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Making a Difference

Make a Difference and Donate Today!

Aging Care Connections has been a voice for older adults and their families for more than 40 years.Your gift is an investment in our community with 80 cents on every dollar going directly to our clients! You can make a difference by making a donation now!

Join The Lee M. Burkey, Sr. Society

The Lee M. Burkey, Sr. Society was created in memory of Lee M. Burkey, Sr., an Aging Care Connections Board member, donor, and community leader. Mr. Burkey created our organization's first giving society to help meet the growing needs of our aging community. Today, the society is made up of philanthropists in the community who support Aging Care Connections with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Click here for more information on the Lee M. Burkey, Sr. Society.

Planned Giving

Maybe you’ve experienced how uplifting Aging Care Connections’ support can be, when we provided you answers as you were navigating the challenges of aging. Please help us provide our programs, services, support and respite to other older adults and their families in our community. You can do this by including Aging Care Connections in your estate plans. It’s a form of giving with significant tax benefits.

A Gift in Your Will

We hope you'll consider including a gift to Aging Care Connections in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers simplicity, flexibility and tax relief.

Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official bequest language for Aging Care Connections is:

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Aging Care Connections [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

Other Planned Gifts

Though a bequest is the simplest form of planned giving, it is not the only. When you include Aging Care Connections in your estate plans through a bequest, annuity, trust, retirement plan or another form, you leave a legacy for generations to come. Some forms of planned gifts even provide income for yourself or for a loved one. A representative of Aging Care Connections will be happy to work with you or your tax and/or legal advisers in choosing the type of gift that is best for you.

Bequests: A Lasting Legacy

Aging Care Connections would like to invite you to consider a lasting legacy to benefit seniors in our community. Our mission "to enrich the quality of life of older adults and their families through a range of programs and services to enhance their well-being and independence" touches the lives of 8,000 people each year. We deeply appreciate the foresight of those who designate a bequest to Aging Care Connections in their wills, or families who request donations to benefit Aging Care Connections be made at the time of memorial services. There are many vehicles for achieving goals to benefit Aging Care Connections which may be helpful to the donor as well. With the consultation of professional advisors including attorneys, certified public accountants or trust officers, donors are able to accomplish the following:

  • Establish an endowed trust;
  • Produce a stream of income through a life income gift program;
  • Reduce federal estate taxes;
  • Obtain a charitable tax deduction;
  • Avoid or reduce capital gains taxes on transfers of appreciated property.

The gift may be funded through a variety of assets including cash, securities (such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or closely held securities), real estate (such as a personal residence, commercial property, or vacant land), and tangible personal property (such as art, antiques, jewelry, or collectibles). In addition, the gift may be made in the form of a current gift or a gift
through your estate.
Our sincere thanks for considering a lasting legacy to benefit Aging Care Connections.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Aging Care Connections. Only with a dedicated group of volunteers can we offer a range of programs and services every month to the more than 8,000 individuals and families we serve each year. Volunteering is a source of great satisfaction for those who participate. Following are some of the major volunteer groups with brief descriptions. If you would like to volunteer, or if you would like more information on these opportunities, please stop by Aging Care Connections, or please contact Denise Gerda, Development Associate, at 708-603-2245 or dgerda@agingcareconnections.org. Please use the Volunteer Form.

Front Desk Receptionist. The time commitment is four hours per week, 8:30 am –12:30 pm or 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The receptionist is responsible for receiving incoming calls, directing calls to the appropriate person or office, greeting visitors, and scheduling appointments.

Clerical Worker.  Responsibilities involve assisting administrative staff with clerical duties including filing, computer data entry; helping with mass mailings and other general office work. .

Benefits Assistance. Benefits Assistance volunteers help seniors apply for benefits for which they may be eligible. Training is provided to learn the various programs.

Annual Gala Committee.   The Sports Ball Benefit Gala is our premier annual fundraising event. Volunteers are needed to solicit silent auction items, complete data entry, recruit sports celebrities, package auction items, and assist on the evening of the event.
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