How Will You Be Remembered?

Most of us have paused for a moment to ask the question, “What do I want to be remembered for?”

Since 1974, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT has been at the forefront of social services development in southeastern CT. We have worked to enrich the lives of local families by providing accessible, high-quality programming in which they can learn and grow. We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our community, especially those who need us the most, have a tangible measure of hope and greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their great futures.

A legacy gift to Child and Family Agency will ensure local southeastern CT families will have access to essential resources and services for generations to come.

There are many different ways to make a planned gift to Child and Family Agency. If you are interested in planning a major gift, please consult with your attorney or financial advisor.

​Important information for your attorney/advisor:

​Legal Name: Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT, Inc.
Tax ID #: 23-7212022
Mailing Address: 255 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320​

Below are some ideas of charitable gifts.

Make a Bequest in Your Will

This is one of the simplest ways to make a planned gift. You pay nothing now, but leave a beautiful legacy when you designate Child and Family Agency in your estate plans. If you choose to make a bequest to CFA, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity.

Life Insurance

You can designate Child and Family Agency as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) allows you to receive income from assets through the CRT during your lifetime, and the remaining assets after your lifetime can be distributed to your favorite charity.

Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust (CLT) allows you to distribute income to your charitable fund for a period of years or during your lifetime, then the assets return to you or a surviving family member(s). This charitable instrument allows you to make a gift to a charity and transfer assets to family members while saving taxes.

IRA and Retirement Plan Assets

A qualifying charitable distribution allows you to donate up to $100,000 per year directly to a qualifying charity from your IRA and exclude it from your income. The qualifying charitable distribution must go directly from your IRA to your chosen charitable organization. You can use this qualified charitable distribution to satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your retirement account. If you are 70 1/2 or older, this is a charitable giving tool to consider. The portion of your RMD that you donate to charity reduces your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) dollar for dollar.