Planned Giving

The ACHIEVE Foundation seeks to support ACHIEVE’s mission to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Foundation ensures the sustainability of the agency and fosters the growth of the services that we provide. Each opportunity that is created offers a choice for the families and the 2,200 individuals that we serve across all of our programs every day.

The growth of the Foundation is determined by planned gifts from our community and family members. These gifts are the cornerstone of our Foundation and allow us to continue to offer a wide range of programs and services. When someone chooses to give to the ACHIEVE Foundation, they are providing the individuals that we serve with choices and independence.

  • On Monday, John is dropped off at Cutler Pond for work. He spends his day folding linens and laughing with his friends while earning a paycheck. He works at his own pace, takes a break whenever he gets tired and finds support when he needs it. John enjoys his independence and loves the friends he has made at work.
  • Tim walks into work every Tuesday at 10:30am. Today he is joined by his job coach Dave. The owner and all of his co-workers think Tim is the best. He works at a local restaurant as a dishwasher and never misses a day. Tim has worked there for 5 years as part of ACHIEVE’s supported employment program.
  • Every Wednesday, Dominick’s mom drops him off at Cutler Pond’s Day Habilitation program. Wednesdays are one of his favorites. At 11:00they grab their jackets and jump into the agency van. Wednesday is the day they volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Giving back to the community gives Dom a sense of value.
  • Thursday nights are Theresa’s favorites. After dinner with her friends, her house holds a Wii bowling tournament. Everyone in the house plays, even some of the staff. Theresa has issues with ambulation and requires assistance with all activities of daily living. ACHIEVE’s 24/7 residential program supports her and contributes to her safety and security.
  • Every day, including Friday, Patrick calls Eric to tell him about his day. Patrick is an only child and his parents passed away a few years ago. His parents named ACHIEVE as the guardian for Patrick and Eric is his guardianship coordinator. Eric listens, advises and looks out for Patrick’s best interests. They have developed a wonderful friendship. Patrick looks forward to his daily talks with Eric and telling him about his day.

Each person has a purpose and a plan. As you plan your legacy and the gifts that will follow you after you pass away, please consider the ACHIEVE Foundation. Your legacy can help support the hopes, dreams, and work of these individuals and other as they pursue their life plan.

Ways to Give to ACHIEVE

Every year, more donors are discovering the benefits of supporting ACHIEVE through their estate plans. These planned gifts are the cornerstones to the ACHIEVE Foundation and support the programs and services of our organization.


A charitable bequest is the easiest and best way to make a gift to ACHIEVE. By means of your will or other estate plan, you can name ACHIEVE as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.

There are many reasons to make a bequest. A bequest allows you to honor a loved one, while providing critical support to ACHIEVE’s programs and services. For more information and planned giving language.


Your retirement-plan benefits are very likely a significant portion of your net worth. And because of special tax considerations, they could make an excellent choice for funding a charitable gift.

Stock and Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial — both to you and to ACHIEVE. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes.

Real Estate

Giving a gift of real estate, such as a personal home, vacation home, undeveloped property, or a farm, can be a highly effective philanthropic and financial strategy.

 To learn more about Planned Giving, or to make a donation, please contact Preston Evans in the Development Office at