planned giving

Make a lasting impact in the lives of those in need.

Through gift planning, you can provide future support for Good Samaritan Services, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits, and even income for life.

For more information, contact Nate Hoffer.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Good Samaritan Services through planned giving. By including our organization in your estate plans, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Here are some reasons why making a planned gift to Good Sam is a great way to help support our mission:

Long-Term Impact

By including our organization in your estate plans, you are helping to ensure that our work can continue for years to come. Your gift will provide critical support for our programs and services, allowing us to help more individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.


By making a planned gift, you are leaving a legacy that reflects your values and commitment to making a difference in the world. Your gift will help to create a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve, and inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

Tax Benefits

Making a planned gift can offer significant tax benefits for you and your family. Depending on the type of gift you make, you may be able to receive an income tax deduction, reduce your estate taxes, or avoid capital gains taxes.


There are many ways to make a planned gift to Good Sam, including:


  • Including Good Sam in your will or living trust
  • Designating Good Sam as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy
  • Establishing a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust
  • Donating appreciated assets, such as stocks or real estate

Ways to Give to Good Sam


Through a bequest plan, you can designate Good Samaritan Services as the beneficiary of assets by will, trust, or another instrument.

Charitable gift annuities

A gift annuity is a great way to help Good Samaritan Services while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life.

Charitable remainder trusts

A charitable remainder trust is an ideal way to turn your assets (like real estate and securities) into a charitable gift without losing much of your capital gains to taxes – and support Good Samaritan Services at the same time.

IRAs and tax-deferred accounts

If you have a tax-deferred account, such as a traditional IRA (individual retirement account), you can donate it to charity upon your death and help your estate avoid paying substantial taxes that may be due.

Farm commodities

Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to Good Samaritan Services, while also reducing taxes.

Gifts of stock

You can turn your investments into cash without losing a large portion of your capital gains to taxes by donating all or a portion of your stock to Good Samaritan Services.

Gifts of real estate

Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land.

Life insurance

Life insurance is a practical and affordable way to donate more than you may have thought possible.

Gift annuity payments are dependent on the financial ability of the issuing entity to pay.

This information should be used only for preliminary guidance. Donors should consult their financial advisors, attorneys, and accountants.

We understand that making a planned gift is a personal decision, and we are here to talk to you about how planned giving can benefit Good Sam while allowing you to leave the legacy you desire.

Thank you for considering making a planned gift to support our work. Your generosity and commitment to our mission is deeply appreciated.

Reach Out About Planned Giving

A member of our Good Sam team will be in touch shortly. If you would like immediate assistance, call 888-477-0025.

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