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Ways to Make a Gift

VNSNY depends on the generosity of people from all walks of life to support our life-changing programs and services. Contributions help us fulfill our mission to provide home care and community services to all New Yorkers, regardless of their financial circumstances. When you donate to VNSNY, your gift helps to ensure that the familiar knock of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York will be heard at the door of a New York area family who needs us.

Make a Gift Today

It’s easy to change the life of one of our vulnerable neighbors. To make a one-time or recurring donation, visit our secure and convenient website, or download our gift form. You can choose to direct your contribution to a specific program or area of need, and make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or a special VNSNY staff member. In addition, you can make a gift through your donor advised fund.

Donor Advised Fund

If you have a donor advised fund at Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, or the many other financial and community-based donor advised fund sponsor organizations, you can recommend a grant supporting VNSNY. Click on one of the links below to be taken to the donor advised fund page for these respective organizations to recommend a grant to VNSNY.

Join the 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.

When you join the Leadership Council, you enjoy member benefits such as 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 include:

Benefactor: $1,250

      • Access to our designated Friends Care Center Phone Line to assist in navigating the home health care 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

Gifts of Stocks or Other Assets

To donate stocks or other assets, please call the VNSNY Development Hotline at 1-212-609-1525 or email us at development@vnsny.org.

Estate Gifts

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

Making a tax-wise gift to VNSNY, such as a bequest, annuity, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance, brings specialized medical care to those in desperate need, and ensures that our outstanding care is available to support future generations. Additionally, we can work with you to structure your gift to ensure lifelong income, generate estate tax advantages, and provide tax benefits for you now, while continuing to improve the lives of others far into the future.

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 Statement 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 1-212-609-1525 or email us at development@vnsny.org 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 1-212-609-1525 or email us at development@vnsny.org for more information about how to make a gift of retirement assets and/or life insurance.

View our latest planned giving brochure to learn more, or call the VNSNY Development Hotline at 1-212-609-1525.

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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