Make a Planned Gift to Family Shelter Service 2017-01-29T12:37:24+00:00

A Planned Gift to Family Shelter Service is a gift for the future — helping to ensure that generations to come continue to have access to our critical services — shelter, counseling and court advocacy — so that they can find peace and safety in our community.

While many gifts to Family Shelter are made in the form of cash or securities, other types of gifts can be made, including the following:

  • Bequests: Bequests may provide substantial tax benefits to the donor’s estate.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance: Assigning a life insurance policy to Family Shelter Service is a practical way of making a significant contribution, whether or not the policy is paid up, partially paid or new. Tax benefits depend on policy status at the time of the gift.
  • Lifetime Trusts: Tax benefits depend on the nature of the trust.
  • The Gift Annuity: Because part of the annual income is tax-free, this method of making a donation can have exceptional advantages.
  • Gifts of Appreciated Property: A charitable income tax deduction is available to the donor under specific guidelines for gifts of appreciated property.
  • Legacy of Friends: Help Family Shelter Service build its endowment to plan for future generations.

Family Shelter can also put you in touch with a member of our Planned Giving Council who can help you meet your philanthropic goals. For more information, please contact Robbie MacRoy: or 630-221-8290.