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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.

Use our special tool to see if your employer will match your donation to VNSNY! It will also help you complete the forms to make sure the extra support gets to work for our patients in need quickly.

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 acknowledges generous support from individuals 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 residents, regardless of their circumstance or ability to pay. Members help us serve those who are chronically and terminally ill, adults and the frail elderly, infants, children, and families—New Yorkers, from all walks and at all stages of life.

Leadership Council members give annual contributions to our life-saving and life-enhancing programs at these levels:

Benefactor – $1,000

Humanitarian – $2,500

Visionary – $5,000

President’s Circle – $10,000

Chairman’s Circle – $25,000+

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

  • Invitations to special events
  • Meeting program staff and leadership
  • Recognition in VNSNY’s Charitable Care and Community Benefit Report
  • Friends Care Phone Line to assist in navigating the home healthcare system
  • Sponsorship options at the Chairman’s Circle and above
  • The deep satisfaction that comes from knowing your support is making a critical and positive difference in the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers.

You can provide unrestricted support or designate your contributions to our specific charitable care and community benefit programs. We serve those who cannot afford home care through our Charitable Care Program; chronically and terminally ill infants and children and their families through our Maternity, Newborn & Pediatrics Program; first-time, low-income mothers and their babies through our Nurse-Family Partnership; the elderly so they can age in place through our Community Outreach Programs; people at the end of life and their loved ones through our Hospice and Palliative Care Program. We play a major role in New York’s mental health safety-net through our Community Mental Health Services programs. VNSNY’s Center for Home Care Policy and Research is the nation’s leader in conducting rigorous scientific research aimed at improving patient outcomes and promoting positive changes in the healthcare industry.

To learn our programs or to become a Leadership Council member, please contact Andrea E. Hill, Director of Individual Giving, at 1-212-609-1577 or [email protected].

Join the Leadership Council

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 [email protected].

Estate Gifts

At VNSNY, we make long-term giving easy, with many options.

You may wish to include VNSNY in your will, or make a tax-savvy gift such as an annuity, IRA, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance. All gifts will help us bring professional, skilled and compassionate medical care to those in need, continuing our charitable work for generations to come. Together, we can creatively craft your gift to maximize the impact on our patients and potentially create tax benefits for you and your family and/or income for life.

With your gift, we’ll welcome you to our Lillian Wald Heritage Society. We’ll thank you with invitations to special events and public recognition (if you agree). If you are one of the next 30 people to join the Society—thanks to the Levan-Ross Bequest Challenge—your intention will trigger an immediate $500 donation.

Join our Lillian Wald Heritage Society and help New Yorkers in need—now and in the future. Visit the Challenge page or send back our Intent statement.


Making a gift by bequest to VNSNY can be as simple as inserting a paragraph into your will.  See the sample language below.

“I give, devise and bequeath to Visiting Nurse Service of New York, with offices at 107 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 and federal tax ID 13-3189926, or its successors in interest, exclusive of my lifetime giving, if any, the sum of $      , to be used for its general purposes at the sole discretion of its trustees.”

Your attorney can change this to a percentage of your residual estate or a specific asset, or to specify a particular program. Please have them contact us if we can help: Tony Martignetti, Esq., 1-212-609-1556 or [email protected].

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 [email protected] 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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