Donate To Foster Care: Testimonials

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child or teen in foster care? You don’t have to become a foster parent to impact their lives. When you donate to foster care, you are investing in the future of the children and teens at UMFS. Your donation will help them reach their full potential.

Donor Testimonials

Jane and Brandon Linton are a prime example of how you can make a difference in the lives of children and teens:

“It’s exciting to say that we can commit money to something we feel strongly about.”

As Jane and Brandon’s family continued to grow, the amount of time they were able to devote to volunteering at UMFS decreased. They began focusing more on financial support.

“Volunteering still is a priority”, Jane said, and she and Brandon hope to find the time to do so again. “Being a donor-volunteer would be the perfect balance.”

Read more about Jane and Brandon’s story here.

Mike and Kim Giancaspro are also faithful UMFS donors. They have been involved with UMFS for over a decade, and Mike joined the UMFS board in 2012.

When a family member was diagnosed with mental illness, Mike and Kim became advocates for community mental health services. Through Charterhouse School and Child & Family Healing Center, UMFS helps children and teens struggling with emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, and autism or other neurological differences. That resonates with Mike.

“I want to be involved in something that’s a good fit. We understand mental illness and can add that perspective,” he says. 

“How well we care for the vulnerable members of society is reflective of who we are as a community,” reflects Kim.

Read more about Mike and Kim’s story here.

Donate To Foster Care: Ways You Can Give Back

There are several ways you can donate to support children in foster care at UMFS. 

To make a secure online donation with a credit or debit card, click here. 

You can donate stocks and other securities directly to UMFS. When you donate appreciated securities that were purchased over a year ago, you receive several benefits. In addition to the standard tax deduction for making a charitable donation, you may also avoid the capital gains tax. 

Donors ages 72+ are eligible to make a QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) from their IRA to a qualified charity like UMFS. Unlike a regular withdrawal from your IRA, a QCD is not counted as taxable income. A QCD could therefore help lower your tax bill. 

Please consult your financial or tax advisor for complete information on your personal tax implications and financial situation.

For more information on Gifts of Securities and IRA, click here.

You can also create a legacy by making a planned gift to UMFS. There are several ways to make a planned gift to support the children and teens at UMFS:

  • Bequests by Will
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Gift of Retirement Plan (IRA, 401(K), etc.)

Click here for more information on Planned Giving.

Be A Champion. Donate To Foster Care.

Join us today, and help create a world where caring, opportunity, and generosity are passed on from generation to generation. 

When you donate to foster care, you become an unwavering champion for children and teens across Virginia. Your donation will make a tremendous impact, empowering them to achieve a brighter future.

Become An Unwavering Champion For Children and Teens By Donating Today!

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