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Kieve-Wavus Legacy Planning Ideas

Founded and developed by teachers, nurtured and supported by wonderful friends, our organization has grown and changed – yet still retains much of its original character and spirit. Four generations of young people now share fond memories of this place at the end of the West Neck Road. The important lessons they learned about friendship, joy, acceptance, responsibility – and loyalty, courage and perseverance – are Kieve’s and Wavus' real legacy.

Each year, nearly 10,000 boys, girls, men and women – from around the globe – are touched by the power and goodness of the Kieve experience. The legacy of Kieve and Wavus is increasingly far-reaching because of the generosity of the many friends who believe in our purpose "…to empower young people and the adults who affect them to contribute positively to society…" Your legacy is how you choose to be remembered. We urge you to consider Kieve’s impact upon you and your family, as you plan for the future. We can work with your estate planner to help you create a lasting legacy.

Here are a few Legacy "Planned Giving"ideas:

There are many opportunities for planned giving with Kieve-Wavus.

Some gifts cost you nothing today; others provide you with income for life. All make a difference. Opportunities include:

  • Cash (the simplest way to support)
  • Appreciated Securities (see below)
  • Bequest (designate a portion of your will or trust)
  • Life Insurance (name K-W a beneficiary)
  • IRA & 401(k) Distributions (name K-W as a full or partial beneficiary)
  • Real Estate (donate property - Click to see our Gift Acceptance Policy
  • Tangible Personal Property (give boats, equipment, or possibly antiques or collectibles)
  • Appreciated Stock Donations - If you have stock that was purchased years ago and has appreciated significantly in value, donating the stock to Kieve-Wavus is a great way to help us out and for you to avoid capital gains. Click here to download the stock transfer instructions


    Charitable Gift Options might include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity that pays you a fixed income for life.
  • Charitable Trusts - there are a number of options that could provide benefits to you, your family and K-W. See your financial advisor or touch base with our Development Dept., we are here to help in whatever way we can.