Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Grand Rapids First, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Grand Rapids First for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Sarah decided to make a gift to Grand Rapids First in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Grand Rapids First thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Older couple smiling

Next Steps

  1. Contact Doug Tuttle at 616-988-2431 or dougt@grfirst.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Grand Rapids First.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Grand Rapids First through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Grand Rapids First Assembly of God
Address: 2100 44th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.