Planned Giving

Commit to Giving

Our planned giving program is a vital step in helping us build a significant endowment fund to ensure the continued stability of our programs and operations.

A gift to Via’s endowment fund can come in many forms. Since Via is a charitable organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) classification, sizable income, gift and estate tax savings may be available to you. We will work with you to help plan and choose a gift that is both personally satisfying and financially sound – tailored to fit your particular needs.

Cash Gifts

These donations provide immediate funds for Via and income tax deductions for the donor for the current tax year.

Wills or Living Trusts

A bequest made in a will or living trust is a simple way to give, not only helping Via, but also providing possible estate tax benefits.

Pooled Income Fund

Under this arrangement contributions of money or securities are placed in a common trust fund, allowing the donor to receive income from the fund for life. Upon death, the fund investment becomes the property of Via.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Like the pooled income fund, a charitable remainder trust enables you to convert appreciated securities or real estate assets into lifetime income without having to pay capital gains tax. Upon the donor’s death, the remaining trust assets are transferred to Via.

Appreciated Securities

Gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages.

Retirement Plans

Via can be named the primary or contingent beneficiary of IRA’s annuities, Keoghs, 401K plans and other pension and profit sharing plans. Upon the participant’s death, Via receives its designated share.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance offer a tax deduction as well as an easy way to support Via. A donor can name Via as a beneficiary and a tax deduction can be taken.

Real Estate

Developed and undeveloped land and personal residences can be deeded outright to Via, with no capital gains tax owed on the increase in value.

Tangible Personal Property

Works of art, antiques, jewelry, rare books, coins, stamps and similar items are also suitable gifts.