Easton, CT. Senior Center
How to Donate
An ENDOWMENT is like a savings account. A portion of the
interest generated on the principal provides a permanent source
of funds for a particular purpose as determined by the donor.
The remainder of the interest is reinvested in the endowment.
Since an endowment’s principal is never spent, these funds
create financial stability, allowing the Senior Center to be
less dependent on unpredictable sources of funding such as
budgets support. These endowment funds will
Be professionally managed.
You may create a NAMED ENDOWMENT FUND.
This allows the donor the opportunity to associate the name of a
family or individual with a project or program of enduring
Additionally, a donor can choose to
support a specific area or to give an unrestricted gift. An
UNRESTRICTED GIFT is one where the money will be used in areas
of greatest need as determined by the BOARD. Unrestricted gifts
provide a pool of funds that are NOT RESTRICTED to specific
RESTRICTED GIFTS are earmarked for a
specific purpose, such as provision of holiday meals to
shut-ins. Although both types of gift are important
unrestricted gifts are of vital importance because they
allow the Board to provide funding for those areas of greatest
The Many Forms of Legacy Gifts
would like to ask you to consider helping the ESCC, Inc.
through your long-range financial plans. You may make a gift
or may leave a gift through your estate plan. I am sure that you
already know that bequests can be left through wills. Other
options include naming the ESCC, INC. as beneficiary of a life
insurance policy or designating the EASTON SENIOR CITIZEN’S
CENTER, INC. as a beneficiary of retirement accounts, bank
certificates of deposit and bank money market funds—some credit
unions will also do this. You can also leave gifts of personal
property such as books, artwork, or equipment. You may leave
gifts of real estate through a transfer of residential,
commercial or undeveloped real estate.
All gifts will be
administered in strict accordance with the donor’s wishes and
will be deposited directly into an existing or newly created
fund set up to benefit the purposes designated by the donor.
Details of the expenditures and disbursements are kept by the
Board’s Treasurer. The ESCC will make available a summary of specific information about
revenue, expenditures and operating costs . Further, the ESCC
will issue an individual report , on request,, to any donor, this through the
ESCC’s annual tax return and IRS FORM 990. ESCC will
also provide details of fundraising, management and other
revenue and expenses.
Please note the establishment of
endowments or legacy gifts are received as a source of funds in
addition to and separate from donations made throughout the year
that help keep the Senior Center running on an everyday basis..
The ESCC believes that a strong ENDOWMENT is critical to supporting the Senior Center. Support
from public sources including the town is not enough. Private
gifts are needed for the Senior Center to realize its goals.
Accordingly, the ESCC goal is to raise contributions from
individual donors, private organizations, companies and
philanthropic foundations and to skillfully invest both
unrestricted and restricted gifts made to the endowment in order
to generate reliable income to support the Senior Center.
Through the exercise of its fiduciary responsibility the ESCC
gives donors the confidence that their gifts will be handled in
accordance with their wishes. In fact, these funds CANNOT be
appropriated for any other purposes.
Please include the following information
when making the EASTON SENIOR CITIZEN’S CENTER, INC. a
beneficiary of any planned gift:
Full Legal Name:
Easton Senior Citizen’s
Walter Eastwood, Treasurer
650 Morehouse Rd.
Easton, CT 06612
Federal Tax Identification Number:
Many companies offer
their own programs that match
charitable gifts made by
The size of the gift you wish to
make is entirely up to you. Each
and every contribution is
important to us and is
All gifts are recognized with an
ALL GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
to the full extent allowed by
the law. Please note: No goods
or services are given in
How can I Donate to the Easton Senior
The Easton Senior
Center is supported by the Town of Easton Budget but all
programs are paid for by donations and grants. This relieves
the tax burden on the very strong seniors we are trying to
assist. There are so many ways to help the Center.
All donations are tax deductible
1. Checks can be made payable to the Easton Senior Citizen's
2. Support our tag sales, auctions and fairs.
3. Celebrate birthdays and special occasions with a donation
to the Center.
4. Arrange for an "in lieu of" donation instead of flowers
if a loved one passes.
(We will send cards of acknowledgements to families)
5. Donate to our monthly mailings and have family names
acknowledged on our monthly newsletter.
6. Arrange for the Center to be a beneficiary in your will
and ask about our endowment plan.
7. Donate any of the following items listed below: Every
little donation really helps!
Large mailing envelopes
Blank greeting cards
Dry erase markers
Non-perishable food for food closet
New or almost new clothing for all ages
Seasonal coats or jackets
Sheets, pillow cases, towels
New or nearly new toys or games
10" or larger baskets with handles
Hard cover, large print, or paperback books (copyright
within past 5 years)
Yarn for knitters
Books on tape or CD
New or gently used medical equipment
CD-R or CD-RW discs