Other Ways to Give

//Other Ways to Give
Other Ways to Give 2020-12-04T14:06:26-04:00

Looking for other ways to give? There are many different ways to contribute! Turn your personal resources into significant and lasting support by donating through a planned giving option.

For more information or to make a planned gift, contact our Director of Development Tyler Changaris at 610-696-4900 ext. 116 or tchangaris@familyservice.us


Donor Advised Fund

It’s easy to make a gift to the agency through a donor advised fund (DAF). If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable,  or BNY Mellon, you can make a gift conveniently from your account. Fill in the institution, the designation (how the funds are to be used) and the gift amount. 

click here to give through DAF

By Check:

  • Include a note with your name and address and any instructions on how you would like your donation to be used.
  • You can specify a program to support or allow Family Service to determine where your donation is most needed.
  • Then, send your donation to:

Family Service of Chester County
c/o Development
310 North Matlack Street
West Chester, PA  19380


By shopping on smile.amazon.com, a portion of your purchases will be donated back to Family Service of Chester County. Click here, select the Family Service of Chester County  as your charity of choice, then start your shopping experience.

Use the free extension, Smilematic, and automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations.

Build Our Endowment

Contribute to our endowment funds at the Chester County Community Foundation or The Philadelphia Foundation. Your gift will remain in the fund permanently and generate interest, year after year, to support Family Service programs and clients.

Donate Appreciated Stock

Donate appreciated stock that you’ve owned for longer than one year. We will sell the stocks tax-free and use the proceeds to strengthen a program of your choosing, or to benefit the agency as a whole through general operating support.

  • Tax benefits:
    • you can receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of each stock if you itemize your return, and
    • you can avoid capital gains tax

Make a Bequest

Make a bequest in your Will or other testamentary document. You can provide a specific dollar gift, or give a percentage of your estate or assets to support the goals and activities of Family Service that interested you during your lifetime. A bequest may also consist of the remaining assets of one’s estate.

Donate Life Insurance

Name Family Service as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Like a bequest, your life insurance will be used to support the goals and activities of Family Service that interested you during your lifetime.

  • Tax benefit:
    • you can receive an income tax deduction, usually equal to the policy’s cash surrender value

Give Real Estate or Personal Property

With prior approval of the Family Service Board of Directors: donate real estate or other tangible personal property, such as works of arts, antiques, jewelry or collectibles.