Planned Giving

Remembering Judson Center in your will is a meaningful way to leave your legacy.  You will be giving the gift of a lifetime that costs you nothing in the present.

Since 1924, Judson Center has been creating better lives and brighter futures for children and families in our community.  By leaving a planned gift, you will support our work for generations to come.    It is also one of the simplest ways to provide support for our future. 

A properly drafted will or other planned giving channels can minimize estate costs and taxes, ensure that you property is managed the way you want, and provide for your spouse, children and grandchildren.

You may be surprised to learn that your will can also be a flexible way to help keep the critical work of Judson Center moving forward, after your family’s needs have been met. 


There are many ways to leave your legacy:

Bequests are ways to include a gift of cash, life insurance, securities, or real estate in your will. This is the simplest way to make sure your intentions are realized.

Annuities allow you to make a contribution and receive income during your lifetime while enjoying the tax advantage of charitable giving.

Life Income Plans are a sophisticated and flexible way to make a gift while providing income. You may qualify for an immediate charitable tax deduction, reduce estate tax and avoid or reduce capital gains tax. The most popular are Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trust and Charitable Remainder Unitrust.

Retirement Assets that remain after your lifetime are not always transferrable through a will and subject to estate tax as well as income tax. Naming a non-profit as the beneficiary may be advantageous. All that is required is to name the non-profit on the beneficiary line. 

For more information regarding planned gifts to Judson Center:

Contact:  Erika Jones at 248.837.2052 or


Judson Center is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, tax I.D. 38-1359084

Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.