Why We Give

kids playing in yardThe Power of Yes
Last fall, Keith and Michelle were in the process of adopting the child they had placed with them. Keith felt that they should take a few months "off" from taking in children. The holidays were quickly approaching, and his work schedule was increasing. It was tough to consider adding another member to the family. Read More

WillChanging Lives at Place of Hope
Growing up, Will and his brother were forced to live in motels and bounced from one abandoned home to the other after their mom lost her job. Eight years ago, the boys were brought to Place of Hope. Read More

education and enrichment center mapThe Berlin Family Foundation Education and Enrichment Center: A Dream Realized
Berlin Education and Enrichment Center The Berlin Education and Enrichment Center will provide what all children and youth deserve: a chance to learn, enrich their lives and realize their potential. We had the honor of dedicating and opening the doors to the Berlin Education and Enrichment Center. Read More

fitness centerMoving Toward a Bright Future
Health and fitness are essential to children's academic and life success. Children living an active lifestyle have been shown to do better academically. This is because physical activity helps increase children's focus when in the classroom. Read More

graduatesCelebrating Bright Futures
Only 50 percent of children and youth who enter the foster care system will receive their high school diploma. From there, less than 10 percent will go on to pursue higher education, and of that only two percent will graduate. Read More

TracyMom-to-Be Gets a Fresh Start
When Tracy arrived at our Joann's Cottage she was five months pregnant. Her journey was not easy; she took five buses to get there that day. But she was determined to provide the best life possible for her child. Read More

brothersA Place to Call Home
My younger brother and I were removed from our home when I was 8 years old. For several years, we bounced around between shelters and relatives' homes. Finally, when I was 12 years old, we were brought to live at Place of Hope. Read More

CharityMeet Charity
When I was 14 years old, I thought I had found love. He showed me all the attention I wanted, told me I was beautiful and that he loved me. It was not long before he began selling me multiple times a night. Read More

MikeThe Place Where Magic Happens
We know childhood is the birthplace of dreams. Here at Place of Hope we strive to provide enrichment opportunities that open our kids' eyes to possibilities and help them realize that they can do and be anything. Read More

Together we're planning a better future for our region.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Place of Hope a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Place of Hope, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 9078 Isaiah Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Place of Hope or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Place of Hope as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Place of Hope as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Place of Hope where you agree to make a gift to Place of Hope and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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