Leave a Legacy

We all want our lives to make an impact, both in the present and in the future. We have all heard the inspiring stories of heroic people who have saved lives through an act of bravery or even rushing into adversity to save others. Did you know that your legacy gift could have the same impact for generations to come?

Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries has existed in this community for over 90 years, and countless individuals, who had nowhere to turn, found services and hope to rise above their circumstances. Leaving a legacy gift provides you with an extraordinary opportunity to be there for decades to come as we share God’s love and mercy.

Wills and Estate Planning

How a gift in your Will Changes Lives:

When you leave a gift in your will to Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, you can be sure that it will positively impact lives, meet needs, and restore hope. Many people are pleasantly surprised to discover that a gift in their will does not have to be large to make a difference. Just a small percentage of what is left after your loved ones are provided for, can make an eternal impact. Is the thought of giving a gift new to you? If so, please follow the link below for more information:

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is an account into which you deposit assets for donation to charity over time. You, the donor, get a tax deduction for making contributions to the donor-advised fund. A sponsoring organization manages the account; you recommend how to invest and where to donate the assets.For more information or a list of companies that specialize in Donor Advised Funds,contact Mary please contact Mary Denison, Development Director,

(269)345-2974 ext 211 or
KGM’s tax I.D. number is 38-1877515.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a contract between a donor and a charity with the following terms: As a donor, you make a sizable gift to charity using cash, securities, or possibly other assets. In return, you become eligible to take a partial tax deduction for your donation, plus you receive a fixed stream of income from the charity for the rest of your life.

Stock, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to charity. Compared with donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction.

Donating stock directly to Kalamazoo Gospel Ministriescan provide up to 50% more funds than if you were to donate the proceeds of your stock sale. This is the most effective way to ensure that the full value of your gift goes towards the provision of care and services.

It is simple to donate stock:

Ask your broker for an electronic transfer of the mutual fund or stock shares you wish to donate.

Let your broker know that the shares will be transferred to:

KALAMAZOO GOSPEL MINISTRIES Contact Rich Niesen at (269)-345-2974 ext. 204 or rniesen@kzoogospel.org
and ask for the Mission Account Number and DTC and provide those to your broker.Please provide your contact information, the date of the transfer, the name of the stock, and the number of shares you have donated. This will enable Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries to track the transaction and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt for your gift.

Properties, Vehicles & Belongings

Did you know that Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries has the ability to take furniture, housewares, or even larger items like vehicles and even property? We regularly work with family members of a loved one who has passed away and wish for belongings to be of good use in the community. Vehicles donated to Rescued Wheels provide
life-changing services
for those who are homeless. Property that is gifted to KGM is a blessing and will make a significant impact on ministry efforts

Housewares and Clothing

Housewares and clothing can be donated at two convenient locations:

Rescued Treasures Donation Drop Off
524 N. Burdick St Kalamazoo, MI 49007Mon-Fri 10-4pm

Simple Treasures Donation Center
185 Old Kilgore Road Portage, MI 49002Mon-Fri 10-4pm

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