Join Our Legacy of Hope Society

All planned gifts make a lasting impact for women and children facing homelessness and for the work of Bridge of Hope National.  We would be delighted to receive any type of planned gift.  We invite you to view our planned giving brochure and our endowment brochure. Contact Lila Stoeckle at for more information.

Your planned gift to Bridge of Hope National makes you a member of our Legacy of Hope Society.

Meet the Legacy of Hope Society Members

We thank those who have named Bridge of Hope National as a beneficiary in their retirement funds and/or estate planning.
  • R. Lee and Ruth Delp
  • Robert Gotwals*
  • Bill and Dot Hartman
  • James Lapp and Miriam Book
  • Paul and Betty Martin
  • Aquila Mast*
  • David B. Nelson*
  • Kathryn Nelson
  • Bob Neuhauser
  • Cindy and Bob Petersheim
  • Dorothy Pulcher
  • Edgar Stoesz
  • Beth and Jason Trout
  • Glenn and Anne Weaver
  • Ruth and Richard Weaver
  • Justin and Christina Weber
  • Edith Yoder and Garth Scott
  • Terry and Joan Gotwals Yoder
  • Harry Zimmerman

*Donor is deceased and his/her planned gift is making a difference each year for homeless families through the Bridge for Tomorrow Endowment Fund.


Include a gift to Bridge of Hope National in your will or revocable trust. It may be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. Whether it includes stocks, bonds or personal property, your estate receives a charitable donation.


Bridge of Hope National can receive stock donations. When you donate appreciated stock, you may receive significant tax advantages. Bridge of Hope National’s account is set up with Allegheny Financial. If you are considering this type of gift, please call 610-280-0280  for the information needed to make this kind of transfer. Or, contact to request Bridge of Hope National’s DTC and account numbers.

Retirement Plan Assets & Life Insurance Policies

Designate Bridge of Hope National as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or life insurance policy and you can provide an important gift at considerable tax savings.

Life Income Trusts

Receive income for life while making a gift to Bridge of Hope National. This allows you to obtain an income tax deduction, reduce your estate taxes, and protect your financial security.

Bridge of Tomorrow Endowment

All planned giving bequests automatically become a part of Bridge of Hope National’s endowment unless otherwise directed by the donor or board of directors of Bridge of Hope National.

The Planned Gift program is offered in partnership with Chester County Community Foundation in West Chester, PA and Mennonite Foundation (an Affiliate of Everence) nationwide.