Build Your Legacy


Through thoughtful legacy giving, the Baird family has made a lasting impact on Kessler Foundation’s innovative research, which translates into revolutionary treatments for stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other disabling conditions. The result more effective rehabilitation protocols that help children and adults with disabilities restore their mobility and their ability to think, learn, and remember. You can create a legacy, too.

Legacy giving may have important financial advantages for you and your heirs, and many options are available. No matter which you choose, your legacy will change the lives of people with disabilities.

You can: 

  • Include a bequest to Kessler Foundation in your will. Your estate will earn a federal charitable estate tax deduction, and you enjoy the satisfaction of helping people with disabilities in decades to come. With a gift through your will, you control your assets for life. Options include:             

⚬ A specific amount gives a stated amount (e.g., $25,000, $50,000, $100,000) to Kessler Foundation.

A specific property gives a particular item (house, car, bank or brokerage account, stock holding) to Kessler Foundation. 

A residual percentage gives what remains of your estate after all other bequests, debts, and taxes have been paid. This popular method allows you to keep your gifts proportional to the size of your estate. 

  • Create a life-income gift plan through a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust that pays you income for life and then provides support to Kessler Foundation.

  • Designate Kessler Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement plan, savings account, or brokerage account.

Please contact Michele Pignatello at 973.324.8363 or to learn more about building your legacy.