Donate to Noble Horizons
Noble Horizons owes its very existence to the foresight and generous spirit of donors. Your donation to the Village Fund or another fund will make a difference in the life of a Noble Horizons resident.
Noble Horizons is a not-for-profit corporation. Residents pay a monthly fee or daily room rate, clearly defined in the resident agreement. There are no entrance fees, no lease and no buy-in. Noble Horizons participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Many of Noble's friends choose to include Noble Horizons in their wills through bequests of a specific dollar amount or percentage of the estate or gifts of art or personal property, which may offer a tax advantage. These gifts are often made in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The following wording is suggested when including Noble Horizons in one's will: I give, devise, and bequeath to Church Homes, Inc., Congregational for the exclusive benefit of their village, Noble Horizons in Salisbury, Connecticut, (a dollar amount or description of the bequest.)
You can give to a charity and to yourself in equal measure. If you are 70 1/2 or older, the IRA Charitable Transfer is an excellent way to make gifts and receive tax benefits in return, even if you take the standard deduction.
Transfers are made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator to Noble Horizons.
IRA Charitable Transfers are excluded gross income for federal income tax purposes on your IRS Form 1040. You receive no charitable deduction, and they count towards your required minimum distribution for the year in which you made the gift.
For example, John is 71 and wants to make a gift to Noble Horizons. He has $100,000 in his IRA and he wants the contribution to be $1,000. He can authorize the administrator of his IRA to transfer $1,000 to Noble Horizons. The $1,000 distributed to Noble Horizons will be counted toward his annual minimum required distribution and he will not pay income tax on the portion given to charity.
It’s important to consider your tax situation before deciding whether to make a charitable contribution from your IRA, so be sure to share this gift plan with your financial advisor.
A charitable gift annuity allows the donor to make a gift to Noble Horizons while retaining a guaranteed lifetime income. Charitable gift annuities pay a competitive rate of return each quarter and allow the donor to take an income tax deduction for part of the gift in the year the gift is made.
A gift of stock provides significant financial advantages to the donor while making a meaningful contribution to Noble Horizons. A capital gains tax advantage may be realized by giving appreciated property held for more than one year. To discuss a gift of stock, please contact William Pond, Administrator, at 860-435-9851, firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Noble Horizons the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed is the simplest way to make a gift. Your insurance company or agent can arrange this for you.
Those who remember Noble Horizons in their will, create a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust to benefit Noble Horizons, or who make a gift of insurance become members of the Heritage Society.
Our hard-working volunteers, ranging in age from 12 to 99, include Noble residents as well as residents of the wider community. They staff the Country Store, manage the library, and provide services directly to residents through computer tutorials, leading literature, art and music appreciation groups, bringing therapy dogs for regular visits and companionship. They also work on Auxiliary events.
The Auxiliary raises funds for special services and equipment that benefit Noble residents through such popular annual events as the Festival of Trees, Holiday Fair, book and tag sales, and through the operation of the Country Store. It sponsors an annual bus trip to the New York Botanical Garden. It also supports the Pet Fund, which provides food and veterinary care to Noble’s resident pets. The Auxiliary always welcomes new members, extending an especially warm invitation to residents and their families and friends.