Bob and Andie Rander know a few things about kids. They raised four boys and now have eight grandchildren. Andie was a teacher, and Bob served on the board of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) during a time when its model of residential treatment was being developed.Read the story
Including D.A. Blodgett - St. John's in your will or estate plan establishes a legacy to care for our community's most valuable asset - our children.
Blodgett - Clancy Legacy Society
Our dedicated friends who have committed to leaving a legacy of financial support through a bequest or other planned gift are members of the Blodgett - Clancy Legacy Society.
The Blodgett-Clancy Legacy Society sustains the important work of D.A. Blodgett - St. John's by helping build the organization’s endowment. The endowment provides a stable and perpetual source of funding to help the children and families served by D.A. Blodgett - St. John's. Each year, a percentage of the endowment’s investment income is spent on programs that strengthen our kids and families. As the endowment grows, more funds will be available each year to help kids and families heal and thrive. The long term vitality and financial strength of D.A. Blodgett - St. John's depends on the strength and size of its endowment.
The Blodgett-Clancy Legacy Society honors the history of D.A. Blodgett and St. John's Home. Delos Blodgett and John Clancy were Grand Rapids lumber barons in the late 1800s with hearts for vulnerable children. In 1882 with a $60,000 bequest from John Clancy, Bishop Henry Richter led the Catholic community to build St. John's Orphanage. Meanwhile, Jennie Blodgett was planning the Children’s Aid Society, resulting in the D.A. Blodgett Home for Children.
We wish to acknowledge and thank the following people who have remembered DABSJ in their estate plans by naming us as a beneficiary.
Jeff Newberg and Lenair Correll
Mrs. Mary Jo Dailey-Brandstatter
Gilbert and Patricia Davis
William and Carolyn Hineline
Gary and Barbara Leddick
Donald and Marie McWatters
Jon and Patricia Merchant
Ronald and Karen Modreski
Mrs. Margaret L. Myslenski
John and Barbara Mytyk
Steven and Molly Parker
Robert and Andrea Rander
Mrs. Mary D. B. Taylor
Bill and Pat Waanders
How to Include DABSJ in Your Estate Plans
Name D.A. Blodgett - St. John's as a beneficiary in your Will or Trust
Transfer cash or other assets to D.A. Blodgett - St. John's and receive fixed annual (or more frequent if desired) payments. This arrangement would be documented in an agreement with DABSJ.
Designate DABSJ as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Establish an irrevocable annuity trust or unitrust to provide you and your spouse long term income and benefit DABSJ in the future.
Make a gift to DABSJ of your home, farmland, vacation property or business property and retain the use of the property for the remainder of your life.
Make an ownership transfer of a life insurance policy to DABSJ.
Planned Giving FAQs
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Tax ID number is 38-1358163.
D.A. Blodgett - St. John's
805 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
You can leave real estate, IRAs, insurance policies, personal property, gift annuities, stock and trusts. We recommend speaking with you financial advisor or attorney to figure out the best course of action as some offer substantial tax advantages.
I give, devise and bequeath ____ (percentage or dollar value) of my estate (or specific assets) for the benefit of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s.
805 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, FEIN 38-1358163.