Ways To Donate
Opengate, as a non-profit agency, depends upon charitable donations from our supporters to continue to provide necessary, high quality programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The constantly shifting models of government funding have made the need that much greater. Please support the work we do by donating today.
Making a gift to Opengate is as easy as clicking the Donate button below. Follow instructions for PayPal or use your credit card. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make a donation.
Did you know the vast majority of legacy gifts to nonprofits are made not through fancy annuities and other financial arrangements requiring the nonprofit’s management but the old-fashioned way – through wills and simple probate-avoidance devices? Other avenues are through living trusts, and beneficiary designations on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other financial and investment instruments.
Wills and living trusts are simple to create. In order to name a charity among your beneficiaries, you simply state the not-for-profit’s full legal name, location and tax identification number. Add the nature of the gift, such as cash or property, and any restrictions on what the charity can or cannot do with your gift.
It’s even simpler for you to name your not-for-profit as the beneficiary of property such as a bank account, life insurance policy, or retirement plan. Your bank or other financial institution usually provides a form for the donor to use.
Estate planning is very important whether you are younger or older. The impact you can have on an organization like Opengate is tremendous and you will leave a living legacy. With 11 residential homes in Westchester County plus other properties to maintain, Opengate foresees a tremendous investment in infrastructure in its future. Moreover, there is a need for additional residential placements due to the number of individuals with developmental disabilities who are turning 21 and ‘aging out’ of their family homes and educational facilities, where school districts had provided occupational, physical and behavioral therapies up to this point. This makes openings at in-demand agencies like Opengate ever more important.
How Estates Are Distributed
Unfortunately, we sometimes learn too late that if we fail to plan our estates, state law will direct that our property be distributed under a one-size-fits-all statutory formula (called intestate succession), which is unlikely to fully reflect our wishes.
At Opengate we fully recognize the effort that goes into effective estate planning and will memorialize the contribution in any way you see fit. Please contact Chief Executive Officer Brian Hulten for more information.
LEGAL NAME: Opengate, Inc.
LOCATION: 357 Main St., Armonk, New York 10504
TELEPHONE: (914) 277-5350
TAX ID NUMBER: 13-2634269
357 Main Street • Armonk, New York 10504
(914) 277-5350 • http://www.opengateinc.org
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Opengate, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit residential and day program facility serving developmentally disabled adults. All contributions directly benefit those we serve and are tax deductible as allowed by current law. A copy of Opengate, Inc.’s last financial report filed with the Department of State may be obtained by writing to Opengate, Inc., or to the New York State Department of State, Office of Charities Registration, Albany, New York 12231.