Planned gifts often provide donors the ability to consider a larger donation to Community Servings. We invite you to explore the many ways you can provide a charitable gift that will benefit you, your family, and Community Servings.


Ways you can make a planned gift to Community Servings:

1. Donate appreciated stocks or securities.

2. Include Community Servings in your will.

3. Consider giving from your life insurance policy.

4. Name Community Servings as a beneficiary of your retirement fund.


What are the advantages?

1. A donor can change the terms of the gift during his or her life.

2. Donors and their heirs may receive a variety of tax benefits.

3. Donors can make a significant gift to support Community Servings’ mission.


Is it easy to accomplish?

It can be as easy as filling out a one-page form.


Become a member of the Bernie Smith Planned Giving Society

The Bernie Smith Planned Giving Society was founded in 2001 when a former client, Bernie Smith, left Community Servings a bequest in his will. Bernie understood firsthand the important work of Community Servings and wanted to give a meaningful gift to ensure that our programs would continue to grow and thrive in the future. 


To discuss a planned gift, please contact Tim Leahy, VP of Development and Communications at 617.522.7777 ext. 230. All conversations are strictly confidential.