You can help support the Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Even a small donation can make a monumental difference!
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial continues the effort to educate the country about the vital services provided by over 265,000 women, military and civilian, during the Vietnam war and to provide a network of healing and hope. Your donation, large or small, will help ensure that an important chapter in America’s history continues to be told.
Mail your tax-deductible donation to:
Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund
c/o Eastern National
470 Maryland Dr., Suite 1
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Toll Free (877) 463-3647
There are many ways to make donations to The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund in addition to money – donations also may be made of stocks, bonds, and property; gift annuities; gifts by will or living trusts (requests); life insurance, and individual retirement accounts. Some of our donors have included the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund in their wills. For contributors who wish to maximize tax savings in connection with their giving, federal and state tax laws do recognize the importance of encouraging charitable gifts by providing incentives. The following information about ways to give does not offer legal or tax advice. We strongly recommend that you contact your attorney or financial advisor for specific information on your tax situation.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or Real Property
A donor usually gets a double benefit when giving appreciated stocks and bonds. First, an income deduction is received for the fair value of the securities at the time given. Second, the donor does not have to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. Real property, such as real estate, can be transferred to Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund. If interested in making a donation of real property or securities, please contact Eastern National at 877.463.3647.
You can give a gift and still get a lifetime income in return through a gift annuity, a pooled income fund, or charitable remainder trust. Even though the funds may not be available to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund right away, you would be entitled to an income tax deduction equal to the value of the gift in the year you make the gift, plus regular income payments to you for your lifetime. There are also ways to make a gift and retain the principal for your family members. Such gifts can be made through a Charitable Gift Annuity, Remainder Trust, or Charitable Lead Trust.
Gifts by will (or living trusts) may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate, or the remainder of the estate after debts, taxes, and other bequests have been paid.
A paid-up life insurance policy that is no longer needed for its original purpose can be given to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund. The donor will receive an income tax deduction for the case surrender value of the policy. If the policy is not fully paid up and the donor continues to pay the premiums, deductions can be taken for the amount of payments made. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund can also be included as a beneficiary on life insurance policies. Normally, any portion given to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund would be deductible for estate tax purposes.
Individual Retirement Accounts
Retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or 403(b)s can provide a gift opportunity which may reduce income and estate taxes, depending upon the situation.
Goods and services go a long way in helping ensure that the stories of women who served during the Vietnam era continue to be told. Perhaps you’ll find something on our Wish List below that is easy for you to donate to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial…goods and services go a long way in helping ensure that the stories of women who served during the Vietnam era continue to be told.
If you are able to donate printing…or if you are willing to underwrite the cost of printing…we would gratefully accept your donation to publicize the efforts of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial to targeted audiences through direct mail, as well as to print brochures and posters to distribute to classrooms, libraries, and other locations.
• Endowment for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Education Program. Each woman’s story is unique, yet each is part of a greater whole. It is time to know and learn from their stories. It is time to acknowledge their legacy of healing and hope. An endowment will assure their stories and accomplishments are recorded and taught.
• Underwriting the program, “In Their Own Words: Storytelling on Memorial Day and Veterans Day” each year.
A wide variety of keepsakes, mementos, and souvenirs are available for order. A portion of the proceeds from the sales supports the ongoing efforts of the VWMF. Items available include lapel pins, patches, and magnets!
Visit our Marketplace or call toll free (877) 463-3647 for more information.
Contact the VWMF
If you have any questions about donating in any of these ways to the VWMF, please contact Heidi White, Chief Finance Officer, Eastern National (877) 463-3647.