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National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Oct 16-22

October 16-22, 2023 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

woman with yellow lab guide walks on road with autumn leaves backgroundDid you know that over 56% of Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan?*

There is no better time than the present to explore how you can create an estate plan to express your health care wishes and secure your financial future, and that of the people and causes close to your heart.

If you already have an estate plan, it is wise to review it periodically to make sure it reflects changes in your life, (such as children/grandchildren, marriage, divorces, moves), financial circumstances, and tax laws.

Including Guiding Eyes for the Blind in your estate plan is an excellent way to ensure that we will be able to provide life-changing guide dogs to people with vision loss for years to come.

There are several easy ways you can plan a future gift to Guiding Eyes that costs you nothing now:

For more information on how you can help provide expertly trained Guide Eyes dogs to the people who need them, contact Kathleen A. O’Reilly, Planned Giving Officer at 914-243-4355 or by email at

You can also visit Plan Your Legacy on our website. (

*According to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

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