Ways to Give


A gift in memory or honor is a wonderful way to help older adults. When a gift is made, a thank you is sent to the donor and notification is sent to the person honored or their family. Gifts made in memory of a resident will be recognized visibly in the honoree's community. Additional personalized and continuing recognition will be given when gifts total $1,000.


A planned or deferred gift is a generous way to further the mission of St. Martin's. Most gifts are realized after your passing therefore maintaining your estate to support you during your lifetime without the penalty of capital gains taxes. Such gifts often enable you to leave your largest gift ever to organizations like St. Martin's which are closest to your heart.


A convenient way to help is a donation made from a refunded entrance fee. In most cases St. Martin's residents with life care contracts are refunded a percentage of their entrance fee upon leaving the community. An agreement can be signed in advance donating all or part of that to St. Martin's.


A significant way to support the mission of St. Martin's is through a gift of appreciated securities such as stock, bonds and mutual funds. By donating common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appreciated securities, donors may also receive tax benefits that include avoiding long-term capital gains tax and obtaining deductions for their annual income tax filing. In most cases, donors can maximize their contribution through gifts of stock by transferring these appreciated securities to St. Martin's directly, rather than liquidating them first and donating the proceeds of that sale to St. Martin's. Please contact our Development Department at 205.314.4102, or contact us by email to begin the process.


Gifts-in-kind involve both tangible and intangible personal property. Tangible assets might include single or collective works of art, books, or other collectibles; vehicles; and equipment. Intangible assets might include patents; copyrights of cultural, artistic, and literary works; and computer software under development. Gifts-in-kind may be retained or sold (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to St. Martin's purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by St. Martin's to use in a manner benefiting its mission.

For more information, call our Development Department at 205.314.4102, or contact us by email.