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Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society

the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society

The Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society was established in 2015 to honor the founder of the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, which was started in 1871.

The Children’s Center is the oldest human services organization in Erie County. It was founded in 1871 by a group of women interested in helping orphaned and homeless children. Miss Sarah Reed was an original member of this group and served as its President for 45 years from 1889 until her death in 1934. Her contributions to the agency’s early development were so substantial that in 1935 the Center was renamed in her honor.

To become a Charter member in the society, simply notify us that you have included Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center in your will or made provisions to turn over an existing insurance policy to the organization or through a gift of property.

Just as Sarah A. Reed recognized the potential in all persons, those members of her Legacy Society recognize the potential of the future and assist in making the challenges and opportunities that are sure to unfold in fulfilling her vision. Your commitment today to the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society will truly help provide for a brighter tomorrow

An Invitation to Join the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society

Members of the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to Sarah A. Reed Children's Center through a very special and important form of financial support.

These donors have named Sarah A. Reed Children's Center as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of retirement accounts, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts.

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.

Benefits of membership in the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society also include annual luncheons, invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.

The most important benefit you will receive from joining the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term success.

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