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Ways to Give


There are several effective ways to share your generosity today with RSS and in the future. Take a look at the various options available to help you achieve your charitable goals.

Honor Donations:  A gift to RSS is a thoughtful way to express your fondness or admiration for someone. Tribute gifts can be made to honor the memory of someone who has passed away, , to recognize a meaningful occasion in someone’s life (such as speedy recovery, thank you, in memory, happy birthday or anniversary, etc.) or to otherwise recognize a milestone event or accomplishment in a friend or loved one’s life (such as graduation, wedding, birth of a child or grandchild, etc.). At your request, RSS will inform the designated person or family members of your thoughtfulness and generosity and, if approved, recognize your donation in RSS’ monthly newsletter. Click here to make a donation today.

Gifts in Your Will or Trust

Have you thought about what legacy you would like to leave the world? This is a simple, effective way to make a future gift. A single sentence in these documents is all that is needed to complete your gift to RSS and the Center for Ageless Living. You can give a specific item of property, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events, or a percentage of your estate.

If you have directed a gift or would like to talk to us about a legacy gift, please e-mail us at Click here to download sample language.

Have you already included RSS in your estate plans but have not notified us?

RSS is incredibly grateful for your decision to include RSS in your estate plan. We'd be honored to learn of your giving intentions and recognize your gift. Click here to download and complete a Planned Giving Intention Form and return to RSS.

Gifts from Your Retirement Account

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can make a gift to RSS from your individual retirement account (IRA) AND receive significant tax benefits in return. To give from your retirement plan, contact your plan administrator to start the process. Need a sample letter to send to your IRA administrator? Click here to download a sample letter.

Tree of Life Plaque

The Tree of Life is a special way to  honor a loved one. At RSS, donations can be made for a commemorative plaque on our Tree of Life which is prominently displayed in our center.

To purchase a tree of life plaque as a gift or in honor of a loved one contact RSS at Click here to see the Tree of Life and the cost of a plaque.

More Ways to Give Back

There are many different ways to support RSS and ageless living! Whether your passion is celebrating the excellent care our staff has provided to you or to a loved one, or to honor a friend or family member who participated in the Center for Ageless Living - we are humbled by the generosity of our RSS supporters. Other ways to give to RSS include:

  • Corporate Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants
  • In-kind Donations (RSS has an ongoing need for donations of furniture, computers/tech, and art supplies!)
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Tree of Life commemorative plaque at the Center for Ageless Living
  • Marketable Securities, Stock, and/or Savings Bonds
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation
  • Transfer on Death (TOD) or Payable on Death (POD) Account Beneficiary Designation
  • Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Lead Trust or Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Real Estate

Call us at 718.884.5900 or email to learn more about any of these charitable giving options.