How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

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Phoebe Ministries Communities

You can designate your gift to Phoebe Ministries, or to one of our four continuing care retirement community campuses:

  • Phoebe Ministries | EIN# 23-1396838
  • Phoebe Allentown | EIN# 23-2302675
  • Phoebe Berks | EIN# 23-2560952
  • Phoebe Richland | EIN# 23-3045622
  • Phoebe Wyncote | EIN# 23-1352525

Use Life Insurance to Make a Gift to Phoebe Ministries

A life insurance policy can be a versatile and effective asset for making a significant charitable gift to Phoebe Ministries. There are two basic ways insurance can be used to help support Phoebe, and each offers different benefits to you.

Option 1: Make Phoebe Ministries the beneficiary of the policy

This option allows you to:

  • Create a meaningful legacy at Phoebe Ministries
  • Reduce the size of your taxable estate
  • Retain the flexibility to change your mind

Option 2: Make Phoebe Ministries the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy

This option allows you to:

  • Make an irrevocable gift to Phoebe Ministries today with little or no impact on your current cash flow
  • Receive a charitable tax deduction for a portion of your gift

In addition, if premiums remain to be paid on the policy, a charitable deduction is allowed for each gift you make to Phoebe to cover the premiums.

Planning Tips

  • To make Phoebe Ministries a beneficiary of, or owner and beneficiary of, your life insurance policy, simply contact your insurer and complete the required form. You may need to provide the following information:
    • Legal name: Phoebe Ministries
    • Tax ID number: 23-1396838
    • Address: 1925 W. Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18104
  • It's also possible to use a charitable donation to buy a new policy to benefit Phoebe. Contact us early in your planning if you'd like to pursue this option so we can work with you on this process.
  • If you are considering designating your gift for a specific purpose, such as a scholarship fund or support for a specific department, contact us to ensure that we understand your wishes.
  • Before finalizing a gift of life insurance, review your other assets (such as appreciated stock or IRA accounts) to make sure this is the savviest way for you to reach your goals.

Please contact Stacey L. Prohaska in the Office of Philanthropy at 610-794-5132 or philanthropy@phoebe.org to discuss your charitable intentions.