Meet Our Donors

A planned gift gives 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, you can 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 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.

Benefits of Planned Giving

  • 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 donors at an annual luncheon or event.
  • Recognition of your commitment in Perkins publications, if you choose, to inspire generosity in others.
Prescott Crafts

Banker Provides Gift Annuity, Bequest and Referrals

Prescott Crafts, a retired banker and author, decided years ago he would support Perkins financially through a gift annuity combined with a bequest.

Judy Cannon

Judi Cannon Supports Future Students

Learning braille at Perkins gave Judi two precious gifts: knowledge and independence. Her bequest to Perkins will help future students learn braille.

Faye Henry

The Right Choice

A firm believer in education and the arts, Faye Henry decided to support the arts at Perkins with a bequest.