Another Large Bequest Crowns a Very Caring Year for LightHouse

Last month we were heartened and grateful to receive a bequest of $906,000 from the Agnes T. Cole Trust. Agnes believed in our life-changing programs for the blind and included the LightHouse in her estate plans. These types of planned gifts are transformational for the LightHouse. Planned Gifts of any size enable us to plan for the future, invest in innovative new programming, and enhance our offerings for the blind and low vision community.

The LightHouse has been the beneficiary of more than $25 million in such bequests over the last generation, and this thoughtful kindness has made us able to continue to offer programs and services available nowhere else in Northern California.

To learn more about Planned Giving and its transformative power, we have a resource for you and your family: the LightHouse Planned Giving Guide. The Guide outlines and compares a variety of methods of estate planning vehicles and the benefits of each. You have the opportunity to ensure that future generations of blind children, teens, adults and seniors receive the training and support they need to live their lives to the fullest.

With your investment in the LightHouse, we can help blind and visually impaired people gain confidence and attain skills to find employment, become self-reliant, and fulfill their dreams. You can make a difference, and there are many gift options from which to choose, ranging from bequests to gifts that pay you income for life. You can take a look at an electronic copy of it here.

To receive a printed or braille copy, please contact us

Want to discuss planned gifts opportunities or notify us of your intentions? Please contact Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development, at 415-694-7333 or