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Enhancing the Health and Welfare

of Central Bucks County and Surrounding Communities

Planned Giving

Giving can be anything from annual or regular donations to causes you support all the way to major gifts and bequests. Planned Giving is generally part of your estate planning or will.  This page explains why and how to continue your legacy by supporting the Village Improvement Association’s continuing mission to enhance the health and welfare of our families and communities.

The VIA’s 1895 Society encourages and acknowledges contributions to the VIA and all VIA committees. These gifts initiate or support programs now and in the future that enhance the quality of life in our community or offset expenses or continuing costs of the organization.

How to Contribute?

Donations to the VIA are accepted in any amount in any of the following ways:

  • Gifts in the form of cash or check
  • Legacy or bequest through a will or estate plan
  • Gifts of life insurance, retirement fund proceeds or other assets

Donations can be made to the VIA for use as needed or directed to one of its mission-driven funds including Welfare, Women’s Scholarships, the James-Lorah Memorial Home, Community Response, the Veterans’ Committee, or to one of our many special campaigns. Donations are also accepted in honor of or in memory of a VIA member or non-member.

Donation Recognition

All donations to the VIA are recognized either in the VIA’s Annual Giving Report or with membership in the Legacy League.

Questions? For more information about the 1895 Society or Planned Giving please contact us at Donate@VIA-Doylestown.org.

Why I Donate . . .

“What is your Legacy? As a past-president of the Village Improvement Association, it is an honor to represent our organization and the amazing women who comprise it. It is with great pride that I recall the history of how the VIA was founded and the strong women who have continued the mission for the past 125 years. Today, we proudly carry that banner forward. The efforts of the VIA on behalf of our fellow residents have resulted in making the Doylestown area and Central Bucks County a strong, more vibrant and healthier place to live. We have supported the needy, encouraged educational goals, lifted veterans, and championed numerous community projects. We have done all of this while providing governance for the award-winning, state-of-the-art Doylestown Health System that we founded in 1923 and which continues to make us proud today.

My hope is that the VIA will continue to provide service to the community well into the future. As part of my legacy, along with the countless women who preceded me, I have personally committed my time, energy, financial support, and estate planning to help ensure that the legacy continues.

I invite you to become a building block for the organization’s future as well.  We started the Legacy Campaign in our 125th anniversary year. The Legacy League brochure lists numerous ways that you can ensure the future of this remarkable organization through
financial gifts now – or as part of your estate. Please take a moment to reflect on what the Village Improvement Association’s mission and rich history mean to you. Then, consider one of the suggestions in the brochure and make it part of your legacy.

Those who choose to include the VIA in their estate planning will become members of the VIA Legacy League. If you would like additional information, please see our website or email Donate@VIA-doylestown.org. 

Thank you for all you do to keep the VIA vital and to advance its mission in our community.”

Joyce A. Hanson
Past President, Village Improvement Association of Doylestown