Whether you are motivated by a particular effort of Volunteers of American Northern Rockies (VOANR), such as helping veterans, troubled kids or homeless families, you can feel good about the gifts you make to because 88 cents of every dollar spent goes to support vital community services for people in need. Contributions can be financial or in the form of in-kind goods or services (see our program wish list).
VOANR is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization. We rely on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, churches and civic associations in order to serve those in need in Montana, Wyoming and Western South Dakota.
By supporting VOANR, you play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission; "To compassionately serve and strengthen individuals by empowering them to build healthy and happy lives."
Your gift will be more than a hand out or a quick fix. Instead, you will be supporting programs and services that encourage positive development, foster independence and promote the type of self-sufficiency that can change someone's life. When you support the work of VOANR you make a difference in the nation - and your community - one person at a time.
For additional information regarding gifts contact:
Skye Heeren, Wyoming Director of Development, at 307.672.0475 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Ackerman, Montana Director of Development, at 406.252.4118 / email@example.com
Kelly Folsom, South Dakota Program Director, at 605.341.8336 / firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation by check, please make check payable to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies and mail to:
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
1876 S. Sheridan Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
Gifts That Pay
What do I do with that old stock?
Appreciated Securities Like cash gifts, gifts of noncash property are tax-deductible; however, tax laws offer special incentives for gifts of noncash property, especially those that have increased in value since purchased or acquired. If you own stocks, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value, you can reduce your tax liability and increase the value of your gift by donating appreciated securities.
By donating appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer. The deductible amount includes what you paid for the securities and its appreciated value.
If your securities have dropped in value below their original cost, you may benefit more by selling them and donating the cash proceeds. You may then be able to take a capital loss on your tax return as well as a charitable deduction for the cash gifts.
Some investments represent savings that you plan to use for income and security in later years. In this case, a gift of securities may be used to fund a life income gift, such as a Unitrust or Charitable Remainder Trust for which you will receive a life income that in some cases may exceed the income you have been receiving from the stock.
Getting maximum tax benefits from charitable giving is not always easy. Tax laws are complex as a result we recommend you work with your tax advisor, lawyer, or financial advisor when you are considering making a gift of this type.
Join the Ballington & Maud Booth Legacy Society
A Legacy to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is a gift to your community’s future, bringing peace of mind today, and the promise of hope for lifetimes to come.
The Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society is named for the visionary couple who founded Volunteers of America in 1896 with a promise to "go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand" to serve people in need.
Forward-looking, creative, and flexible in meeting human needs, today's Volunteers of America is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human service charities. Last year Volunteers of America was named one of the best and most efficient charities in America by two national magazines: Worth and SmartMoney. Our life-changing services reach 1.8 million people every year.
You know Volunteers of America as a vital member of your community. We are your neighbors, helping our neighbors in need. Thanks to your generous support, we're making a difference.
But what about tomorrow?
A legacy gift to Volunteers of America is a promise to the future of your community that can also bring immediate rewards to people in need and to you. You will feel the joy that comes with giving. You will experience a new peace of mind knowing others will share in the blessings that have come to you over a lifetime. In addition, some forms of legacy giving may offer you significant tax savings and other financial benefits.
There are no limits to caring.
A Legacy to Volunteers of America is a gift to your community's future, bringing peace of mind today, and the promise of hope for lifetimes to come.
Leaving a Legacy in Your Will
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family is to have an up-to-date will, regardless if your bequest includes Volunteers of America Northern Rockies.
Without a will, you forfeit the legal right to control the disposition of assets accumulated throughout your lifetime.
Every will, however, should be different...each reflecting the individual needs and the personal objectives of the person making the will.
For some of us, a simple will can accomplish all of our objectives. Others may have needs and objectives that demand a highly complex estate plan.
Because each state may have special requirements for creating a valid will, you should consult with your legal advisor to make sure your will is in compliance with all laws to protect your interests.
If you want to include Volunteers of America Northern Rockies in your will, there are several types of charitable bequest language you can use.
Sample Bequest Language:
To Bequest a Specific Amount ($) or Percentage (%)
"I bequeath [the sum of $_____; the percentage of _____%] to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, or its successor in interest, to be used in such manner as the Board of Directors shall, in its sole discretion, determine. If Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, or its successor in interest, does not exist at the time of my death, this bequest shall lapse and become a part of the residuary of my estate."
To Make a (unrestricted) Residuary Bequest
This statement would come after the donor's bequests to family or other beneficiaries.
"I give, devise and bequeath to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, or its successor in interest, all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used in such manner as the Board of Directors shall, in its sole discretion, determine. If Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, or its successor in interest, does not exist at the time of my death, this gift shall lapse and I give, devise and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to my heirs at law."