Members of the Thomas H. Perkins Legacy Society (THP) give a gift of hope that lasts beyond a single lifetime. By designating Perkins School for the Blind as the beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or other type of deferred giving arrangement, they make the future brighter for people with visual impairments—today and for years to come.
Since 1839, hundreds of thousands of individuals have benefited from the generosity of our first "planned giving" donor, Colonel Thomas H. Perkins, who who donated his family home to a small New England school that educated children who were blind. That school eventually became known as Perkins School for the Blind, and has since transformed into the Perkins of today: provider of teachers, training and technology to people around the world with visual impairments.
To honor the Colonel's spirit of giving, and to thank others who follow in his generous footsteps, Perkins established the THP Legacy Society. We invite you to join by making a legacy gift to Perkins. If you have already included Perkins in your will or estate plans, please let us know so we can welcome you into the Society. It’s our way of thanking you for your thoughtful planning and enduring kindness. Membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations.
Benefits of joining the THP Legacy Society
- The satisfaction of knowing you have helped the children and adults we serve become as independent as possible, for a lifetime.
- The opportunity to join fellow members at an annual luncheon or event.
- Recognition of your commitment in Perkins publications, if you choose, to inspire generosity in others.