Lifesaver Legacy Society

As the second-oldest suicide prevention agency in the entire United States, SPC has a lengthy history of making a difference in people’s lives — the difference between life and death! SPC serves the people of 24 counties with free lifesaving and prevention services including hotlines, support groups, school programs, a speakers bureau, an international clearinghouse and training workshops. Our clients are those who are feeling both hopeless and helpless. They are overwhelmed, overburdened and drastically underserved!

In order to continue to meet the ever-growing crisis and prevention needs of our community, our state and our nation, it is imperative that SPC ensures its financial security. This Lifesaver Legacy Society can, and will, guarantee that SPC continues to be here to offer a helping hand for generations to come.

By becoming a member of SPC’s Lifesaver Legacy Society, you become a very real part of this difference that we make in people’s lives every day. By ensuring our future with the financial security that is so vital, you too can make that difference between life and death for someone’s spouse, someone’s child, someone’s brother or sister, someone’s friend or neighbor.

Saving someone’s life! It is the most valuable gift you can give someone! Your gift to SPC ensures that our ability to save lives is guaranteed!

This society is made up of a group of individuals who understand how important it is to support the mission of SPC. Your commitment is a pledge to ensure that the lifesaving programs provided by SPC continue to be there for future generations of clients.

A planned and/or charitable gift may be made in a variety of ways. SPC is prepared to provide you and your advisors with more information.

Wills & Bequests

A gift to SPC’s Lifesaver Legacy Society by will permits you to retain all your assets during your lifetime. Designations may be made for a percentage of your estate or for a specified amount.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Trust can provide income to you or other individuals you designate for the beneficiary’s lifetime or the trust’s term. Therefore, the trust principal will go to the SPC’s Lifesaver Legacy Society as an endowment fund.

Gift Annuities

When you transfer cash or securities of more than $10,000 to the Dayton Foundation, you can create a gift annuity that would guarantee you a fixed stream of income for you or your other individuals. The remaining principle or endowment fund would become a gift to SPC. This provides a current income tax savings and possible capital gains savings.

Life Insurance

When the added protection of an insurance policy is no longer needed, transferring the policy’s ownership to SPC can result in tax benefits for you and a generous gift to SPC. SPC can be included as the beneficiary of a new or existing policy.

Charitable Lead or Contingency Beneficiary Trust

A Charitable Lead Trust may be used to build SPC’s Endowment Fund over time while providing you with beneficial tax deductions. At the end of the trust’s term, the remaining assets are transferred to you or any contingency beneficiary.

Retirement Funds

For those who have significant retirement plan assets, potential estate and income taxes on the account balance at death can be reduced by making SPC the beneficiary of any unused plan assets.

Outright Gift

A direct gift of cash, appreciated securities or real properties may be the most convenient way for you to make a contribution to SPC.

By selecting any of these methods of supporting SPC, you will find each has a varied estate or income tax benefit that can result in a gift that is considerably larger than the after-tax costs to you!

If you wish to make a gift, please contact your attorney or professional advisor. Wills, estate planning and tax concerns can be quite complex. Please take the time to discuss your particular needs with a qualified professional.

Your bequest can help ensure that children, youth and adults in the Miami Valley will continue to receive the services they need. Thank you for remembering Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. in your estate planning.


Suicide Prevention Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1393
Dayton, OH 45401-1393

Call: (937)226-0818

1(800)320-HELP (4357)

(937) 226-0818
FAX - (937) 837-2708

Pet Line:
(937) 837-2683