Ways to Give

granddaughterYour tax-deductible gift to SVWC Foundation can make a difference in many ways. Gifts may be directed to a particular purpose or undesignated, which allows the Foundation to direct the funds where they are most needed.

The Foundation’s fiscal year is January 1–December 31, and contributions will be recognized yearly as such. Programs may also be supported on a multi-year basis if desired.

We are grateful for your generosity!

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Give Cash or Check

Please make your check payable to “SVWC Foundation.” In no event shall a check be made payable to an employee, agent or volunteer for credit to SVWC.If you wish to designate the purpose for your gift, please specify on the memo line how you wish your gift to be used. For example: Fellowship Fund, Employee Emergency Fund, Staffing, Education, Environmental Awareness, Technology, Wellness, Community Benefit, Performing Arts, Capital Improvements, General Operating, Unrestricted or other areas.

The Foundation also encourages gifts of foreign currencies. If you have traveled overseas and find that you have brought home currency from countries you may have visited, and you do not plan to return to these countries, you can donate this money to the Foundation.

The Foundation welcomes your gifts and encourages you to bring them to our office. The staff always enjoys visiting with donors and saying “thanks” in person!

Mail your cash or check to:

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury Foundation

300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive

Winchester, VA 22603

Make a Gift in Honor or in Memory

Was there someone special in your life that you would like to remember in a meaningful way? Is there a treasured neighbor, friend or family member that you would like to honor? A gift to the SVWC Foundation will help others in need. You may direct your donation to a particular program or leave it undesignated for use where it is most needed. Feel free to make a gift online or send us your gift by mail. We will send a letter to the individual that you designate, informing him or her of your thoughtfulness, without disclosing the amount.

Efforts are made to celebrate those who make tribute gifts, along with those who have been honored, in many Foundation communications. We hope as you peruse these materials, you will find joy in celebrating with us the thoughtfulness and generosity of these donors and in remembering those who have been honored in this fashion.

(Gifts may be made anonymously, should you not want to be featured in these materials.)

Mail your gift to:

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury Foundation

300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive

Winchester, VA 22603

(Please include a note to let us know whom you wish to honor.)

Make a Gift via Credit Card

The Foundation accepts gifts by the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.Gifts can be made securely online by clicking here or by calling the Foundation at (540) 665-5923.

If you wish to pledge your gift and use your credit card to make monthly installments, call (540) 665-5923, and we will help you arrange this.

Make a Pledge

To make a pledge, send the following information to SVWC Foundation or call (540) 665-5923.

  • Your name
  • Amount of your gift
  • Project area you wish to support
  • Date(s) you would like a reminder

Transfer Stock or Securities

Making a tax-advantaged gift by donating stock is easy and quick. Donors transferring stock pay no capital gains tax or brokers’ sales commission. The amount of the deduction is based on the stock’s fair market value on the date the shares transfer to the SVWC Foundation. The average of the high and low prices on that day determines fair market value. Contact Niki Wilson, the Foundation Director at (540) 665-5923, or ask your financial advisor or securities broker to contact her on your behalf.

Transfer from an IRA

Depending on legislation in a given year, you may be able to make a direct distribution from your IRA to charity. You can also make the SVWC Foundation the beneficiary of your IRA. For more information, contact the SVWC Foundation at (540) 665-5923.

Give the Gift of Life Insurance

Donors can use paid-up life insurance policies to make gifts to the Foundation. At an earlier time in life, life insurance was a priority to protect family members, and may now have outlasted its need.When a policy is donated, the Foundation becomes the owner and beneficiary, the donors take an income tax charitable deduction for the cash value of the policy at the time of the gift, and they can designate how the gift is to be used.

Make a Corporate-matched Contribution

If you work for, or are retired from, a company that offers corporate matching, you can double your gift to the SVWC Foundation. Call your Human Resources Department to inquire. If your company matches gifts, sign and mail the matching gift form to:

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury Foundation

300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive

Winchester, VA 22603

Plan a Gift to SVWC

Planned gifts can be in the form of cash, stock, a charitable gift annuity or insurance. Many of these options offer life income and a charitable income tax deduction. Others reduce or eliminate probate, capital gain or federal estate taxes. Planned gifts to the SVWC Foundation could benefit you, your spouse, your heirs, your estate or any combination of these. Learn more about planned giving and how it can help you achieve your philanthropic and personal goals.