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Care comes in many forms. It’s a warm smile, the reassuring touch of a hand and the comforts of home that tell us we’re safe and valued. There’s no substitute for the feeling that we’re cared for — and there’s no setting in the Des Moines area that provides more complete care for older Iowans than Luther Care Services.We are asking for your financial support today because we trust you, too, care about the well-being of others.

For over 30 years, Luther Care Services has provided quality services for older Iowans to fulfill their physical, spiritual, social and psychological needs in the setting of our lively and beautiful community adjacent to Grandview University. From the affordable living of Luther Park Apartments to the assisted living environment of The Gardens to the 120-bed Trinity Center at Luther Park that provides customized services to those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders, we are here when you and your loved ones need us most. We hope that you will be here for us now.

Your financial contribution will benefit the residents of Luther Care Services in many ways, adding to their comfort and security in the years of their lives when they need and desire it most. When you give to Luther Care Services, your contribution will make a lasting difference in the lives of those who require and deserve the finest care. As a not-for-profit entity, we’re able to put a greater portion of our resources into providing better service, greater care and finer facilities than you can find anyplace else.

Donor Wall – Supporters giving $1,000 or more are recognized on the “Donor Wall” located at Trinity Center’s welcoming center at the Luther Park Community– 1555 Hull Avenue, Des Moines, IA.
The Pathway to Caring – walking hand in hand with those with memory loss.
By the purchase of a brick, you will help build our “Pathway of Caring” right here in your local community. A donation beginning at $75.00 can personalize a special brick paver which is part of the landscape of the wonderful rose gardens at Luther Park Community.
Special Gifts – At Luther Park Community, we choose to always seek ways to better serve our residents, improve or maintain their mental and physical quality of life, and reduce strain on their families and loved ones. Luther Park Community’s special projects such as building our new fireplaces and water features for our residents are available for sponsorship which will include naming right signage.
Honoring Memories of Your Heart – Honor the memory of someone close to your heart by creating a memorial in his or her name at Luther Park Community. Luther Park Community’s website will post the memory fund in your loved one’s name.
Matching Gifts – Maximizing Your Gift
Many companies or corporations offer a matching gift program, which can double the size of your donation to Luther Park Community. Check with your employer for details.
Legacy Gifts
A legacy gift is a method of supporting non-profits and charities enabling philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. A donor can use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc. to make a planned gift. The benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving attractive to both the donor and Luther Park Community.
Individuals who leave a legacy gift to Luther Park Community become part of the Luther Park Rose Legacy.
In-Kind Gifts
Please contact us if you have in-kind donations that would defer the cost to our residents of Luther Park Community. Please email us at donations@lutherparkcommunity.org or contact us by phone at (515) 262-5639. Your in-kind donations are very much appreciated – thank you.
Understanding Legacy Giving
Life planning includes stipulating your wishes for selecting the person who will speak on your behalf when you no longer can, for medical care, and for sharing your values with your heirs through an ethical will. All are important steps in preparing for the future and for assuring your peace of mind.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of having a will:
• You insure the wisest and most productive use of your resources to benefit those individuals and organizations you care about.
• You direct the division of your property in the way you choose.
• You select an executor (personal representative) who is qualified to settle your estate with careful attention to your wishes.
• You devise an estate plan with the help of a qualified attorney and other advisers to minimize taxes on your estate.You can change your will at any time and your personal decisions can make a profound impact. Here are some things you can do:
Specific Legacy Gift – This is a gift of a specific item(s) to a specific person. This method assures your life-long friend received her heirloom broach.

General Legacy Gift – This is usually a gift of a stated sum of money. This is used to assure that a person(s) of choice would each receive a certain amount of money from your estate.

Residual Legacy Gift – This is a gift of all the “rest, residual, and remainder” of the estate after all other bequest, debts, and taxes have been paid. This can be used with individual heirs or bequests to charitable organizations.

Rose Legacy Gift – this was established to recognize the kindhearted generosity of those individuals who have supported Luther Park Community in their wills or other estate gifts. A Rose Legacy Gift is made up of individuals who:
• May had a loved one that suffers from memory loss.
• Wish to assure quality of care for seniors.
• Have a desire to support Luther Park Community’s mission beyond their lifetime.
• Have remembered Luther Park Community in their will or estate plan.

Rose Legacy Gift members have made specific gifts that will be delivered in the future, generally at the time of their death. To learn how you can make a future gift to Luther Park Community and become A Rose Legacy Gift Member, please contact us at donations@lutherparkcommunity.org or by phone at 515-262-5639.

Bequests- The most common Legacy gift is given through a will. However, there are a number of ways to leave your legacy to Luther Park Community. A few examples include:
• Designating a dollar amount.
• Specifying a percent of the estate.

If interested, you may want to work with your attorney to create the wording that suits your interests and goals. Creating a bequest is a wonderful way to substantially support the needs of future Luther Park Community residents and their families, while also reducing a tax burden.

Consider A Future Gift – Wills, charitable annuities, life insurance, and other estate planning tools offer the opportunity to provide for the future needs or to defer costs to our residents of Luther Park Community. If you wish to learn more, please contact us at donations@lutherparkcommunity.org or by phone at (515) 262-5639.

Thank you for remembering Luther Park Community in your will or life insurance.