Whatever you are able to give, you will be part of the solution to end family homelessness in Pierce County. We can solve these problems together-for the vulnerable, for the homeless, for the others served by Associated Ministries. If we all do something, if we all do our part, we really can create a movement of compassion in this community.
You can be part of that movement. All it takes is each person taking one step toward someone else in need. Will you take that first step by contributing now?
You can make an automatically recurring gift at dates of your choosing with our secure online credit card service.
Many Pierce County employers match their employees' tax-deductible donations. Contact your HR department to find out if your employer matches gifts and follow your company's instructions.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
A tribute gift is a unique way to honor, recognize and remember family, friends or colleagues.
United Way Giving
United Way processes donor-directed contributions as a service to its donors. Designate all or part of your United Way Gift to Associated Ministries on your pledge card.
Donate Stock / Securities
Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have been held for one or more years can provide great tax savings for you since the capital gain on unrealized appreciation is waived. Gifts of securities will be recorded at a fair market value on the date of transfer. Contact (253) 426-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Online Giving Programs
Gifts in Kind
In-kind gifts provide much-needed resources for our clients and help us reduce our overhead and provide assets for critical programming. Material items in good condition, such as clothing, furniture, appliances, toys, etc. can be given in-kind. Contact email@example.com or (253) 426-1504 for additional information.
The Associated Ministries Leadership Circle provides an opportunity for you to make a significant investment in families who need our assistance, guidance and encouragement to help change the course of their lives.
Your annual gift of $500 (less than $10 per week) or more will help maintain the services of Associated Ministries over time and ensure those services will be in place for those in need.
You may also leave a lasting legacy by including Associated Ministries as part of your long-term plans. Your giving will make a difference in the lives of those in need for years to come and can provide generous tax benefits for your loved ones at the same time.
Become a Member!
As a member of the AM Leadership Circle, you have the opportunity to:
- Change more lives
- Receive special updates on the impact of your gift
- Participate in conversations around our work in uniting people of faith to build stronger communities
- Receive recognition in print and online
- Network and have fun at events with fellow members including faith, community, civic
and business leaders
A simple charitable bequest is the most flexible and effective way to leave a legacy. A charitable bequest is a distribution from your estate to Associated Ministries through your last will and testament. You can designate a fixed percentage of your estate, a fixed amount, or a residual amount.
A charitable bequest can reduce capital gains taxes, protect your estate from excessive taxes, and leave a legacy to Associated Ministries. To ensure your wishes are successfully carried out, you must use specific language in your will to specify the precise direction of your assets.
Here are the common types of bequests and samples of the language used for each. We encourage you to carefully review the terms of your will with a professional knowledgeable in handling trusts and estates.
General bequests are gifts that come from the general value of your estate and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage or your estate.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Associated Ministries, the sum of $[Amount] (or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Associated Ministries and its general purposes.”
Specific Bequests Specific bequests are gifts of a particular item or property bequeathed for a designated purpose.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Associated Ministries, the sum of $[Amount] (or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Associated Ministries to be used for the following purpose: [state the purpose]. If at any time in the judgment of the officers of Associated Ministries it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.”
Residual bequests are gifts made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of your will have been satisfied.
“All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Associated Ministries for its general purposes.”
Contingency bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate to Associated Ministries if your named beneficiary does not survive you.
“I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Associated Ministries, for its general purposes.”
If you purchased stock that has grown in value, you may donate it to Associated Ministries and avoid the capital gains on that increased value.
The IRS will allow you to make a donation from your IRA to Associated Ministries without paying a penalty.
Gifts of Property
If you have property you would like to donate to Associated Ministries you can sell the property without paying capital gains and receive a tax deduction on the appraised value.