Giving

It’s 2015 Annual Appeal Time!

In this fiscal year, Friends Village at Woodstown will provide over $1 million of care and services for our most vulnerable residents above what we receive from fees and insurance billing.

Friends Village is committed to staying at the cutting edge of senior housing and healthcare—for current residents and future ones, perhaps even for you or your loved ones.  Your donation will make a world of difference.

You can make a donation online by clicking here.

2016 Business Sponsorships Available

If you would like to become a 2016 Business Sponsor and allow us to publicize your involvement with our community, please click on the link below to see the opportunities and benefits available:  Your support of Friends Village is greatly appreciated.

2015 Business sponsor include CBIZ, Franklin Bank and E. Allen Reeves Inc., construction management.

You Can Be A Lifeline for Friends Village Residents

One of the specific challenges facing Friends Village is the need to upgrade the technology for our urgent call system.  Our residents rely on this Lifeline every day.

Cost estimates for replacing the on-call system that protects our independent cottages, apartments and assisted living neighborhoods–three quarters of the campus–run upwards of $250,000. That’s right, a quarter of a million dollars.

We are seeking grants and other funding assistance to support this necessary and time-sensitive expense. Your help is vital and will have immediate impact as we strive to complete this Life Line project.  Make your gift now by following this link

Make a donation online by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your help.

Deciding What To Give

CASH

Charitable gifts are most often made in the form of cash, checks and electronic transfers. When you itemize your tax deductions, gifts of cash may be used to eliminate federal income tax on up to half of your adjusted gross income (AGI). You may enjoy state income tax savings as well.

Please make checks payable to Friends Village at Woodstown. If you are making a gift to a specific fund, please include the fund name in the memo line (e.g., Residents Benevolence Fund).

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

Few gifts are more poignant than those made in someone’s honor. Whether donated in memory of a loved one or honoring a friend, Honor and Memory gifts are laden with love, affection, and admiration felt for that special someone. These gifts allow us to pay tribute to those people who touched our lives and left a lasting impression. Please share the name(s) with us.

Other Ways To Give

GIFTS FROM OTHER SOURCES

A business, employer, family foundation or donor advised fund may provide other ways to maximize your gift. Many employers match gifts made by current employees and retirees.

GIFTS FROM RETIREMENT PLANS

Retirement plan assets can be a practical source from which to make gifts. Unlike many other types of investment accounts, amounts withdrawn from retirement accounts can be taxable to you and eventually to your heirs if left to them.

If you are over 70 1/2 and are required to take withdrawals from an IRA or other qualified retirement account, you may want to consider making charitable gifts using all or a portion of your mandatory withdrawal amount. Giving in this way may result in little or no tax impact when you report the amount withdrawn along with an offsetting charitable deduction. Proposed tax legislation would provide additional benefits for gifts made from traditional and Roth IRAs. Check with your financial advisors for the latest opportunities that apply to your situation.

GIFTS THAT PROVIDE INCOME FOR YOU OR OTHERS

There are also a number of ways to make gifts today that provide you or others with increased income, current and future tax savings, and other benefits for your lifetime or other period of time you choose. One of these options is a Charitable Gift Annuity. A charitable gift annuity is a contract (not a “trust”), under which a charity, in return for a transfer of cash, marketable securities or other assets, agrees to pay a fixed amount of money to one or two individuals, for their lifetime. (American Council on Gift Annuities)

For more information about Charitable Gift Annuities, visit the Council’s website at http://www.acga-web.org/.

We will be pleased to provide more information to you and/or your advisors as you act to develop and complete your plans. For more information contact the Friends Village Development Office at 856-823-0778 or email:mfrank@fhaw.org.

Additional information to help donors think about charitable gift options is available through the Association of Fundraising Professionals website: www.afpnet.org/GivingHeart. Friends Village subscribes to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights.

The official registration and financial information of Friends Village at Woodstown may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.