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Volunteer Ministry Center 

PLANNED GIVING

Help Someone Home By Planning Your Financial Future

 Thoughtful giving benefits everyone and provides a future for the programs and services offered at the Volunteer Ministry Center. Whether your gift is made through a will, trust, IRA, stock, or a bank account, you can be assured that your gift will have an impact on the lives of the poor and homeless of our community. Your gift will help prevent and end homelessness.

“We believe in the programs and services offered by the Volunteer Ministry Center to prevent and end homelessness which is why we have included VMC in our Estate Planning. A gift through our Will ensures sustainability and guarantees that support will continue after we are gone.”  ~Carole and Joe Ayres    

Billy Courier has been a resident of Minvilla Manor since it opened in November 2010. A few years ago, Billy decided he needed a Will. He said he didn’t have much, but what he did have he wanted to go to VMC.  Over the years, VMC provided a home and stability for Billy. To include VMC in his Will was the best way Billy knew to give back to his “VMC family.”

There are many reasons for homelessness- mental illness, addiction, lack of education, poor  choices, bad luck. But having a safe place to live is crucial to overcoming these circumstances- and helping people to achieve safe housing is what VMC does so well. Contributing to an endowment is important to me, because it means VMC will be making an important difference in our community for many years to come.”   

~Susan Conway

GIVING THROUGH A PLANNED GIFT


There are many ways to give a planned gift! The opportunities listed here are the simplest and easiest ways to do it! If you are interested in a planned gift that you do not see listed, please contact us so we can help you find the type of gift that is right for you. For additional information on making a planned gift to VMC, please contact Mary Beth Ramey at 524-3926 x229 or via email at mramey@vmcinc.org.

 

Download VMC’s Estate Planning Guide 
 

Outright Gift
Make a quick and easy gift to VMC. Cash, stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds can all be donated. Donor may take an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

 

Will /Bequest

One of the easiest ways to give involves simply naming VMC as a beneficiary of your will or trust. A bequest may be for a particular amount or percentage of your estate. Estate tax savings may be significant. Making a will or changing your will is a relatively easy process beginning with a call to your attorney.

Checking & Savings Accounts, IRA’s

Often overlooked as a planned gift, these accounts are assets for which a donor can designate VMC as a beneficiary.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Individuals age 70½ or older can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA account directly to qualified charities like VMC. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, the distribution counts towards your minimum required distribution and does NOT trigger income tax for you.

Life Insurance

Make a large gift to VMC with little cost. Donate a policy with VMC as owner and beneficiary. Donor can also name VMC as a full or partial beneficiary. Donor may receive an income tax deduction and possible future deductions.

Contact The VMC Development Team

 Please send us a message if you have any questions or would like to receive additional information about making a planned gift to The Volunteer Ministry Center. (All donor information is kept strictly confidential and is not released by VMC without the specific permission of the donor.)