Leave a Legacy

Throughout its history, the Weston Volunteer EMS has received indispensable financial support from donors who have chosen to make substantial gifts, or bequests, to support our mission. We are proud to recognize these benefactors who have made especially generous donations, or who have chosen to include the WVEMS in their estate plans, as Legacy Donors to the WVEMS.

Legacy Donors

Becoming a Legacy Donor demonstrates a profound commitment to the mission of the Weston Volunteer EMS. Large donors provide the foundation for our long-term success by providing critical financial resources and a stream of future earnings to relieve pressure on annual fundraising activities and to help defray the cost of major expenditures for facilities, ambulances, equipment, supplies and training. Future generations will be grateful to you for ensuring the continued quality of the emergency medical care in the Town of Weston. If you have already included WVEMS in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity!

Please consider leaving a legacy of your own to help sustain our wonderful volunteer tradition of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" in the town of Weston.

To learn more contact us at (203) 222-2600 or info@westonems.com


Legacy Opportunities

Bequest Through a Will or Trust. The most popular, and simplest, way to make a legacy gift is under your Will or Trust. You may prescribe a specific dollar amount, a percentage or a residual amount of the estate or trust to be donated to the Weston Volunteer EMS (WVEMS), or you may make a bequest of real estate, stocks, bonds, or other tangible property to the WVEMS. This provision can be made through a new Will or Trust, or added to a codicil or amendment attached to an existing document.

Assignment of Life Insurance. Another very popular, and easy, method of making a legacy donation is through the gift or assignment of the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Weston Volunteer EMS may be named as the sole, partial, or contingent beneficiary of a new or existing policy. Also, a paid-up life insurance policy may be donated to the Weston Volunteer EMS, thereby making the WVEMS the owner and sole beneficiary of the policy. The gift of an insurance policy can result in significant tax deductions for the donor.

Donation of Retirement Plan Assets. Assets accumulated in pensions, profit-sharing plans, 401(k)s, and IRAs often constitute a substantial portion of your assets. When left to the Weston Volunteer EMS, retirement plan assets, which are typically includable in your taxable estate, can escape both income and estate taxation to maximize the value of your gift.

Gifts of Stock and Other Securities. Donors may make outright gifts of real estate, stocks, bonds, or other tangible property to the WVEMS during their lifetimes. For further information, please contact us.

These are just a few of the ways that you can make a legacy gift to the Weston Volunteer EMS.

This information is intended to convey general information only and not to provide specific legal, tax or accounting advice. Donors should consult with their legal and tax advisors concerning the specific design of their personal legacy giving programs.

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WVEMS relies exclusively on you, our residents, to fund our operations. We are an IRS qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code. Donations and legacy Gifts are our only source of funding, and are tax deductible under applicable federal and state laws. DONATE NOW!

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