated Securities
  • Gift of Personal Property
  • A Recipient of a Donor-Advised Fund

Naming The House of the Good Shepherd as a beneficiary in your will is a meaningful yet simple planned gift.

There are three pieces of information you can give your attorney.

  • The legal name of our agency: The House of the Good Shepherd
  • Tax ID: 15-0532199
  • Legal address: 1550 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502

A Sample Bequest

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to THE HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, at 1550 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502, federal tax ID 15-0532199, the sum of $X (amount written out), exclusive of my lifetime donations, if any, to be used for THE HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD'S most urgent priorities as determined by its board of trustees in their sole discretion.

Please Note

The information provided is an outline for planned giving and is not to be considered advice. Based on ever-changing tax laws, any individual regarding a planned gift should consult with legal, tax, and financial advisors. 

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