Ways to Help

Valley Senior Living Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1985. Our mission is to enhance a broad continuum of care for those we serve in our community. We are dedicated to raising private support that advances Valley Senior Livings’ mission.

Valley Senior Living Foundation builds relationships in an effort to encourage and secure voluntary donations through gifts of cash, grants, estates, planned and deferred gifts. We provide options for you to consider including gifts of cash, bequests, or creating an endowment fund.

You Can Make A Difference

Your philanthropic donations are directed toward the development, advancement, and preservation of a variety of projects and programs that touch the lives of those we serve. Gifts can be made directly to Valley Senior Living Foundation, providing support to benefit our residents, facilities, projects, programs, and staff.

Gifts of money are able to immediately support Valley Senior Livings’ work and mission. These gifts may be given in honor or in memory of loved ones , friends, or caregivers.

Gifts of stock and other securities provide you with a meaningful way to make a gift to Valley Senior Living. Gifts of stock can take advantage of charitable tax deductions and capital gains tax benefits.

Gifts to an endowment fund are an important source of stability and strength to help meet the needs of those we serve. Endowment funds are prudently invested under the advisement of our Board of Directors. As this endowment fund grows the principal stays intact with the interest being used to fund the donor’s designated program or project.

Planned Giving Opportunities

Bequests

Bequests

Bequests can be outlined in a Will or added to an existing Will as a codicil. It can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, a specific piece of property or the residue of an estate.

An example of how your bequest can be expressed in your Will:

I give to Valley Senior Living, 2900 14th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201 ___ percent of my estate, or the sum of ____ dollars, or a specific piece of property (include description of securities or property).

Beneficiary Designations

Beneficiary Designations

Beneficiary Designations are one of the easiest ways to make a significant future gift. Simply name Valley Senior Living as a recipient of all or a portion of an insurance policy, CD, or retirement account. Your insurance agent or retirement account administrator can assist you with the proper designation forms.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities are flexible and useful planned giving options. Charitable gift annuities are irrevocable gifts, wherein exchange for a gift of appreciated assets or cash, income is paid to you for your lifetime. The annuity payments are based on the gift amount and your age. A portion of each payment may be tax-free.

Donor Recognition

Through the Legacy Society, Valley Senior Living Foundation recognizes donors who understand that we begin meeting tomorrow’s needs through estate gifts today.

To recognize Valley Senior Livings’ donors, we list everyone who has made a gift in our Valley Times newsletter. If preferred, your anonymity is recognized. In addition, cumulative gifts of $500 or greater will be recognized on our ‘Tree of Life’ donor recognition wall.

The Valley Senior Living Foundation is blessed to be actively involved with an auxiliary organization,  the Valley Senior Living Club, which supports programs and projects at Valley Senior Living.

This material is not intended to address all issues related to charitable giving. When considering charitable giving, you should talk with your tax, legal, or financial advisor. The Valley Senior Living Foundation does not render legal, tax, or other professional advisory services.