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Your gift to 2Life will change the aging paradigm for generations.

When you make a gift to support the mission of 2Life Communities, you join a movement that’s changing the experience of aging for Boston-area seniors. You're sending a message that the oldest members of our community matter and that you value their wisdom, their experience and what they have to share. You’re striking a blow to the exclusivity that keeps many older adults living alone or in insolation, and you’re helping to create vibrant, supportive communities where older adults can thrive. 

Whether you choose to donate to support our programs and services, a tribute gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, or you’d like to create a lasting legacy, your generosity will further our mission to provide older adults with connection, purpose and joy. Thank you for supporting the generations who’ve given us so much.

Giving Opportunities

Making a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone special is a wonderful way to express how much you care while supporting 2Life. Your generosity creates dynamic communities where life is enriched with programs and services that empower older adults to live engaged, connected lives of purpose and joy.

Tribute gifts are wonderful options for birthday or holiday gifts, for bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Memorial gifts are given to remember a loved one in lieu of sending flowers.

When making a tribute gift, please include the following information:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Name of person and whether the gift is “in honor of” or “in memory of”
  • Name and address of person to be notified of your gift

Information for Obituaries
We are deeply grateful to those individuals who choose to direct donations to 2Life Communities upon their own passing or to honor the life of a loved one. If you would like to direct family and friends to make gifts to 2Life Communities in lieu of flowers, please notify us by calling 617-912-8468, so we can properly recognize and thank those who give.

Following is suggested wording for the obituary or other announcement:

In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made to 2Life Communities, 30 Wallingford Road, Brighton, MA 02135 or online at 2LifeCommunities.org.

Foundations and corporations of all sizes and types generously support us in providing top quality affordable housing, services, and programs that make a real difference in the lives of our residents. To learn more about how you can support 2Life through grant funding, financial contributions, partnerships, sharing your expertise, or contributing in other ways, please email our Fund Development team or call Marian Milbauer at 617-912-8484

Through Legacy Giving, you have the opportunity to make an enduring impact on those we serve while maximizing your philanthropy. Including 2Life Communities in your estate plan extends your generosity beyond your lifetime and supports future generations.

Legacy gifts can take many forms. 2Life has the expertise to help you design a planned gift that will embody your personal vision for the future. Professionals at 2Life Communities are ready to discuss how to tailor these options to your specific goals. 

Advantages of legacy giving include:

  • The opportunity to make a personally significant gift to 2Life Communities
  • Save on gift and estate taxes
  • Mitigate capital gains taxes
  • Transfer wealth to family members with reduced tax burdens
  • Make your annual gift to 2Life in perpetuity
  • Continue making philanthropic gifts during your lifetime

Legacy Giving may include the following:

  • Bequests. Also known as an estate gift, a bequest is a gift to 2Life given through a will or trust. Your gift may include assets such as art, real estate, bonds or other items of value.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts. A charitable lead trust can be used to transfer assets to children or others at a significantly reduced tax liability. The tax savings from a charitable lead trust may allow you to provide significant support for 2Life Communities at little or no cost to your heirs and simultaneously introduce your heirs to your philanthropic goals.
  • Gifts of Assets. Many types of assets may be used to make a planned gift to 2Life Communities, including stocks, bonds, art or real estate. In many cases, gifting appreciated assets can reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes.
  • Life Insurance. Naming 2Life Communities as the beneficiary for a life insurance policy is a common, accessible way to include 2Life in your estate plan without affecting your family’s assets.

If you are considering including 2Life in your estate plans, we encourage you to contact our Fund Development team at 617-912-8486.

By naming a building, suite, or program, you can create a lasting reminder of your commitment to creating a better standard of living for all older adults and know that your generosity will be seen and celebrated for generations to come.

Named gifts to 2Life Communities is a prominent way to demonstrate your, your family’s or your company’s commitments to improving life for all Boston-area older adults. These gift opportunities may be paid over a period of years, or through a charitable trust, bequest or other estate plan.

Each 2Life Communities campus offers a range of naming opportunities. Program-focused giving opportunities are also available.

To learn more, contact our Fund Development team at 617-912-8468.

Contact our Fund Development Team

2Life Communities’ Fund Development team is here to answer any questions you have about giving to 2Life or to help you structure a giving program that meets your goals. Call Keyett Burton-Samuels at 617-912-8468 or use our contact form.

Fund Development Team

Meet 2Life Communities' Fund Development Team.

Susan Appelbaum

Chief Development Officer
Susan is a well-known and well-respected figure in the regional non-profit world. With more than 30 years of non-profit fundraising, communications, and management experience both inside and outside the Jewish community, she has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating and running successful advancement departments. Key to her effectiveness are the many relationships she has forged with...

Marian Milbauer

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Marian has a remarkably broad perspective on the nonprofit and public sector world gained through more than 30 years of experience in grant writing, program planning, evaluation, research, data analysis, strategic planning, and training. Prior to joining 2Life Communities in 2016, Marian was the principal of Milbauer and Associates Consulting and Senior Associate with Navin Associates, consulting...

Keyett Burton-Samuels

Annual Fund Database Manager
Keyett plays an essential role in our organization by keeping track of the financial gifts that are so important to 2Life Communities. With nearly 20 years of experience in managing fundraising databases at leading non-profit organizations, she is eminently qualified. During her career, Keyett has served in similar positions at City Year, New England Baptist Hospital, The Women’s Lunch Place...

Jaymie Saks

Director of Development
Jaymie is a dynamic development professional who understands that it’s all about developing relationships. That’s something she’d been doing successfully for more than 15 years in various leadership roles in business development, strategic planning, and management consulting. Since joining 2Life Communities in 2021, Jaymie has taken the lead in overseeing our annual fund and related events. Prior...

Jeremy Kadden

Major Gifts Officer
Jeremy recognizes that building strong relationships is key to build strong communities. Throughout his career, he has devoted significant time and energy to building relationships with policymakers, a key skill set that he brings to his role at 2Life Communities. A recent arrival in the Bay State, Jeremy spent nearly two decades in Washington, D.C., including seven years on Capitol Hill advising...

Gosia Gassan

Event Planning Associate
Gosia is a recent arrival to our shores, bringing her extensive experience in communications and event planning and coordination gained through years of experience in her native Poland. With experience as an event specialist for both private firms and governments, Gosia has a talent for planning, managing and coordinating events that go above and beyond. With an eye for detail, she focuses on the...

Caroline Souza

Administrative Assistant
Caroline brings an artist’s creativity to her role as administrative assistant, together with her passion for supporting the local community. Her background is a mosaic of experiences—from customer service to office coordination to administrative support—in healthcare and higher education. Her fluency in both English and Portuguese brings yet another dimension to her communication skills. This...