Planned Gift Donor Highlight: Josephine and Edwin C. F. Knowles

In 1963, Josephine Knowles passed away. A sum of a little over $30,000 from Mrs. Knowles and her husband, Edwin C. F. Knowles’ estate was put into a Trust under will.  The dividends from this account were bequeathed to three organizations (LightHouse’s Enchanted Hills Camp was to receive 15% of the funds). In the five subsequent decades, the LightHouse has received regular checks from the trust.

When tallied, over 450 gifts thus far have raised over $800,000 for LightHouse for the Blind! The Trust was set to expire after 50 years, so a final payment on the trust is forthcoming. As you can see, planned gifts are the gifts that keep giving. We are deeply thankful to the Knowles and the hundreds of people who have thoughtfully chosen to include the LightHouse for the Blind in their estate plans. By including the LightHouse in your will, you can reduce taxes and bureaucratic fees, while supporting our work advocating for the right for our constituents to travel safely, teach skills to live with independence and give people the support and inspiration to pursue their dreams.

Perhaps you would like to leave a legacy in our community, but may not know exactly how to go about it? Here is where we can help. To learn more please contact our Development Director, Jennifer Sachs at (415) 694-7333 or