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.
Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation provides funding on an annual basis for Grace Presbyterian Village, 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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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 Grace Caring Fund, the Faith Caring Fund, Presbyterian Village North 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.
This series of signature events brings together the local Oak Cliff community, Grace residents, friends and family to provide benevolent funds for current residents of Grace Presbyterian Village who, through no fault of their own, have outlived their retirement funds. Members give $1,000 or more per year, which can be paid out monthly.
Use our secure online giving form and select the Grace Caring Fund in the Designation section of the form. Grace Family Circle donors are recognized annually.
Scheduled for completion in 2016, the new Pickens Center will be 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.
Founded in 1980, The Village is the faith-based retirement community of choice in Greater Dallas. In late 2014, we broke ground on a campus-wide expansion initiative, with Phase 1 residences to be completed in late 2016. To make a gift to the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation for The Village expansion, visit our online giving opportunities. Naming opportunities are available, including naming the stained glass windows that will be set in The Reverend Doctor Blaire and Cyndy Monie Chapel.
As the original campus in the Presbyterian Communities and Services system, Grace has been serving residents since 1962. Residents are part of a community that feels very much like family. They truly experience comfort, peace and joy. After more than 50 years of continuous operation, however, the community needs new plumbing infrastructure at an estimated cost of $1.2 million.
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.
Through our secured online platform.