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Maintaining space for practice and providing teachings in Garrison, NYC, NC and through publications involve real expenses. Your support allows the continuation of Hermitage Heart's work, enabling many to be touched and the ripples of the dharma to change lives in the direction of wisdom and compassion. Income from programs covers only a limited portion of our annual expenses. We rely on the generous support of donors to keep our doors open and the teacher and teachings thriving.

We are a non-profit religious corporation, with 501(c)3 status, and donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax exempt number 01-0825066.

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There are many ways that you can make a planned gift that would help Hermitage Heart continue to serve in the long-term. Your act of generosity will leave a lasting benefit for others, helping to assure that Zen practice and teaching are sustained in the future.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
A gift of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift. Gifts can be transferred to Hermitage Heart. Those gifts are then sold, and the proceeds used to further our mission. You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets outright.

Gifts of Real Estate
Your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, or commercial property) may be gifted by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property. You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold the assets outright. (Gifts of real estate must be approved by our Board).

Making a will is a wonderful way to take stock of your values and priorities. Bequests are gifts made through a will that let you retain assets during your lifetime while making a meaningful contribution to the Hermitage Heart in the future. You may designate your gift for a specific purpose. You can specify an exact amount or property or beneficiary on your IRA, pension, 401(k), 403(b), or other tax deferred plan. Upon your death, the Hermitage Heart receives the designated proceeds.

Gift of Insurance
A gift of a life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift. There are two ways to contribute:

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy
You can designate Hermitage Heart as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own the policy during your life. Upon your death, Hermitage Heart will receive the designated proceeds of the policy.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance Today
You can give your life insurance policy to us and be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction. You can then make contributions to us each year to cover the premiums. We then benefit from the proceeds of your policy upon your death.

Donations By Mail
Hermitage Heart
P.O. Box 448
Garrison, New York, 10524

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