Planned Giving at Inglis
The Annie Inglis Society
Supporters who have made an intention to include Inglis in their estate plans are invited to join The Annie Inglis Society. The Annie Inglis Society is open to all individuals who have named Inglis in their estate plans or created an endowment for our benefit.
The Annie Inglis Society is named for the young women who started it all. Annie Inglis, the daughter of an upper middle-class Philadelphia family, contracted scarlet fever as a young child and was left with a lifelong disability. Days before she died on May 4, 1875, seventeen-year-old Annie expressed her dream to her mother, “that a home for those who can't be cured will someday stand in the city.”
Annie's dream was to establish a home in Philadelphia to care for those of low income with disabilities during an era when the poor and infirm were dependent entirely on charity care.
Annie gave her mother, Caroline, a $1 gold coin for auction to start a fundraising campaign. Over the next two years, that gold coin was sold several times and ultimately Caroline Inglis opened what is now known as Inglis House as one of the first facilities in Philadelphia offering residential medical care for the poor. That single dollars’ worth of gold started Inglis, which now serves more than 1,200 people with disabilities in the Greater Philadelphia area.
- A permanent legacy at Inglis
- Invitations to members-only events
- Recognition in publications, including Image, the Inglis newsletter
- Reports on the investment performance of gifts to Inglis and highlights of the gift-planning program
Please call Meredith Waldron to discuss how you can become a member of The Annie Inglis Society. If you have already named Inglis as a beneficiary of a bequest or planned gift, please let us know by using the completing the Statement of Intention Form (below) so that we can thank you and honor your intentions. Members can remain anonymous if they prefer.