Build Your Legacy

The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey’s Legacy Society

Create a legacy that shows the community you care

As a caring member of The Starting Point community, you have already expressed your values as someone who cares and helps those with conditions that are often stigmatized or misunderstood. Far too many people suffer or die from mental illness and addiction issues because they could not find help like other medical conditions.

Perhaps you’ve wished you could do even more but are unable to do so right now. By including The Starting Point in your will, a trust or other financial plan, you can make a profound difference that will be felt everywhere: any family struggling with addiction; a child with depression and anxiety; someone in crisis; those in recovery seeking peer support.

“Planned giving” as it’s called, is easy to do and you don’t have to be wealthy to do it. It can involve assets you might never think of – a life insurance policy, IRA, CD or other sellable asset. You can dedicate your gift in honor of someone special. Preparing a will allows you to take control of very important and personal decisions, rather than having the state or courts make those decisions for your family.

 After your family and loved ones are taken care of and taxes are paid, there are many ways you can leave behind a legacy. Naming The Starting Point as a beneficiary of a specific amount in your will is easy to do by simply using language such as:

“I give and devise to The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey (Tax ID #23-2024290), located in Haddon Township, New Jersey, the sum of $___________ to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

A gift from your estate will leave your legacy about who you are and what you cared about. Your estate gift will have a lasting impact on the families, friends, and neighbors who seek a meaningful life. It lets you pass on the gratitude in your life to provide hope for others.

Any questions – or if you would like to let us know about your generous intention to include us in your will, please contact Loretta Depka, Executive Director at (856) 854-3155 ext. 179 or

Thank you!

The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Tax ID#: 23-2024290

215 Highland Avenue, Suite C
Haddon Township, NJ  08108
t (856) 854-3155
f (856) 854-0992

The material presented on this website is not offered as legal or tax advice. We urge you to seek the advice of an attorney, accountant, financial planner, and loved ones regarding your wishes to support us through a bequest.


No goods and services were received for this charitable donation. Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 and is available on the internet at  Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.