Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Isaiah House is honored to accept gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, special friend, or colleague.


As a donor, you can make a gift that will create a legacy and have lasting impact on people in recovery and on Isaiah House’s long-term stability. You can include gifts of cash, securities, personal property, a percentage of the value of the estate, or the residue of your estate (property remaining after all other bequests have been fulfilled).

To make a bequest, you need to leave instructions, typically in a will. You can detail different types of bequests in your will and update it throughout your life as your family, priorities, and wishes evolve.


Stock or mutual funds are a popular option because it allows you to help Isaiah House and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

Retirement Plan Assets – Tax-Exempt Deferred Giving Plan

With Isaiah House as your retirement plan asset recipient, your heirs will receive income and estate tax savings, and Isaiah House will receive the full value of the plan.

Savings Bonds

Savings bonds may have stopped growing.  A tax-wise use for appreciated savings bonds is to support Isaiah House.

Real Estate and Personal Property

You may give a residence, land, or other real property.  The value of the donation is determined by an appraisal of the fair market value at the time of the transfer of ownership.  Donations of personal property such as equipment, furniture, appliances, and vehicles can also be contributed.

Closely Held Stock

A donation of your closely held stock can be a great way to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.  An income tax deduction will be realized by the donor for the charitable gift, and a tax advantage will be realized by avoidance of capital gains taxes on the stocks appreciated value.  The donor retains a controlled interest in the company.

Giving through a Donor Advised Fund or Foundation

Your contributions through this method ensures asset distribution to specific charities, current and/or deferred tax advantages, and flexibility.

Life Insurance

The gift of life insurance provides you with a charitable contribution for the present cash surrender value.  Also, future premium payments made following the transfer of ownership and beneficiary status of the policy are tax-deductible.

This information is not offered as financial or legal advice.  Please consult your financial or legal advisors for guidance on the best method of charitable giving and potential tax consequences for you, your family, and/or business.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, our Major Gifts Officer, Susan Caldwell, is ready to assist you.