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Annual Report 2011: Fundraising

October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011


Fundraising and Magazine Services Department

Helping Blind People Become More Independent

Across the U.S., people who are blind and visually impaired receive accessible magazines free-of-charge from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). These magazines contain vital information, helping readers become more independent. APH’s magazine program, serving Americans for over 80 years, is possible because of generous donors from all walks of life.

Accessible Magazines Offered by APH — FREE to Eligible Readers

Braille Reader’s Digest®

Since 1928, our nation’s blind citizens have been able to receive Reader’s Digest® in braille from APH.

Recorded Reader’s Digest®

Reader’s Digest® in recorded form has been offered by APH since 1939.

Newsweek® Talking Magazine

Newsweek® on cassette has been offered by APH since 1959. Readers rely on the in-depth current affairs coverage contained in Newsweek.

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Downloadable Magazines: APH is proud to offer free downloadable Reader’s Digest® and Newsweek® as an option to our subscribers.

Thousands of students across the U.S. receive Weekly Reader each week in braille and large print.

Weekly Reader® Series

Weekly Reader® in both braille and large print started in 1946 and is mailed each week to hundreds of students.

Do you know someone who might be eligible for accessible magazines? Contact APH for more information: 1-888-295-2405 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

How You Can Help

There are several ways you can help visually impaired readers receive the essential information they need:

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We are grateful to Anna and Rosanna M. from California, APH donors for 13 years.

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Receive Lifetime Income and Tax Breaks

Caring individuals use Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) to provide major financial support to APH. The Charitable Gift Annuity is a popular estate-planning tool that provides income for life and favorable tax results. Features include:

How to Receive Gift Annuity Information

View a personalized, no obligation web presentation that shows the income and tax benefit of setting up a gift plan using your assets.

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APH would be honored to be remembered in your will, trust, retirement, or insurance plan.

Wills

Remembering APH in your Will provides a legacy toward our mission of helping those who are blind and visually impaired.

There are a variety of ways to plan for your family and loved ones with a will or living trust. We offer helpful presentations on wills and estate planning. If you wish to make American Printing House for the Blind the recipient of a personal bequest, please use our full name, American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

Living Legacy Society: Donors who have informed us of their decision to include APH in their Will or estate plans have the opportunity to be recognized as members of our 1858 Living Legacy Society. Each member’s medallion is custom engraved with the donor’s name and is displayed in the foyer of The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind.

Always consult your lawyer before making or changing your Will.

If you would like to receive further details, or an obligation-free proposal on APH’s Charitable Gift Annuity program or learn more about Wills and Estate Planning, please call us toll free at 1-888-295-2405 or send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible.

®Registered trademarks of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.; Newsweek, Inc.; and Weekly Reader Corp.

Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field

The Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field is dedicated to preserving, honoring, and promoting the tradition of excellence manifested by the specific individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame and through the history of outstanding services provided to people who are blind or visually impaired. The Hall of Fame is a project of the entire field of blindness. It is curated by the American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

The Wall of Tribute provides the opportunity to permanently honor a person or organization in your life with an engraved stone, while at the same time supporting the Hall of Fame. Five sizes of elegantly inscribed stones are available to be personalized as you choose.

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