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The Thomas A. Jenkins Legacy Society

“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” - Maya Angelou

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Named in memory of Thomas A. Jenkins, the Jenkins Legacy Society was created to honor an exceptional man and member of our community while recognizing the individuals who wish to make an influential impact towards the lives of those supported through the Human Resources Foundation.


Mr. Jenkins was committed to serving his community as an educator, administrator, and adviser to thousands of students and educators in Northeast Pennsylvania. He was an admired leader and irreplaceable center of his family. Throughout his life, he contributed to numerous community organizations, including the Human Resources Center.


Joining the Jenkins Legacy Society

The Thomas A. Jenkins Legacy Society is a way to recognize and appreciate the individuals in our community who have made plans towards a future gift to the Human Resources Foundation. It comprises individuals who have named the Human Resources Foundation as a beneficiary of their estate plan. 


The needs of our community are ongoing. A legacy gift ensures that the Human Resources Foundation will be here, years from now, to continue its support to individuals with disabilities - whether it’s through the programs and services of the Human Resources Center or like-minded charitable and nonprofit organizations in the Northeast Pennsylvania region.


Becoming a member of the Jenkins Legacy Society means you care about the mission, vision, and values of the Human Resources Foundation. And alongside Thomas A. Jenkins, your legacy will live on. With your gift, we can ensure the quality of life, well-being, and inclusion of future generations. Your membership can also serve as an inspiration for others to do the same.

In many cases, a planned gift can be made without incurring an immediate expense. And in some cases, a planned gift can provide substantial tax savings and income for life. Please consider the planned giving options below:


Gifts at a Glance:

  • Bequest – A gift of any amount through a will or trust

  • Charitable Gift Annuities - A gift of cash or stock in return for fixed payments to the donor for life

  • Gifts of Real Estate - A generous donor may make a gift of residential, commercial, agricultural property, or other real estate properties. 

  • Retained Life Estate - A gift of a house and/or property where you, the donor, can continue to live in or use the property

  • Life Insurance - A gift through a new new policy, fully paid up policy, or existing policy

  • IRA - This provision allows donors to transfer money from their IRAs directly to HRF

For extended information on the various ways to give, please click on the document below:

The information provided on planned giving options is for illustration purposes only and should not be considered legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Your actual benefits may vary depending on several factors, including the timing of your gift.

​With any gift, HRF recommends consultation with your tax and financial advisors. The Human Resources Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. All donors and advisors should also consult their tax advisors to properly determine the tax benefits/outcomes of making a charitable gift.

You may submit an online pledge through the form below. HRF will then reach out to you to send an official Declaration of Intent form to be signed and returned to the Foundation for proper documentation of your pledge and membership to the Thomas A. Jenkins Legacy Society. 

Legacy Society Web Pledge

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

By Mail

1006 Church Street, Honesdale PA 18431


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.