Giving to the Upper Room Ministries

Cash -- Cash gifts are always welcome and are tax deductible as long as the donor itemizes his or her deductions. The tax savings from the deduction will depend on the donor's tax rate and other factors. Many donors choose to make a pledge in support of Upper Room Ministries that enables them to consider a larger investment with payments over a period of months or years. You can make a current gift or pledge online using our secure server, by mail or by telephone.

Securities and Mutual Fund Shares -- Giving appreciated assets is an excellent way to maximize your charitable contribution to Upper Room Ministries. Because of capital gains considerations, it is more beneficial to contribute appreciated securities directly to Upper Room Ministries rather than to sell them and donate the proceeds of the sale. For depreciated securities, it is usually best to sell the assets outright and then donate the proceeds to Upper Room Ministries. Please contact the Upper Room Development Office at (615) 340-7212 or toll free at (877) 899-2781, ext. 7212 for specific instructions on transferring securities to Upper Room Ministries.

Wills and Bequests -- Naming Upper Room Ministries as a beneficiary in your will is an excellent way to invest in the future of this ministry. For sample wording and instructions that make it easy to include Upper Room Ministries in your estate planning, download the free PDF brochure, Making a Bequest to Upper Room Ministries. You can open the file in Adobe® Acrobat¨ Reader (free downloadable software).   

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Other Types of Gifts -- For gifts of real estate or other property, life income gifts including charitable gift annuities and trusts, IRA's and other retirement plans, and life insurance, contact us directly using one of the following contact methods: Development Office at (615) 340-7212, toll free at (877) 899-2781, ext. 7212. E-mail: Postal mail: PO Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004.

The preceeding information illustrates some of the ways you can provide tax-wise support for Upper Room Ministries. For more detailed information, please contact the Office of Development at (615) 340-7212 or toll free at (877) 899-2781, ext. 7212; by e-mail at; or by postal mail, PO Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004.