Your Donations Make a Difference!



City Mission is blessed to have dedicated supporters who have chosen to designate us as a benefactor in their planned giving. These generous gift commitments help to ensure that the work of City Mission will continue for generations to come. As an expression of our gratitude for this committed group of donors, we have established The 1906 Heritage Society. Members of this group share a common bond of compassion and a heart to provide for the future needs of the Mission.

No gift has a more lasting impact.

A planned gift offers you many potential advantages, including federal estate tax savings, the elimination or reduction of capital gains taxes, and the opportunity to increase spendable income.  Supporters who make a planned gift to City Mission automatically become part of The 1906 Heritage Society.

As a member, you will be invited to an exclusive annual appreciation event, have your name included on the Donor Recognition Wall in our Legacy Cafe, and have the opportunity to connect with others who share your passion for ensuring the work of the Mission can continue far into the future. 

Please note, we will also honor your request should you prefer to have your gift remain anonymous and/or not publicly recognized.  

By remembering City Mission in your will, trust, or other planned gift, you can join this special group of people who share your passion to continue to impact lives and bring hope to men, women and children in need for years to come.

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, we have partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity and recognize you as a member of The Heritage Society.

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. You can use this online tool to make your plans and designate City Mission as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets!

If you’d like to learn more about making a planned gift to the City Mission of Schenectady, please contact us at 518.346.2275 ext. 338 or give@citymission.com.