Legacy of Hope Society

Legacy of Hope Society Legacy of Hope Society

Join the Legacy of Hope Society: Gifts with an Impact Beyond Your Lifetime

For nearly 50 years, you and other dedicated supporters have stood with Victory Programs to open doors to hope, recovery, and community for individuals and families in crisis facing homelessness, addiction, and/or other chronic health conditions.

Making a planned gift to Victory Programs provides a wonderful opportunity for you to be sure the issues you care about today continue to have a lasting legacy into the future. They support our vital work to provide housing, health, recovery, and hope for future generations while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic needs.

Planned gifts can be surprisingly easy to set up. You do not have to be a millionaire to participate; gifts of any size can be designated to support Victory Programs, and individuals of any age can sign up whether you’re in your 30s or 90s!

Different Options

There are two simple ways you can help ensure Victory Programs’ long-term financial security and ability to serve individuals and families in crisis far into the future:

  1. A donation set up from a will or charitable trust, called a bequest, allows you to add Victory Programs as one of your beneficiaries. It can be an outright gift of cash or securities, made by designating a specific dollar amount or a fixed percentage of your estate to Victory Programs.
  2. Victory Programs can also be nominated as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your IRA. This can be done by asking your HR manager or administrator of your life insurance policy to let you designate Victory Programs as a beneficiary. Your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. This simple act can reduce potential tax burdens on your heirs.
Bequest Language

Help future generations of individuals and families in crisis find housing, health, recovery, and hope. Remember Victory Programs in your will today.

As with any donation to Victory Programs, your bequest can be unrestricted allowing us the flexibility to apply your gift where it is needed most, or you may designate your gift to any one or more of our recovery, housing, or prevention programs like the Boston Living Center.

“After fulfilling any other provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath _ % of the residue and remainder of my estate (or $ if a specific amount) to Victory Programs, Inc. located at 404 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, for general, unrestricted use or for the benefit of [name of program]. Victory Programs’ Federal Tax ID is 04-2575322.”


Whether you have named Victory Programs in your estate plans or are simply interested in learning more about the Legacy of Hope Society, please fill out the form linked here and below.

Interest Form

We understand that bequests are revocable and that your estate plans may change. This form is non-binding and does not constitute a legal promise of any forthcoming donation to Victory Programs but it does help us better plan for the future.

As is the case with all financial and estate matters, your own attorney and/or financial advisor will be the best person to offer advice based on your unique financial picture. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence, ways in which you may support Victory Programs.

Victory Programs, Inc.
404 S. Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
Tax ID: 04-2575322


The Legacy of Hope Society was created to recognize the foresight and generosity of our friends who have arranged a bequest or planned gift to Victory Programs.

Benefits of Membership include:

      • Invitation for an annual society luncheon with our Executive Director and Board Chair
      • Listing on Victory Programs’ website and in various publications (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
      • Personalized notecards featuring client art
      • Satisfaction derived from making a last contribution to our long-term success

If you have included Victory Programs in your estate plan, thank you! Please let us know so we may acknowledge your generosity. We are honored to carry forward your legacy to help support some of the most vulnerable members of our community.


Please contact Shauna Helton, Deputy Director of Development, at shelton@vpi.org or 617-318-3434, ext. 146; or Sarah Porter, Executive Director, at sporter@vpi.org.