“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.” Deuteronomy 16:17
Leave a final gift of love—a lasting legacy of help and hope. Planning your charitable giving for future generations is a rewarding and noble act. Your will or estate plan can provide for the future of your loved ones AND provide ongoing help and hope for homeless neighbors in our community at the same time. Learn how to create a will that blesses others.
If you have already included a legacy gift to The Union Mission in your will or estate plan, please let us know. Contact our Development Department at 757-627-8686, ext. 504. We would love to thank you and your family for your generosity and welcome you into our Bashford Legacy Circle.
A legacy is something that remains after we leave this world — something that speaks of our lives. The late Rev. Ted Bashford, longtime Executive Director of The Union Mission, left a legacy of a great love for his Savior, a commitment to help the poor and needy, and a desire to be a good steward of God’s resources.
The Mission established the Bashford Legacy Circle in honor of his faithful service. Legacy giving allows our donors to continue their giving to The Union Mission Ministries in perpetuity. Even after they have passed on, they are touching the lives of men, women, and children into the future.
We offer several ways for faithful donors like you to join the Bashford Legacy Circle through your will or estate plan. To learn more about making a legacy gift to support God’s work at The Union Mission Ministries, contact our Development Department at 757-627-8686, ext 504.
Leaving a bequest to The Union Mission in your will or living trust is a simple way to support our ministry to serve homeless people in Hampton Roads.
A bequest can take the form of:
This helpful agreement allows you to use an asset, such as cash or marketable securities, and receive fixed payments for life at attractive rates.
Payments can be made for one or two lives at rates based on age. You receive an immediate income tax deduction and part of the income you receive is tax-free. Upon the death of the annuitants, the remainder of the gift benefits The Union Mission.
We have partnered with the National Christian Foundation, one of the largest and most respected donor-directed funds in the country, to provide this charitable gift annuity option to our donors.
By naming The Union Mission as the beneficiary on your accounts, you can directly transfer funds after your lifetime that will continue to help our homeless guests.
The Union Mission can be named a beneficiary of your:
If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can make a life-changing gift from your IRA account to The Union Mission and potentially save on your taxes.
Gifts up to $100,000 per year that are made from your IRA to a qualified charity like The Union Mission may not be considered taxable income and may qualify for your required minimum distribution (RMD), which could lower your income and taxes. Limitations may apply, so consult your tax advisor about making an IRA charitable rollover gift.
This outright gift immediately impacts the work of The Union Mission and receives favorable tax treatment. You can deduct the full market value of the securities and avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation.