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Many years ago, Thomas Price of Grants Pass, Oregon, left a large portion of his estate to Talking Book and Braille Services (TBABS). His bequest was made in memory of his wife Irene, who enjoyed talking books throughout her lifetime. Thomas’ bequest made it possible to establish the Talking Book and Braille Services endowment fund. Since then, many other visionary individuals have helped build the endowment fund through their gifts. Today, the endowment fund remains as a permanent fund to ensure that future generations may continue to enjoy talking books and other special services for Oregonians with print-related disabilities.
The Irene Price Society
Talking Books honors and recognizes the generosity and vision of our patrons and friends, who, like Thomas Price, have chosen to leave a legacy through their estates or other deferred gifts. We invite you to become a member of the Irene Price Society. Enrollment in this honorary society is simply a matter of advising us about your plans to make a legacy gift, such as a bequest in a will or living trust, or designating Talking Book and Braille Services as beneficiary of an individual retirement plan, 401(k) or life insurance policy.
What is Your Legacy?
Through thoughtful planning, any of the following gifts may provide important personal benefits while providing a future gift to Talking Book and Braille Services. We recommend that you consult with your family, friends and financial advisors or attorney for the best estate plan for your individual situation.
Ways to Give…that all may Read
The Irene Price Society honors people who have made a provision for Talking Book and Braille Services in their wills, trusts, beneficiary of life insurance policy, or retirement plan assets.  The chart below will help you quickly evaluate ideas for gift opportunities designed to meet your needs while investing in the future of Talking Books.
A Bequest is a gift of cash, property or stock included in your will or living trust that offers an easy and flexible way to establish a lasting legacy
Through your will or living Trust give to Talking Book and Braille Services money or a share of the estate residual. Consult your financial advisor or attorney for the best estate planning for you.
A bequest or living trust can either be outright or contingent upon the death of a family member.
A gift of retirement assets, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, may allow you to give more than you thought possible while realizing significant tax benefits
Name Talking Book and Braille Services as the primary or contingent beneficiary of all or part of your qualified plan or IRA. To get the best advice for you, consult your financial advisor or attorney.
The gift avoids twofold taxation (income and estate taxes) on distributions after your lifetime.
A gift of a life insurance policy that you may no longer need
Name Talking Book and Braille Services the primary or contingent beneficiary or transfer a policy to Talking Book and Braille Services now
You can contribute either a new policy or one that is no longer needed
Join the Irene Price Society Today!
How?...send an email to Robin Speer at the State Library that says you are considering or already have made a legacy to Talking Book and Braille Services by:
q  my will or estate plan, or
q  my living trust, or
q  my individual retirement plan, 401(k) – designating Talking Book and Braille Services as beneficiary, or
q  my life insurance policy – designating TBABS as beneficiary
We would like to acknowledge your gift and say thank you during your lifetime. If you choose to remain anonymous, however, be assured that we will honor your wish. Any details of your gift that you disclose are held in the strictest confidence.
Have more questions? Contact Robin Speer at 503-378-5014 or