TACOMA – ARK Institute of Learning announces the formation of its Legacy Society. The Legacy Society provides a way for friends of ARK to make a lasting contribution by writing a simple provision in their will or by naming ARK as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.
The Society celebrated its launch in October with a gathering of founding members–Gary and Lola Methner, Britt Neff, Ron and Carol Stockdale, Elvin J. Vandeberg, and John and Julie Lippman. “By including the ARK in our wills, we can ensure that we will be supporting ARK after we are gone,” said Julie Lippman. “The language we added to our will was simple and easy to do.”
Each donation through the Legacy Society will provide lasting support for ARK as it unlocks educational success for people with learning disabilities. “Joining the Legacy Society was my way to give back to the ARK,” said Britt Neff, who benefitted from the pioneering instructional techniques ARK uses.
The Legacy Society provides several benefits – retention of full ownership and use of your assets throughout your life, potential reduction of estate taxes, and flexibility, the bequest can be changed if your circumstances change.
For members of the Society, it is a way to live on in your community after you are gone.
ARK invites the public to consider to become a member of ARK’s Legacy Society by making a gift to ARK Institute of Learning in the form of a bequest in a will or a gift in a trust, as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, or other retirement plan, and/or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
Please contact ARK for more information about the Legacy Society or about the services ARK provides individuals who struggle with learning challenges. At ARK, non-readers read; poor readers improve. Students learn to comprehend math, to write, to understand lectures, and to pass tests. Individuals learn about their strengths and about the obstacles they face. Most of all, they learn to have faith in themselves and to be their own advocates.
ARK (Applied Research Knowledge) Institute of Learning was established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity in 1996. Its sole purpose is to help those with learning disabilities strengthen the ways in which a student learns best. The mission is to diminish the impact of learning disorders in the lives of individuals. The ARK reaches those who have talents and gifts that are just as valuable to the community and the world as any other individual. There is a long-lasting and positive impact in that they learn skills at the ARK they can apply to various aspects of their lives into and throughout adulthood.