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At Belleville Mennonite School, your giving is vital to the success of our mission. In addition to direct giving, you can also support us through planned giving, our fundraisers and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. Your gift, of any size, is very important to us!


October is Pastor Appreciation Month!  Belleville Mennonite School is so appreciative of the leaders in our churches.  Please keep them in your prayers and remember to honor them in a special way during the month of October!  Check out this guide from Focus on the Family that will give you ideas on how to recognize and affirm your past. 



Learn how the Everence MyNeighbor credit card can provide 1.5% to Belleville Mennonite School! 
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BMS has partnered with Everence* to provide charitable services to help you explore a variety of planned giving options. Through gift planning, you can provide future support for BMS, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits, and even income for life.
 

For more information, contact BMS Development Director, Valerie Reed at reedvj@bmsprek12.org or by calling 717.935.2184. You may also contact Nikki Shingle, Everence Regional Director, at nikki.shingle@everence.com or by calling (855) 383-7362.  

Bequests
Through a bequest plan, you can designate BMS as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument. Learn more.

Charitable Gift Annuities
A gift annuity is a great way to help BMS while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life.** Learn more.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable remainder trust is an ideal way to turn your assets (like real estate and securities) into a charitable gift without losing much of your gain to taxes – and support BMS at the same time. Learn more.

IRAs and Tax-deferred Accounts
If you have a tax-deferred account, such as a traditional IRA (individual retirement account), you can donate it to charity upon your death and avoid paying substantial taxes that would be due. Learn more.

Farm Commodities
Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to BMS, while also reducing taxes. Learn more.

Gifts of Stock
You can turn your investments into cash without losing a large portion of your gains to taxes, by donating all or a portion of your stock to BMS. Learn more.

Gifts of Real Estate
Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land. Learn more.

Life Insurance
Life insurance is a practical and affordable way to donate more than you may have thought possible. Learn more.

*Everence charitable services are administered by Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence) and Everence Trust Company.
**Gift annuity payments are dependent on the financial ability of the issuing entity to pay.
This information should be used only for preliminary guidance. Donors should consult their financial advisors, attorneys and accountants.

 

 

“A part of the MCS Bank mission is to invest our resources in ways that positively impact our community.  One way we fulfill this mission is by supporting local families and their children who seek a Christian-based education at Belleville Mennonite School.  The EITC program enables us to provide a larger contribution to the school’s scholarship fund than would otherwise be possible.”

- Mr. Terry Foster
Executive Vice President/CEO
MCS Bank