Planned Giving Resources

Information for Advisors

Planned giving staff is available to answer any questions attorneys or other financial advisors might have about making a gift to Perkins School for the Blind. While we can’t offer legal or financial advice, we can share giving options, draft language and other resources you’ll need to help your clients achieve their philanthropic, financial and estate-planning goals. Simply contact us or call 617-972-7328 with any questions.

Please note, donors are encouraged to consult an attorney, estate planner, financial advisor, accountant or other professional before making any major charitable donations. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have or prepare a no-obligation life-income gift proposal for you to share with your family and financial advisor.

Perkins School for the Blind is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

For Your Reference

Charitable gifts should be directed to:

Perkins Trust
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Perkins’ federal tax ID number is 04-2103616.

Perkins' full legal name is PERKINS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND.

Online Gift Calculator

To find out how a life-income gift could work for you, try our Online Gift Calculator. This tool will give you a summary of the benefits you can receive from a charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, charitable remainder unitrust, remainder annuity trust, charitable lead annuity trust or a charitable lead unitrust.

Thomas H. Perkins Legacy Society Notification Form

If you have already included Perkins in your estate or financial plans—thank you! By notifying us of your gift via our online form you'll be welcomed into a special group of supporters—the Thomas H. Perkins Legacy Society.

Additional Resources

Visit our bequests page for sample language.

Review our gift transfer instructions to make a gift to Perkins from your IRA.

Request a copy of "Planning Your Will for All It’s Worth."

Download our instruction sheet for making a gift of stock or securities.

Plan your legacy now with our helpful record book.