Planned Giving

At Berks Encore, your giving is vital to the success of our mission. In addition to direct giving, you can support us through planned giving.

Berks Encore has partnered with Everence to provide charitable services to help you explore a variety of planned giving options. Through gift planning, you can provide future support for Berks Encore, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits and even income for life.

For more information, contact us online or by phone at 610.374.3195, ext. 228.

You may also contact Everence at 717.653.6662.


Through a bequest plan, you can designate Berks Encore as the beneficiary of assets by will, trust or other instrument. Learn more

Charitable Gift Annuities

A gift annuity is a great way to help Berks Encore while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life. Learn more

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 Berks Encore at the same time. Learn more

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. Learn more

Farm Commodities

Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to Berks Encore, while also reducing taxes. Learn more

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 Berks Encore. Learn more

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. Learn more

Life Insurance

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