Giving Opportunities

A Number of Giving Opportunities Are Available

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for residents, Givens Estates welcomes financial support for various programs and campus facilities. Its a great way to help seniors in Asheville.

A number of giving opportunities are available that help strengthen our ministry to seniors:

Financial Assistance Gifts

The Resident Assistance Ministry requires approximately $1 million annually and is supported by residents, staff, Board members, churches, and friends. There are several ways to contribute toward strengthening this ministry, including a Mother's Day Offering, Christmas "Gift of Care", Tribute Gifts, Joy Fund, and Staff Assistance Ministry.

Endowment Gifts

Givens Estates is richly blessed with people who have established endowment funds to enrich the mission and ministry of our community. A majority of interest earnings from our endowments are directed to the Resident Assistance Ministry, which helps our residents whose cost of living outweighs their income.

Customized Giving

There are many ways to give to Givens to support our residents needing financial assistance. One of those methods is through customized, or planned giving, which can provide the donor with tax favorable benefits. The benefits can include increased income, tax deductions, and partial or full bypass of potential capital gains on appreciated property.

Givens Estates is familiar with bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, gifts of real and personal property, life estates, life insurance, and for residents, residency agreement refunds. Information is available at regarding Estates and Planned Giving for residents, friends, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, CLUs, trust officers and other gift planning professionals.

Naming Opportunities

Givens Estates invites you to consider Naming Opportunities in recognition of gifts in support of our mission and ministry. This is a wonderful way to honor loved ones and special friends while leaving a legacy for others well into the future. Capital projects such as our Chapel and recent expansion include various opportunities for making gifts which may recognize a loved one, a donor, or a special friend. Funds may be directed to one project while the Naming Opportunity can be given to another area at Givens Estates.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.