The Miravida Living Foundation, previously named the Bethel Foundation, is our official fundraising organization. Your gifts to the foundation magnify our nonprofit programs and services, and allow us to create extraordinary experiences for those in our care.
Miravida Living Foundation of Oshkosh
225 North Eagle Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
To determine what gift is best for you and the people you want to benefit, we recommend you seek counsel with an attorney specializing in estate planning. Our Miravida Living Foundation director is available to assist you and your attorney with planning.
Cash gifts significantly magnify opportunities and experiences for people residing at Miravida Living. They are deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations, and they may be pledged over a period of five years.
For cash or check donations, fill out our contribution form.
Miravida Living can immediately use long-term appreciated securities to support our programs, and you receive an immediate tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.
Please consult your attorney for more information about the benefits and regulations surrounding gifts of stocks and securities. When you decide to donate, please notify the Miravida Living Foundation by mailing or faxing a copy of your transfer instructions. This is how we will identify your generous gift when it arrives.
Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and tangible personal property through your estate support our nonprofit programs and services. We are incredibly grateful for all of the following:
You can designate bequests for current use or to establish an endowed fund for specific purposes. We recommend your specific purpose bequest be stated as a preference because the needs of people living in our community change over time. This ensures your gift will support our work as we continue to innovate and excel.
Please consult with your attorney for more information about donating through wills and bequests.
You are able to support yourself, your spouse and our elders through a deferred gift to the Miravida Living Foundation. This type of donation can function as an income and a charitable income tax deduction.
Gift options include charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity and charitable remainder trusts. All require a minimum donation level and can benefit any part of the Miravida community. Please consult with your attorney to determine which option best fits your needs and intentions.
Donating personal property to our community is a wonderful way to support our needs and values. Gifts often include antiques, works of art, furniture, jewelry, rare books and valuable collections.
We cannot assign value to your donations, according to IRS regulations. You must establish a value for the gift and provide a qualified appraisal for tangible property valued at more than $5,000. You must also complete IRS Form 8282 for items worth more than $500. Please mail the completed form to the Miravida Living Foundation.
Many employers are incredibly generous and will double or triple the amount you donate to us. This truly magnifies the scope and impact of our work.
To participate in gift matching, fill out your employer’s gift matching form and send it to the Miravida Living Foundation with your donation, making sure to comply with your company’s guidelines.
Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice Program is an excellent example of an employer match program. We are grateful for their continued support.
Honor a loved one’s life path with a tribute gift. Many elders and their families support our community by naming Miravida Living as a recipient for memorials or honorariums.
Memorials keep the memory of a loved one alive, while honorariums are like community-wide celebrations of anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Memorial gifts of $1,000 or more are listed on our donor recognition display in Bethel Home. When giving an honorarium, we send a greeting to the person the donation honors to mark the special occasion.
For cash or check donations, fill out our contribution form.
Your gifts help us ensure all elders have endless opportunities to do what they love and live meaningfully. Donations fund adventures, social programs, spiritual services and more.
The Chaplaincy Endowment Fund supports our chaplaincy program and allows us to serve all faiths. The Dream Weaver Fund makes elders’ dreams come true through our Dream Weaver program.
The Blessed Assurance Fund offsets the difference between the cost of care and reimbursement from government programs, allowing many people within our community to live with wonder. We ask you to donate to grow this fund, allowing us to assist those unable to afford care today and in the future.
Every facility on our campus is a starting place for countless adventures and opportunities. Our goal is to ensure the physical buildings and grounds match the needs of the people who live there. Donations to make capital improvements help provide innovative, exceptional environments for all.
Donating to our General Endowment Fund sparks innovation to help elders live their best lives. Your continued support is a fundamental reason why we’re leaders in the Oshkosh community and elder care industry.
Every gift to the Miravida Living Foundation helps those entrusted in our care live with wonder. We are deeply grateful for our donors and their commitment to our community. Their support magnifies our nonprofit programs and services.
Miravida Living is proud to work with Thrivent Financial through the Thrivent Choice program. It allows Thrivent members to recommend where some of the company’s charitable outreach funds go. Donations support our innovative programs and the Miravida community.
The names of our major donors are displayed in the Bethel Home lobby. The kiosk lists donors who have given cumulative gifts since 1997. We recognize gifts at the following levels:
Donor names are also published in our newsletter and annual report, unless the person or organization wishes to remain anonymous. We appreciate the continued support and generous gifts.
Individual plaques are attached to donated items upon request. Items must have a value of $5,000 or greater, and the Miravida Living Board of Directors must approve all requests. Please contact Bonnie Behnke at (920) 232-5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We established the Heritage Society in 2002 to recognize people committed to providing life-enriching opportunities at Miravida Living. Heritage Society members receive recognition on our donor kiosk in Bethel Home, inclusion in our publications and invitations to our special events.
To become a member of the Heritage Society, you must either name the Bethel Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust, or establish a planned gift of any type in any amount. Learn more about our giving options.