"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."

Click here to learn about Liz Ball and her thoughts about creating a legacy with Inspirica

Everyone wants to be transformational. We all hope to make an impact that fundamentally changes something for the better. It’s a legacy to leave to others. 

At its core, that’s what a planned gift is about. 

Because legacy gifts are not part of our operating budget, they have an outsized impact. They not only help us achieve our mission, but they do it a very special way. They allow us to do things we otherwise could not do -- expand our programs, increase the number of people we reach, start new initiatives etc.

An example is our deeply affordable housing program. Inspirica is a national leader in developing this new type of housing that goes to the heart of how we will end homelessness in our community and the nation. A few years ago, we purchased two townhouses with nine two- and three-bedroom apartments that we renovated and now rent for just 20%-30% of the going rate. Both buildings break even, meaning they are self-sustaining – also a new concept. 

The impact these buildings have didn’t end with the people who live in them. They served as a model for a much bigger building we are now developing (53 units for 125 people that will include an onsite Early Childhood Education Center). The development has already begun to attract the attention of national organizations and foundations who are interested in possibly replicating it.

How did we purchase the first two buildings?

The money came in part from a bequest. It transformed Inspirica, the people who live in them . . . and, we hope eventually, the way we break the cycle of homelessness across the nation.

We hope you share this vision of breaking the cycle of homelessness. If you do, please consider the idea of making a planned gift. A legacy gift is a meaningful life gift not only to us . . . but to you. 

When you leave a charitable legacy gift, you demonstrate to the future generations the importance that charitable giving had in your life. It is a gift that “costs” you nothing during your life.  Yet for many it is an action that gives the benefit of knowing you’ve lived well; it’s a gift that withstands the test of time.

A legacy gift is often a simple bequest from your estate in which Inspirica is named in your will. Some people also name Inspirica as a beneficiary for their IRA, 401(K), or life insurance policy.

Please think about making a charitable gift to Inspirica. It’s a wonderful way to have a transformative impact for generations to come.  

For more information, please contact Nzinga King

at nking@inspiricact.org or 203.388.0127