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Ways to Make a Gift

Charitable care and VNSNY’s community benefit programs are made possible by contributions from people like you. Here are some different types of gifts you can make that will bring care to some of our most vulnerable neighbors, including estate gifts  and donations to events .

Make a Gift Today

Contributions help VNSNY continue its nearly 125-year mission to provide the best quality home- and community-based health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of circumstance.  You can make a memorial or tribute gift, which allows you to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy in honor of a loved one or a special VNSNY staff member.

Click here to donate now.  If you would like to make a gift of stock or other assets, please call the VNSNY Development Hotline at 212-609-1525.

Leadership Council

VNSNY’s Leadership Council is made up of hundreds of generous donors who share our belief that a comprehensive array of home health care and community benefit programs should be available to New York’s most vulnerable regardless of age, circumstance, or ability to pay.  The Council recognizes our individual donors who make a minimum annual contribution of $1,250 in a year.  Since its founding in 2012, members have contributed millions of dollars to advance our charitable mission.

Leadership Council member benefits include invitations and VIP seating to exclusive receptions, special events, and educational programs, and access to the Friends Care Center Phone Line, in case you or a loved one are ever in need of VNSNY services.

Additional benefits are below:

Join the Leadership Council today.

Benefactor: $1,250

  • Access to our designated Friends Care Center Phone Line to assist in navigating the home healthcare system
  • Acknowledgement as a Leadership Council Member in the VNSNY Charitable Care and Community Benefit Report
  • Invitations to, and recognition at, special events and educational programs, including VIP seating for select events

Humanitarian: $2,500

All of the benefits of Benefactor, plus:

  • Personalized tour of VNSNY’s recently renovated Tudor-Jacobean style headquarters*

Visionary: $5,000

All previously listed benefits, in addition to:

  • Access to VNSNY Care Concierge hotline for personalized assistance

President’s Circle: $10,000

All previously listed benefits, in addition to:

  • Access to VNSNY’s More to Life supportive counseling service

Chairman’s Circle: $25,000

All previously listed benefits, in addition to:

  • Opportunity to meet privately with select VNSNY Leadership*

Founder’s Circle - $50,000

All previously listed benefits, in addition to:

  • Opportunity to be publicly recognized as a named sponsor*

* benefit provided upon request

Estate Gifts

At VNSNY, we make planning your legacy easy, and there are many ways to give.

A tax-wise gift to VNSNY – including a bequest, annuity, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance – brings specialized medical care into the homes of those with nowhere else to turn, and helps ensure that our outstanding care is available to support future generations.  Additionally, depending how your gift is structured, it may ensure lifelong income, generate estate tax advantages, and provide tax benefits for you now, while continuing to do good for others far into the future.  Click here to view our latest planned giving brochure to learn more.

Your legacy gift automatically grants you membership in VNSNY’s Lillian Wald Heritage Society. As a member, you will be invited to special events, recognized in reports and donor lists, and more.  To join the Society, please inform us of your gift by filling out our Confidential State of Intent.


Making a gift by bequest to VNSNY can be as simple as inserting a paragraph into your will.  See the sample language below, or call us at 212-609-1525 or email us at to help you direct your bequest to a specific VNSNY program.

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York,, Tax ID #13-3189926, 107 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021,  the sum of $________________ (or  _____________% of my residuary estate) to Visiting Nurse Service of New York, to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”

Life Income Gifts:

Life income gifts allow you to help fund VNSNY’s mission, while providing you with a lifelong income stream and tax advantages, including in many cases partially tax-free annuity payments. Income-producing plans offered by VNSNY include: Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts.  You can see current annuity rates based on your age by visiting the American Council on Gift Annuities’ website .

Contact us to learn about the different types of annuities we offer, or for an illustration of the annuity payments and tax benefits a Charitable Gift Annuity could provide for you.

Gifts of Retirement Assets and Life Insurance:

You can help bring much needed home- and community-based care to the lives of your neighbors simply by naming VNSNY as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other retirement plan.  Depending on the gift, there may be immediate tax benefits, or savings to your estate.

You can also make a tax-free gift from your IRA directly to VNSNY that may qualify as your Required Minimum Distribution.  Please call us at 212-609-1525 or email us at for more information about how to make a gift of retirement assets and/or life insurance.

Fundraising Events

VNSNY’s annual black-tie fall Benefit Dinner and spring Golf Classic raise funds for programs vital to our communities.  Click here for more information.

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