Ways to Give

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Have questions or need more information on how you can donate?

Contact Dorothy Blackwell, Development Associate, at
(863) 284-0828 or email dorothy@viste.org.

Thank you for choosing to support the mission of VISTE, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Your donations make the difference!

Your Gift Means So Much

Ways to Give Now

Online giving is easy and it provides you with options on how you’d like to support VISTE, whether you want to make a one-time donation or recurring donations (monthly, quarterly, etc.).  You may also be interested in a Tribute or Memorial donation to celebrate or honor a loved one.

Donate now via the Qgiv form or,

Credit card donation by phone:
Patricia Wright
Program Director
Office: (863) 860-0828

An outright donation by check is a common way to support VISTE’s mission.  Send a personal check, Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation check made payable to VISTE to:

Legal Name:  Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
Address:  1232 E. Magnolia Street, Lakeland, FL  33801      
Federal Tax ID Number: 59-2625297

Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations can make a significant, immediate impact for VISTE clients. Simply recommend a grant, or recurring grants, to make a difference in the lives of the elderly we serve.

Support VISTE with this unique opportunity if you are 70 1/2 years old or older. Take advantage of a simple way to benefit VISTE and receive tax benefits in return through the IRA Charitable Rollover. You can gift any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as VISTE without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA Charitable Rollover, but is also referred to as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), AND it counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) now beginning at age 73.

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to VISTE. By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you are actually giving 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation. The reason is simple: avoiding capital gains taxes. Another tax-savvy consideration is to donate some of your appreciated shares and then buy new shares to reset your cost basis at the current, higher price. This will reduce your future capital gains tax exposure if the stock continues to grow in value.

Double or even triple the impact of your gift to VISTE!

Your company may be one of thousands that match employee contributions to charitable nonprofit organizations. If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, the impact of your contribution to VISTE could be significantly increased by their match.  Simply contact your employer's human resources office and ask whether your company matches employee donations.  Let us know that you’ve submitted the match and we’ll let you know once it’s received.

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

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