The Summit Center Vista Society

The Summit Center Vista Society

The Summit Center Vista Society

Your Powerful Legacy. His Tremendous Potential.

Would you like to provide life-changing opportunities for individuals with autism, opportunities to acquire valuable communications skills, to build lasting friendships, to contribute to society through gainful employment? Consider a legacy gift to The Summit Center. Through a variety of planned giving vehicles, your generosity will lead to a more inclusive community.

You do not need a vast estate to make a legacy gift. All you need is the noble intention to make a difference by identifying The Summit Center in your will or estate plan. Participation in the Vista Society is a way of showing what you value most. It may encourage others to examine how they too can have an enduring impact on The Summit Center’s future.

Please complete the enrollment form so that we recognize you for the plans you have made. You can also choose to remain anonymous in your philanthropy.

Honoring Your Support

In deep appreciation of your devotion to The Summit Center, you are entitled to the following as a Vista Society member:

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Summit Academy
  • Invitation to our donor appreciation event
  • Invitation to other special events
  • Recognition on our website
  • Recognition in our annual report

Types of Bequests

Specific Bequest
You can designate a specific dollar amount or percentage to The Summit Center. These funds can be used where they are needed most, or they can be restricted to a specific program.

Residuary Bequest
Your estate will make all required distributions and pay all specific bequests. The remaining amount will be gifted to The Summit Center.

Contingent Bequest
With a contingent bequest, you can allocate a gift to The Summit Center in the event that one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled. For example, you can stipulate that if a spouse or child predeceases you, Summit would become the contingent beneficiary.

Sample Language

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] to The Summit Center, tax ID 16-1095750, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Ways of Giving

  • Will or trust
  • Life insurance policy
  • Gift of stock
  • Retirement account
  • Traditional IRA
  • Real estate
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable lead trust

Questions
Kara Lee, Director of Development
716-629-3449
klee@thesummitcenter.org

Vista Society Enrollment Form