Consider naming the Listen Foundation as a beneficiary, or a contingent (secondary) beneficiary, in your retirement account. Although most of us plan to leave our assets to our family, perhaps they would understand if you left a small percentage of your IRA so that we may continue our mission of helping children hear, listen and talk. This is easily accomplished through a beneficiary designation form that can be downloaded from your IRA custodian, and can easily be updated if you change your mind.
Fact Sheet for Donors / Advisors
Legal Name: Listen Foundation, Inc.
Federal Tax Identification Number: 24-7060754
Contact: Pat Greenway,Executive Director
Address: 6950 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 203, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Purpose: (Description of organization, perhaps including mission and vision statements.)
The Listen Foundation provides for and assists children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, with access to a proven speech, language, and listening therapy method to help them achieve a life of independence.
Security Delivery Instructions:
Recommended Language for Bequests and Testamentary Gifts:
Donors wishing to designate a gift to the Listen Foundation their will or trust should use the following language:
“I wish to give (choose the appropriate language)
(a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the estate)
(a specific number of shares of a specified security)
the proceeds of my life insurance policy, (name of insurance company and policy number) (donor should also change the beneficiary designation on the insurance policy)
my Individual Retirement Account (name of investment firm and account number) (donor should also change the beneficiary designation on the account)
the remainder interest in my Charitable Remainder Trust (specific name of trust) (donor should also have attorney change the remainder interest on the CRT documents)
Listen Foundation, Inc.
6950 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 203,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Attention: Executive Director
Use of Gifts: (optional)
Donors making planned gifts (by bequest, beneficiary designation, or retained benefit gifts) or outright gifts may specify a purpose for their gift.
¨ If the gift is $5,000 or more, the donor may create a named fund.
¨ Donors of gifts of $5,000 or more may request that a special fund be created to fund a specific cause or area of interest within the Listen Foundation.