7000 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati Ohio 45231


Robin L. Usalis, President and CEO

BOARD CHAIR: Alfred Tuchfarber

FOCUS AREA: Serving the Blind
and Visually Impaired

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote independence and foster the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.

TOP PROGRAMS: Instruction Services, Social Services, Employment Services, Low Vision Services, Youth Services and Recreational Services.

Making a difference in the lives of the next generation is something everyone can do. Whether you think of yourself as rich, poor or somewhere in between, your gift can make the difference in the lives of people with visual impairments. Even a small amount can lead to a big impact over time.

The Trader Society represents people who are making a legacy gift to the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Named after Clovernook’s  founders, Georgia and Florence Trader, the society is committed to ensuring that the next generation has access to vital vision services by leaving a legacy through a planned gift. Some Trader Society members have named Clovernook in their wills, some have established a trust, some have purchased annuities. The proceeds of all gifts, whether one-time donations or gifts in perpetuity, will help fund our sustainable mission for another 104 years.

How can you get started? Make sure you have an up-to-date will or living trust that reflects your family and charitable objectives. If you don’t, contact your financial adviser or lawyer and ask for help establishing a will or trust that incorporates charitable giving. As you work through this process, think beyond cash. You could leave your legacy by naming Clovernook as the beneficiary of securities, an IRA or insurance policies.
Only you know the best fit for your charitable giving. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Trader Society or if you would like to take advantage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, please contact Anne M. Maxfield, vice president of fund development and community relations, at 888-234-7156 or email amaxfield@clovernook.org.