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Ways to Give

Options for Donating

Many of VNSNY’s charitable care and community benefit programs and services are made possible in large part by contributions from people like you. Here are some options for how you can donate.

Outright Giving

General contributions help VNSNY continue its nearly 125-year mission to provide the best quality home- and community-based healthcare to all New Yorkers, regardless of circumstance.

Memorial or tribute gifts allow you to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy in honor of a loved one or a special VNSNY staff member or home health aide.

Donate online today.

Estate Planning

A tax-wise planned gift to VNSNY 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, planned gifts may protect and increase your income, generate estate tax advantages, or provide tax benefits and real dividends now, while continuing to do good far into the future.

Your planned gift automatically grants you membership in VNSNY’s Lillian Wald Heritage Society. As a member, you will be invited to special events, will be listed in the Annual Report, will be noted for your legacy gift, and more.

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


Making a gift by bequest to VNSNY can be as simple as inserting a paragraph into your will.  Please call us at 212-609-1525 or email us at for example bequest language, and to help you direct your gift.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts are often mutually beneficial: They allow you to help fund VNSNY’s mission, while at the same time providing you with financial benefits such as tax savings or an income stream. Income-producing plans offered by VNSNY include: Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts.  Contact us to learn about current annuity rates, tax benefits, and the different types of annuities we offer.

Call us to learn about other tax benefits, and the different types of annuities we offer.

Gifts of Retirement Assets and Life Insurance

You may 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 plans.  Depending upon the gift, there may be immediate tax benefits, or savings to your estate.

You can also make a tax-free gift from your IRA to VNSNY.  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.

Leadership Council

VNSNY Leadership Council is made up of donors who have each given a total of $1,250 or more in a calendar year (exclusive of planned gifts and special event tickets) and includes benefits such as invitations and VIP seating to exclusive receptions, special events, and educational program, 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 included below:

Join the Leadership Council today.

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

Corporate Membership

The VNSNY Corporate Membership Program recognizes companies that provide financial support to VNSNY and help their employees live healthier lives, providing them with personalized access to VNSNY’s home health care services and educational materials. In addition, employees are offered guidance and expertise in making healthcare decisions for themselves and those for whom they care.

Supporter ($1,000-$9,999)

  • Special access to the VNSNY Corporate Member Care Center available by phone or online
  • Recognition as a member of the VNSNY Corporate Membership Program on VNSNY’s Annual Donor Wall, on the Corporate Membership website, in the annual Charitable Care and Community Benefit Report, and in other relevant publications
  • Access to information about volunteer opportunities for employees
  • Invitations to purchase tickets to the VNSNY annual Benefit Dinner, benefitting programs for underserved children and families

Partner ($10,000-$24,999)

All the benefits of Supporter, plus:

  • Recognition of CEO as a member of VNSNY’s honorific “Corporate Council” listed on the Corporate Membership website, in the annual Charitable Care and Community Benefit Report, and in other relevant publications
  • Up to two annual, on-site, lunch-time presentations on topics such as: Taking Care of Aging Parents; Caregiver Support; Maternity, Newborn, and Pediatric Care; End-of-Life; and other timely home health care issues. Access to VNSNY webinars for employees worldwide

Pacesetter ($25,000-$49,999)

All the benefits of Partner, plus:

  • Five on-site consultations with VNSNY Care Managers to develop geriatric care and/or caregiver support plans
  • Co-branded electronic publications about the latest news and innovations in home health care, health tip sheets, and disease-specific“self-care guides
  • Invitations to VNSNY events for up to ten employees
  • Two complimentary tickets to VNSNY’s Annual Gala benefiting programs for underserved children and families

Ambassador ($50,000 and above)

All the benefits of Pacesetter, plus:

  • Opportunities to underwrite or sponsor specific VNSNY healthcare and social service programs

Join the Leadership Council today.

Charitable Solicitation Disclosure

Upon request, a copy of VNSNY’s latest annual report can be obtained by contacting the organization by calling 1-212-609-1525, online, by writing to New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271, or as stated on Charitable Solicitation Disclosure.



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