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Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support NECO’s mission.

Planned Giving Options

Your planned gift to NECO may be part of a comprehensive estate plan that enables you to support NECO in ways that may maximize your personal objectives while achieving personal income and/or tax savings. Some planned options may be: bequests, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuities, memorial and honorary gifts, home donations, donor advised funds, or charitable lead trusts.

Monthly Giving

You can provide consistent support to NECO with monthly contributions that are automatically deducted from your checking account or credit card. You will retain complete control of your giving and may increase, decrease, or suspend your contributions at any time. Sign up to donate the same amount every month, on whatever day you choose, for as long as you choose.

Here’s what your monthly gift could support:

  • $10 a month provides a comprehensive eye exam to a child with disabilities. 
  • $25 a month provides vision screenings for children in Boston Public Schools. 
  • $40 a month provides low vision devices for the underinsured. 
  • $83 a month provides a low-income elder housing facility with a video electronic magnifier.

The NECO Fund

Gifts to the NECO Fund help the College remain at the forefront of optometric education and patient care. With multiple giving categories, you can choose the impact of your gift:

Student Experience 
Activities and Clubs
Student Events

NECO’s Innovation Center
Faculty research
Student research projects
State-of-the-art optometric technology

Community Outreach
Vision screenings at Boston Public Schools
Low vision rehabilitation services
Perkins School for the Blind
Cotting School
MA Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Carroll Center for the Blind
Comprehensive eye care for people experiencing homelessness