Giving to Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation
Ways to Give
Your tax-deductible gift to the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation helps ensure that we can continue our work for years to come. Here are some of the many ways to give.
In looking forward to the future, we want to ensure that the Pickens Center continues to provide exceptional care and service at the end-of-life. With that in mind, we have embarked upon an endowment campaign and are excited to announce that we have an anonymous $5 million matching gift opportunity. Each gift or pledge will be matched 100%. We have a goal of reaching this match by February 2021. For more information or to schedule a tour, please email email@example.com or call us at 214.413.1577. To make a gift, please go to prescs.org/foundation and note that it is for the endowment campaign.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center opened in March of 2017, and U.S. Veterans were among our first patients. With your generous contribution this memorial will honor Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps veterans.
We are also honored to be the first organization to dedicate a memorial honoring those who served in “The Bloody Hundredth” bomb group. This is your opportunity to place the name of your loved one who served in the 100th Bomb Group and commemorate their patriotic legacy.
To maintain the ability to care for those who have outlived their retirement funds or are unable to afford hospice care, the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation has created a Caring Funds Sustaining Society. Donors make a monthly gift of $10 or more to the Faith Caring Fund, or area of greatest need. Donors who give at least $1,000 annually to the Grace Caring Fund through the Sustaining Society program are automatically recognized as members of the Grace Family Circle. Please call 1-800-850-7969 to learn more. Members of the Caring Funds Sustaining Society are recognized each year.
Now open, the new Pickens Center is an unparalleled resource for families of all faiths throughout our region. Your contributions are vital to the success of this important initiative, and various naming opportunities are available for those who give more than $5,000. Pledges may be paid over a five-year period. Follow the link above to learn more about the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.
Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation provides funding on an annual basis for Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Presbyterian Village North. These gifts are deposited into our three Caring Funds, and are used primarily for patients and residents who need benevolent care. In our long history, we’ve never had to ask a resident to leave our community due to an inability to pay. Every gift is important. The options shown here are just a few of the ways to give annually and indicates how giving annually lifts our communities and takes care of our neighbors.
Your gift of $75 provides a one-hour massage for a patient in hospice, which reduces anxiety, stress and pain.
Your gift of $100 provides a music therapy session for a bereaved child.
Your gift of $150 provides one day of hospice care for a patient without insurance.
Your gift of $500 offsets travel costs to bring a family together one last time.
Your gift of $1,000 provides physical therapy for a Parkinson’s resident.
Your gift of $1,500 provides one month of Caring Fund support for a resident with Alzheimer’s.
Your gift of $60,000 pays for a Child Life Specialist who will serve more than 400 children per year in our one-of-a-kind bereavement program.
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Our ministries answer the prayers of many in our community. Leave a legacy for yourself and your family, while giving generously to programs that ensure quality care for residents and patients who need your help. We’ll be happy to clarify, in detail, how each giving instrument works. Please join us as we serve those navigating life’s transitions.
A gift in your will or living trust
Also known as a charitable bequest, this gift in your will or living trust entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction. This is one of the easiest ways to leave a legacy.
When you name Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone, you can extend your gift beyond your lifetime. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations any time you wish.
Charitable gift annuities
This is a gift that lets you support the Foundation, while you receive regular payments and a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.
A charitable trust lets you or others you name receive income each year for life for a term of years from assets you give to the trust. After this term, the balance goes to the charities of your choice. You can tailor your gift to meet your personal, charitable and financial goals.
When you give the Foundation a gift of appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction. You avoid paying capital gains tax, and you no longer have to deal with that property’s maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance. There are a number of ways to give real estate, and we can explain them.
Memorials and tributes
These allow you to honor a loved one or special occasion with an annual or endowed gift, while financially supporting the work of our mission.
This is usually the first step toward creating a full, permanent endowment of at least $10,000. One or more donors may give the full amount in one lump sum, or pledge to give a specific amount each year until the fund reaches $10,000 (typically over a 5-year period). The Foundation invests the funds, and once the goal is reached, the donor(s) may name the fund in honor or memory of a loved one. The donor will receive a yearly report of how much was accrued and how your gift was used.
A fully established endowment is one in which a donor provides $10,000 or more in one lump sum. These funds are invested by the Foundation and used to grow the fund and support the critical work of the ministry. The original gift will not be spent in a given calendar year, but a lesser portion will provide support for decades to come. Donors may increase their endowment funds at any time. These endowments are generally named in honor of the donor, or in memory of a loved one. They are a critical part of our support. The donor also receives an annual report on how the gift is used.
Donor advised funds
Like a charitable savings account, you may transfer cash or other assets to the Foundation from your Donor Advised Fund. You can then recommend, but not direct, how much and how often money is granted to the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, as well as suggest a designation.
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