Support BMS


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!  Click here for an option to give online. 

“We are thrilled to take advantage of the opportunity that the state provided where our modest donation to the Belleville Mennonite School was made into a substantial donation with the available tax break. This was a great opportunity for us to support quality local education and Christian values!”
- Ed Lerch, owner

Nancy and Ed Lerch (left), owners of Lerch RV, are pictured with their daughter and CFO, Stef Reeder.  As strong supporters of EITC at BMS, they also show tremendous support to the local community and economy.  Read about their success by clicking here.

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 Valerie Reed at or 717.935.2184. You may also contact Dan Bisbee at or (855) 383-7362.

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.