Make a Legacy Donation

Make a lasting and meaningful impact

Memorial and Legacy Donations are critical to the success of the Center, and are a great way to honor a loved one.

Memorial Donors

Norm & Steve Bender - in memory of their father Kurt Bender

Marian & Jack Rose - in memory of Celia & Joseph Fink

Susan Serico - in memory of Vasco and Charlotte (Hubler) Fontana

Sharon Rivenson Mark - in memory of Louis and Rae Rivenson

Henry Klein - in memory of Anne & Philip Klein and Ray Washington

Jackie Rankin - in memory of Maureen, Shawn and Tom

Ruth Barone - in memory of Sherry Rosso

Nina Bertsch & Family - in memory of John Duzey

Ringwood Library Association - in memory of Bob Weismantel

Ringwood Borough PBA Local 247 - in memory of John Duzey

​Karin Ahmed - in memory of John Duzey

Marie Cannici - in memory of Cornelius Van Den Borek

Norma Allen & Roger Lesser - in memory of Mollie, Sam, & Beverly Allen

The Kent Family - In memory of Dave Rubinstein

Teaneck Community Chorus - in memory of Dave Rubinstein

The Angiolini Family - in memory of John Angiolini

Ann Darling & Anne Siebecker - in memory of Robert Sokolski
Christopher & Dianne Gengler - in memory of Robert Sokolski
Friends & Co-workers of Linda Sokolski - in memory of Robert Sokolski
Lillian Appiah & Family - in memory of Robert Sokolski

Karin Ahmed - in memory of Marleigh Moore Siebecker

Kitty & Joel Stern - in memory of Marleigh Moore Siebecker​

Peter, Bill & Michael Chapko - in memory of Nettie Chapko​​

Permanent Memorial Sponsorships

Want to have a part of Weis named in yours or a loved ones honor? Contact us!

Send a gift from our Amazon Wish List

Select and purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List, and have it shipped directly to Weis!*

We have supplies and equipment we really need for every budget ($8-$200) so you can choose a specific item that you would like to donate.

*When checking out, make sure to update the shipping address so it comes right to us: The New Weis Center, 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456 

Thank you for making a lasting impact!

Memorial and Legacy Donations

Ways to Make a Lasting Impact

  • ​Gifts of Stock or Mutual Funds: When you donate stocks or mutual fund shares that you have held for more than one year, and have increased in value, you qualify for a tax deduction on the current market value, and can avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • Naming us as beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement account: Retirement fund assets are taxable to your heirs, but tax-free when given to a non-profit. Changing your beneficiary designation just involves filling out a simple form provided by your plan administrator.
  • Naming us as beneficiary of a bank account: This can be done by changing the designated beneficiary at your bank, without having to change your Will.
  • Naming us as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy: A donor may make an irrevocable gift of an existing policy that is fully paid for, or they may make a gift of a policy that requires additional annual premiums: or the charity may simply be named as a beneficiary of a policy that the donor continues to own and pay for. Through a relatively small annual cost (the premium), you can make a gift far in excess of what would otherwise be possible for you to donate.
  • Gift to us directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) withdrawal: If you are over age 70 1/2, you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD), and will most likely have to pay taxes on it . If you donate some or all of your RMD directly to charity, it is not considered taxable income. Keeping your income lower can help you to avoid paying income taxes, and also possibly avoid the high-income surcharge on Medicare Parts B and D premiums.
  • Gifts by Will: If you are planning on making, or changing your Will, remember that you likely have charitable causes that are important to you. The best way to make sure your favorite causes are remembered is to make a gift in your Will. It can be either a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate (after paying out other obligations). You should consult with your family, your attorney and financial planner before making a decision, but here is some sample language for making an unrestricted gift by Will:
  • "I Hereby all give and bequeath to The Highlands Nature Friends, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation located in Ringwood, New Jersey (Tax ID 46-5725489) the sum of $______ (or _____ percent of my residuary estate) to be used for its general purposes."
  • If you do decide to make a donation through your estate, please let us know so we can thank you for your generosity!