Planned Giving

A Gift for a Better Future

Racker invites you to join our Planned Giving Drive and make a planned gift to Racker. Planned gifts left to Racker have been transformative! They have helped us develop new programs, offer the latest strategies for staff training, and helped us implement innovative time-saving technologies – all the things that are necessary in helping our vision of a world where all people know they belong come to life.  Our funding streams can be narrow and specific. When you make provisions for a gift to Racker in your will or estate plans, you help the agency address the critical issues yet to come.

There are many ways to make a planned gift, but a simple bequest is the easiest and the most popular. Other planned giving options can be found here.  And all donors who step forward to make a planned gift will become a member of  The Racker Society – our legacy-giving group that honors and recognizes those friends who step forward to support the agency by making a planned gift.

For more information on planned giving and to let us know that you have already made provisions for Racker in your estate planning, please contact: Bob Brazill at: 607.272.5891 x. 224 or

Making a Planned Gift to Racker was important to us because…


Joe and Marney Thomas: “For me it started in 1973,” says Marney. “I had just finished my doctorate and was hired by the then Special Children’s Center, to be their child psychologist. I worked there for 10 years, and it was an incredible experience. I learned so much from the other staff, and from the wonderful families that shared their stories with me and welcomed me into their lives. Racker continues to provide critical support and services for people with disabilities and their families, and Joe and I want to ensure that the good work that is being done can continue for future families that will need help.” Joe agrees. “Having Racker in our community makes it a better place for all of us,” he says. “The vision of a world where all people know they belong, speaks deeply to me. I want to make sure that this vision can continue. Serving on the board of directors confirms for me that the agency is well-run, financially sound, and mission driven. Marney and I both feel confident that our planned gift will be well-used.”