Goddard Forever is our planned giving/legacy society. Leaving a legacy gift is a thoughtful approach to ensure the future of Goddard Riverside in helping the thousands of individuals and families who rely on our programs. Members of Goddard Forever have committed to make the Upper West Side community part of their life story.
By taking the next step and becoming a member of Goddard Forever through a gift in your will or trust, through a beneficiary designation, or by means of a life-income gift, you will join a select group of friends and similarly inspire others by your commitment to invest in people and strengthen your community.
Here are ways you can join Goddard Forever:
Provide for Goddard Riverside in Your Will or Trust
Do you have a will or trust? Your bequest naming Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary will provide future resources for our programs and may be tax-deductible.
Designate an IRA or Other Retirement Plan Assets
If you have an IRA or other qualified retirement plan, you can designate Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary of all or part of the remainder of your plan. You can make changes to your IRA or retirement plan by contacting your plan’s administrator and requesting a change of beneficiary form.
Name Goddard Riverside as a Beneficiary of Your Life Insurance Policy
If you have a life insurance policy, you may choose Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary of that policy. You may also consider naming Goddard as a contingent beneficiary in the event that the loved one you named as primary beneficiary is no longer living at the time of your death.
Provide for Goddard Riverside in a Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust(s)
You can choose Goddard Riverside as a beneficiary, either as a remainder beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust or as an income beneficiary of a charitable lead trust.