Help Ensure That Everyone Has the Ability to Succeed
You support Oak Hill because you want to see everyone, regardless of ability or life challenges, realize their potential. When you include Oak Hill in your will or other long-term plans, you partner with us as advocates for children and adults with disabilities. Your gift to future generations will help ensure that we all have the opportunity to thrive.
Emily Wells Foster Society
The nation’s first nursery for blind children was established in 1888 by Emily Wells Foster. In 1893 it would become the Connecticut Institute for the Blind, which expanded into today’s Oak Hill. Emily’s legacy has changed the lives of hundreds of blind Americans over the past 123 years and donors continue to expand on her mission by supporting the creation of new programs and services.
The Emily Wells Foster Society (EWFS) was established to recognize individuals who have made provision for Oak Hill in their estate plans. There are presently over 200 individuals and families who are recognized as EWFS members. As you consider your legacy giving, some of the opportunities, which can provide tax benefits to you and/ or your estate, include gifts of real estate or personal property, insurance policies, IRA or Keogh Plan benefits, bequests, and trust arrangements.