Read The View from Martins Run, a publication all about Martins Run residents, happenings and latest news, and learn how your tax-deductible gift can enrich our residents' lives:
Everyone loves Elizabeth. At 90, she is still as vibrant as ever, actively participating in the drama club and the art classes at Martins Run. Elizabeth brings life and laughter to everyone she meets. What most people don’t know is that Elizabeth’s savings are nearly depleted. Her remaining funds aren’t enough to allow her to continue living at Martins Run for much longer.
That’s why the Residents Assistance Fund was formed; and, in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, our residents, staff and board members are happy to support the Fund through contributions and telling others about it.
The Fund provides financial assistance to residents in need, enabling them to maintain their lifestyle at Martins Run. While this is hardly a novel idea, we’re proud to say that, in our 30 years of existence, we’ve never asked any resident to leave due to insufficient funds. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we hope we never will.
This is a great comfort to our residents, many of whom live well into their 90s and even older. Why this longevity? We like to think it’s because of the special care we provide and the fact that our residents have so many reasons to keep on living at Martins Run.
If you find this matter to be as important as we do, perhaps you’ll consider a gift. After all, no one should need to worry about outliving their savings.
As a non-profit community, Martins Run relies on friends, family, organizations, and each other to be of service to older adults. With everyone’s continued financial support, we can help current and future residents who may find themselves in Elizabeth’s predicament. We can also use donations to fund worthwhile projects such as the theater, the gardens and medical equipment for The Meadows, all of which improve the residents’ way of life.
Your gift to Martins Run ensures that we can carry out our ongoing mission to enrich the lives of our residents through a focus on the whole person - mind, body and spirit. With that goal in mind, we provide outstanding programs of intellectual stimulation, physical fitness and social connectedness for our residents. The donations we receive help make those programs possible – and make Martins Run the outstanding choice for seniors living in the Delaware Valley.
The Power of Giving
Your tax-deductible contribution, regardless of its size, will have an impact on our community for many years to come. Here’s how:
- To provide for qualifying residents in need of financial assistance.
- To provide funding for physical improvements to Martins Run that will directly benefit the residents.
- To provide programs and services that will improve the residents’ quality of life, including their health, education and welfare.
Would You Consider Giving Today?
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to Martins Run in one of the following ways:
- Send a check payable to Martins Run to: Development Office, Martins Run, 11 Martins Run, Media, PA 19063.
- Make a donation online. Click here.
- OR, make a credit card contribution by phone: call 610-353-7660, ext. 254.
- Make a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a family member or friend.
- Celebrate events and mark special times in your life with a donation and a distinctive greeting card designed by Martins Run resident artists
- Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer will match your contribution.
Other Ways to Give:
Gifts established in your will can be a particular item, specific dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate.
To include Martins Run in your will, the following is sample bequest language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath $_______ (sum of money), or ______% (percentage) of my estate, or all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to Martins Run, located at 11 Martins Run, Media, PA.
Charitable Gift Annuities:
A charitable gift annuity is a contract in which you exchange a gift of cash or securities for a guaranteed, fixed income each year for the rest of your life. Gift annuity rates are determined by the age of the person or persons who receive the income payments. The current rate for a person 80 years of age is 7.6%, 83 years of age is 8.3% and 87 years of age is 9.5%. You may also defer payment until a later date. Who knew you could receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
Appreciated Stock/Appreciated Stock Property:
You may reduce or eliminate capital gains tax while benefiting Martins Run with your gift of appreciated stock or appreciated stock property. Your gift may also qualify for a tax deduction based on the full market value of your stock. With gifts of appreciated stock, your stock market earnings translate into community good, so you get a more rewarding return on your fastest growing stocks.
Paid Up Life Insurance:
A gift of paid up life insurance can allow you to leave a much larger gift to residents in need than may have been possible during your lifetime. Essentially, through a relatively small annual cost, a benefit far in excess of what would otherwise be possible can be provided for charity. Paid up life insurance is tax free to the beneficiary, and it guarantees the continuation of the gift itself in perpetuity.
Please contact us to discuss the planned giving options in more detail.
Did you know that with a Planned Giving Gift to Martins Run. . .
- Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
- Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
- Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?
On behalf of the Board and Management, we offer our deepest thanks for your generosity.
For more information on giving to Martins Run, please call 610-353-7660, ext. 254.