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Ways to Give

Gifts Made Now Include: 

 

Gifts of Cash

Checks can be made payable to Landis Homes and mailed to Advancement Services, Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. The Advancement Office is located in the Calvin G. & Janet C. High Learning & Wellness Center.

Online Gifts

Authorize a charge on a credit card by following this link to Donate Now.

Gift of Pension Funds

Recent laws provide for the opportunity to transfer IRA funds to a charitable organization during your lifetime. This transfer does not trigger an income tax liability, but no charitable deduction is earned. The funds must be transferred directly to the charitable organization without passing through your hands.

Any qualified retirement plan or part thereof can be designated for charity during your lifetime but paid at death. This is accomplished by completing a new beneficiary form.

Gift of Securities, Stocks or Mutual Funds

Many people who own stocks, shares in mutual funds or other securities face a problem of how to turn their investments into cash without losing a large portion of their gains to taxes. One answer is to donate all or a portion of your investment to Landis Homes.  The benefits of this type of gift include getting an immediate tax deduction, avoiding capital gains tax, and converting the assets to cash. 

Gift of Real Estate or Tithing Sale Proceeds of Personal Residence

Persons moving to Landis Homes can usually take their applicable exclusion on capital gains when they sell their personal residence. A tithe from the sale can be given outright, designated for various funds, or used to purchase a charitable gift annuity.

With professional counsel, the transfer of an investment or second property may benefit the donor as well as Landis Homes.

Planned Gifts Realized in the Future include:

 

Bequests

The opportunity for remembering the needs of others at Landis Homes can be included as part of a charitable bequest. Learn More ….  

Gift of Life Insurance and IRAs

A life insurance policy or individual retirement account can be a wonderful gift to charity. This can be accomplished by simply naming Landis Homes as a beneficiary on the beneficiary form. Depending on the type of policy, one’s estate may realize substantial tax savings in this type of gift.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A minimum $10,000 gift of cash or appreciated securities can provide a lifetime fixed annuity payment. At death, the remainder of the annuity is received by Landis Homes. Learn more…

Charitable Remainder Trust/ Charitable Lead Trust

These life income plans are well suited to receive investment real estate as the gift asset. Taxes on capital gains are avoided in this gift transaction if the property is transferred prior to signing any sale or option agreements. Learn more…

Any gift may be given in memory or in honor of a loved one. Learn more…

We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.  You may contact Advancement staff by visiting Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, phone (717) 509-5490 or email. We are available at other times by appointment. Thank you.