1895 Society Planned Giving

The 1895 Society accepts contributions to both the VIA and VIA Committees.  These gifts initiate or support current or future programs that enhance the quality of life in our community.
How to Join?
Membership in The 1895 Society can be obtained in several ways:
  • Gifts in the form of cash or check
  • Legacy or bequest through a Will
  • Gifts of stock, real estate, insurance or personal property

Please click here to download The 1895 Society Donation Form.

Recognition Categories

Individuals who have gifted $100 or more to the VIA to support our mission are recognized on plaques located at the rear of the James-Lorah Memorial Home auditorium.  If the donor wishes, gifts may be made in the honor of or in tribute to any person and will be acknowledged to that individual or their families when accompanied with their contact information.

There are four recognition levels of giving and donors’ cumulative gifts could move them to a new level:

  • Donors of $100 to $999 are Members
  • Donors of $1,000 to $4,999 belong to the Blue and White Society
  • Donors of $5,000 to $9,999 belong to the Second Century Society
  • Donors of $10,000 or more belong to the Millennium Society

Who Will Benefit?

Donations can be earmarked for use in any of the following ways:

The Community Response FundProvides unmet community health and human service needs to improve the quality of life in Bucks County.

The James-Lorah Memorial Home:  Funds the operation and maintenance of the historic home and its contents, restores and conserves the contents, and makes the home available for tours and public events.

The Unrestricted Endowment:  Provides interest or dividend income to further the mission of the VIA.

The Welfare Fund Committee:  Provides assistance to individuals in our community who are in need of food, shelter, clothing and medical care. This is done with absolute confidentiality and compassion for those helped.

The Women’s Scholarship Fund:  Provides modest financial support for eligible women who seek the education or vocational training necessary to prepare them for the job market.

 

 

 

 

The Community Response Fund – Provides unmet community health and human service needs to improve the quality of life in Bucks County.

The James-Lorah Memorial Home – Funds the operation and maintenance of the historic home and its contents, restores and conserves the contents, and makes the home available for tours and public events.

The Unrestricted Endowment – Provides interest or dividend income to further the mission of the VIA.

The Welfare Fund Committee – Provides assistance to individuals in our community who are in need of food, shelter, clothing and medical care.  This is done with absolute confidentiality and compassion for those helped.

The Women’s Scholarship Fund – Provides modest financial support for eligible women who seek the education or vocational training necessary to prepare them for the job market.

Contact Information

For more information about The 1895 Society please contact the committee chairman, Jean Upton, at 215-997-6198.

 

 

 

 

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