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Planned Giving Options

Planned giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for you and your loved ones. There are many easy giving options from which you can choose — strategies that enhance your personal well being, as well as New England College of Optometry and New England Eye. Visit our Planned Giving website.

Bequests - Wills and Living Trusts

Learn how to help others and New England College of Optometry and New England Eye by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift. 

Beneficiary Designations

Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets. 

Charitable Gift Annuities

Read more about how to make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life. 

Charitable Remainder Trusts

In the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support. 

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future. 

Real Estate

Give your home, but live there for life. Find out how you can make a gift to New England College of Optometry and New England Eye of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in your home for the rest of your life. 

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by New England College of Optometry and New England Eye, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person. 

Endowed Gifts

Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness. 

Donor Advised Funds

Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.

Learn more about Planned Giving options.

NECO prepared me for a marvelous profession. We both felt it was our duty to give something back. Including NECO in our estate plan will help the College sustain its educational leadership for the long term.
David Helfman, 'OD Class of 69, Legacy Society donor