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Ways to give.

Multiple ways to contribute to the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation are listed below. In addition, Planned Giving is a convenient way to make a difference in the lives of the residents of Vinson Hall Retirement Community. If you have questions regarding these ways to contribute, contact us here.

Become a member.

We simply couldn’t achieve our mission without the generosity of our members. To become a member of the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, simply donate $100 or more annually. Please make checks payable to Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, or make a donation by credit card here.

Appreciated stock.

Securities are most often used to support our work in the form of an outright gift. When you donate securities to NMCGRF, you receive the same income tax savings you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer. Learn more about gifts of appreciated stock.

Retirement assets.

If you’re 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to support the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to NMCGRF without having to pay income taxes on the money. Learn more about giving through retirement assets.

Why consider a rollover gift?

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

In-kind vehicle donations.

Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation has partnered with Melwood’s Charity Car Donation Center, a nonprofit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood’s turnkey program supports more than 600 charities across the country. All net proceeds will be donated to NMCGRF.

Donate your used vehicle seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out our online vehicle donation form.

Prefer to speak with a person? Call us at 1-855-527-2232, and one of our friendly operators will assist you.

Vehicle donations made to a charitable not-for-profit organization are tax deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique.

If you have any questions about in-kind giving, please contact Michelle Crone director of philanthropy at NMCGRF, at

Annual membership.

You can become a supporter of NMCGRF and help us achieve our vision to be the leader in creating and delivering innovative solutions so those around us can live life “their way.” NMCGRF’s annual membership follows the calendar year and is at the heart of our philanthropic efforts. Become a member here. To make a donation or learn more, please contact Michelle Crone, Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, at 703-538-3068 or

Below are the levels of membership and the benefits that come with each one:

  • Associate: $100-$149

    Benefits: Free subscription to monthly newsletter, Discounted Gala ticket, Invitation to the annual meeting, and an opportunity to share your donor story

  • Friend: $150-$249

    Benefits: Listed on Foundation website and all the benefits offered at the Associate level

  • One Star: $250-$499

    Benefits: Invitation to annual Star event, your name on annual Partnership Wall, and all the benefits offered at the Friend level

  • Two Star: $500-$999

    Benefits: Membership lapel pin, and all the benefits offered at the One Star level

  • Three Star: $1,000-$2,499

    Benefits: Name in a thank you ad in an Armed Forces magazine and all the benefits at the Two Star level

  • Four Star: $2,500-$4,999

    Benefits: Lunch with Executive Leadership and Board Member and your name on plaque and all the benefits of the Three Star level

  • Five Star: $5,000 and higher

    Benefits: Exclusive evening reception and all the benefits of the Four Star level

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Legacy society: The Guardian Circle.

In 1996, 33 individuals created the first legacy society. By 2008, this group had grown to 51 individuals. Among them was Vera G. Williams, who made a $1 million bequest to the foundation in honor of her late husband, Captain Glendon Dean Williams. This gift became the endowment from which today’s residents still benefit.

Through our newest legacy society, The Guardian Circle, we focus on tomorrow’s VHRC residents. What innovative technology and projects will enrich their lives? What will the archives share about today’s donors? Through the support of planned gifts, there are no limits, just endless opportunities.

To make a donation or learn more, please contact Michelle Crone, Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, at 703-538-3068 or