Donate to Morningside Ministries
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”By supporting Morningside Ministries, you are:
- caring for older adults – helping seniors in need feel safe, secure and valued as they live out their lives in an environment of compassionate care
- caring for families – helping provide understanding and peace of mind to loved ones during challenging times
- caring for caregivers – helping healthcare professionals learn new skills and develop as leaders in their field
Ways to GiveOur mission calls us to enhance the dignity and quality of life of older adults, their families and caregivers. We are grateful for the generous community of friends that helps us fulfill that mission. Gifts over the years have been as varied as the people we serve. Every donation — large and small — is a testimony to the belief that a long life can be a blessing. Please consider supporting our work. Your gift will make a difference and is very much appreciated.
MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Gifts of Cash, In Honor or In MemoryCash is often the most convenient and direct way to help. Cash gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts made in honor or in memory of loved ones are especially meaningful. Make a secure online gift today with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
Gifts of Appreciated SecuritiesTake advantage of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares without incurring capital gains tax while receiving an immediate tax deduction. Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than selling the stock and giving cash, because the “cost” of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it.
Gifts from your Traditional IRAThe IRA Charitable Rollover provision is now permanent and gives you an excellent opportunity to make a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would subject to multiple taxation if it remained in your estate. At age 70½, you can directly transfer to charity up to $100,000 per year of your required minimum distribution. So if you do not need the money the government is requiring you to take, consider using it to benefit Morningside Ministries.
For more information about donating by stock transfer or IRA rollover, please contact:
Steve Herlich, Vice President of Development, by phone at (210) 734-1050 or by email.
MAKE A FUTURE IMPACT
A Gift in your Will – What will your legacy be?Through your will, you can give Morningside Ministries money, property, or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. It is a gift anyone can make. In addition to supporting Morningside, it demonstrates to your heirs the values and ideals that are most important to you. A gift in your also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate and leave more to your loved ones. Click here to Learn More
Life Insurance PolicyYou can make a significant gift even without a large estate by making Morningside Ministries a beneficiary of your paid-up life insurance policy. This is an ideal way to fulfill your charitable desires and requires no out-of-pocket expense to you. You make a gift using an asset that you and your family no longer need, and receive an income tax deduction equal to the cash surrender value of the policy.
A Beneficiary of Your Retirement PlanAvoid the potential double taxation on your retirement savings if you designate them to your heirs. Making Morningside Ministries a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or 403(B) account is easy. Continue to take regular lifetime withdrawals and maintain flexibility to change beneficiaries if your family’s needs change during your lifetime.
Charitable Gift AnnuityIncrease your monthly income for life and receive an immediate tax deduction by participating in a charitable gift annuity. The charitable portion of your gift will go to Morningside Ministries after your lifetime.
Leave a heritage, not just an inheritance. Thank you for wanting to make a difference through creative giving to Morningside Ministries. A variety of methods exist to reduce taxes, increase income, provide for heirs and support Morningside. Some of these methods can seem complicated and require the assistance of trusted professional advisors. The essential part of a planned gift to Morningside Ministries transcends the method of giving. The intent behind your gift — the determination to make a significant difference in an older adult’s quality of life, creates an outstanding legacy for you while helping to assure the future for Morningside. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone — and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish.
Honoring you, inspiring others. Please let us know when you have included Morningside Ministries in your estate plans as we would like to honor you during your lifetime. When you identify yourself, you encourage others to think of ways they can help ensure the future of Morningside Ministries for the benefit of our residents for generations to come.
Our Funding Partners. We are especially grateful for grants that help fulfill our mission by improving access to healthcare services and training beyond our walls.