Development News

Lisa Marquette, Development Director

Through your support, VISTE will celebrate 40 years of service to the elderly this year! And, with your ongoing support, the VISTE Endowment Fund will ensure that VISTE is here to help seniors for generations to come!!

While we have grown, expanded, and adapted over the last 40 years, it recently became clear that VISTE, like other nonprofits, can be financially vulnerable to fluctuations in the economy as well as unexpected events.

The purpose of the Endowment is to generate income in perpetuity (interest income from the fund) that will allow VISTE to respond in the best interest of VISTE clients and the community to changes that inevitably will occur now and into the future.

In support of our efforts, the George Jenkins Foundation has generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, all gifts up to a total of $500,000 over the next two years, from 2023-2024. We are grateful for this support!

Many donors have chosen to support the VISTE Endowment Fund at GiveWell Community Foundation through planned gifts by using assets such as appreciated securities or the Qualified Charitable Rollover. Outright donations from a Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation are also excellent ways to make a philanthropic gift.

We invite you to reflect on the importance of VISTE in your life, the life of an elderly relative, or your elderly friends and neighbors. VISTE is the only organization in the area that assists this vulnerable population with the broad range of services they require to remain safe and independent in their own home…at no cost to them!

Please contact me at or 863-284-0828 for more information about the Endowment Fund and how you too can ensure the future of VISTE and the elderly we serve for generations to come.

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