GIVE WITH PURPOSE

The Miravida Living Foundation, previously named the Bethel Foundation, is our official fundraising organization. Your gifts to the foundation magnify our nonprofit programs and services, and allow us to create extraordinary experiences for those in our care.

Mailing Address

Miravida Living Foundation Inc.
225 North Eagle Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902

Giving Options

Planning Your Gift

Support the adventures of tomorrow with a planned gift to Miravida Living. Planned gifts can take the form of a bequest in a will or a deferred gift. To determine what gift is best for you and the people you want to benefit, we recommend you seek counsel with an attorney specializing in estate planning. Our Miravida Living Foundation  director is available to assist you and your attorney with planning.

Cash Gift

Cash gifts significantly magnify opportunities and experiences for people residing at Miravida Living. They are deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations, and they may be pledged over a period of five years.
For cash or check donations, fill out our contribution form.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Miravida Living can immediately use long-term appreciated securities to support our programs, and you receive an immediate tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.

Please consult your attorney for more information about the benefits and regulations surrounding gifts of stocks and securities. When you decide to donate, please notify the Miravida Living Foundation by mailing or faxing a copy of your transfer instructions. This is how we will identify your generous gift when it arrives.

Wills and Bequests

Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and tangible personal property through your estate support our nonprofit programs and services. We are incredibly grateful for all of the following:

  • Specific bequest: The Miravida Living Foundation receives a specific dollar amount, piece of property or state percentage of your estate.
  • Residuary bequest: The Miravida Living Foundation receives all or a stated percentage of an estate after distribution of specific bequests and payment of debts, taxes and expenses.
  • Contingent bequest: The Miravida Living Foundation receives all or part of an estate under certain specified circumstances.
  • Trust established under a will: A trust may be established to provide for both the Miravida Living community and other beneficiaries.


You can designate bequests for current use or to establish an endowed fund for specific purposes. We recommend your specific purpose bequest be stated as a preference because the needs of people living in our community change over time. This ensures your gift will support our work as we continue to innovate and excel.

Please consult with your attorney for more information about donating through wills and bequests.

Gifts Providing Income

You are able to support yourself, your spouse and our elders through a deferred gift to the Miravida Living Foundation. This type of donation can function as an income and a charitable income tax deduction. 

Gift options include charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity and charitable remainder trusts. All require a minimum donation level and can benefit any part of the Miravida community. Please consult with your attorney to determine which option best fits your needs and intentions.

Gifts of Personal Property

Donating personal property to our community is a wonderful way to support our needs and values. Gifts often include antiques, works of art, furniture, jewelry, rare books and valuable collections. We cannot assign value to your donations, according to IRS regulations. You must establish a value for the gift and provide a qualified appraisal for tangible property valued at more than $5,000. You must also complete IRS Form 8282 for items worth more than $500. Please mail the completed form to the Miravida Living Foundation.

Matched Gifts

Many employers are incredibly generous and will double or triple the amount you donate to us. This truly magnifies the scope and impact of our work. To participate in gift matching, fill out your employer’s gift matching form and send it to the Miravida Living Foundation with your donation, making sure to comply with your company’s guidelines. Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice Program is an excellent example of an employer match program. We are grateful for their continued support.

Tribute Gifts

Honor a loved one’s life path with a tribute gift. Many elders and their families support our community by naming Miravida Living as a recipient for memorials or honorariums. 

Memorials keep the memory of a loved one alive, while honorariums are like community-wide celebrations of anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Memorial gifts of $1,000 or more are listed on our donor recognition display in Bethel Home. When giving an honorarium, we send a greeting to the person the donation honors to mark the special occasion.

For cash or check donations, fill out our contribution form.

Magnifiying Your Gifts

Enriching Our Elders’ Lives

Your gifts help us ensure all elders have endless opportunities to do what they love and live meaningfully. Donations fund adventures, social programs, spiritual services and more.

The Chaplaincy Endowment Fund supports our chaplaincy program and allows us to serve all faiths. The Dream Weaver Fund makes elders’ dreams come true through our Dream Weaver program.

Caring for Others

The Blessed Assurance Fund offsets the difference between the cost of care and reimbursement from government programs, allowing many people within our community to live with wonder. We ask you to donate to grow this fund, allowing us to assist those unable to afford care today and in the future.

Capital Improvements

Every facility on our campus is a starting place for countless adventures and opportunities. Our goal is to ensure the physical buildings and grounds match the needs of the people who live there. Donations to make capital improvements help provide innovative, exceptional environments for all.

Emerging Needs

Donating to our General Endowment Fund sparks innovation to help elders live their best lives. Your continued support is a fundamental reason why we’re leaders in the Oshkosh community and elder care industry.

Emerging Needs

Donors

Every gift to the Miravida Living Foundation helps those entrusted in our care live with wonder. We are deeply grateful for our donors and their commitment to our community. Their support magnifies our nonprofit programs and services.

Thrivent Choice

Miravida Living is proud to work with Thrivent Financial through the Thrivent Choice program. It allows Thrivent members to recommend where some of the company’s charitable outreach funds go. Donations support our innovative programs and the Miravida community.