Why I Included ACB in My Estate Plans

by Dan Dillon

Why did you join the American Council of the Blind (ACB)? I joined ACB because I wanted to do whatever I could to help make this world a better place for blind and visually impaired people to live.
I decided to include ACB in my will, so that I could continue to support the good work of ACB even after I was gone. Most people don’t want to talk about estate planning, because it means we are talking about someone’s death. Don’t procrastinate — none of us know what the future holds!
If you feel passionate about ACB’s mission and wish to make a lasting difference, I suggest that you see a lawyer soon and craft a will that includes the American Council of the Blind. Please be sure to communicate your intentions to ACB. Most people leave any assets they might have to their children, which is most laudable, but there’s still plenty of room for a percentage of your estate to be left to ACB. Ironically, most people don’t appreciate the size of their assets and are surprised that at the end, there is plenty to go around!
I commend so many of you out there who have given so much of your time, talent and treasure to this wonderful organization! This is an easy way for you to keep on giving after you’re gone, perpetuating a legacy that is consistent with your strong beliefs and passion to improve the lives of blind people in future generations.
After I’m gone, I’ll be singing with Brenda in the choir of angels up in heaven, while at the same time, I’ll still be doing what I can do to make this world a better place for blind and visually impaired people here on earth via my bequest to ACB.
If you have questions, or would like to discuss your wishes confidentially in greater detail, please contact Tom Tobin, ACB’s Director of Development, at 1-800-424-8666 extension 5, or via e-mail, ttobin@acb.org.