Major Gifts

“Give freely the gift that has been given to you.” – Matthew 10:8 


A key component of every development program is major gifts. We know that some Men or Women of Malvern have been more financially blessed than others. We also know that many people would be open to making a major gift to Malvern if they are personally asked to do so. At Malvern we are confident we can show a prospective major gift donor how his or her gift to Malvern can make a difference in changing peoples lives for the better. If you know someone who is capable of making a major gift to Malvern, call Michael Norton at 484-321-2539 or click here to e-mail him.

Matching Gifts

The Malvern Retreat House is a non-profit charity and, as such, is eligible to receive matching gift funds. If your company has a matching gift program, would you please consider making a matching gift? It’s a simple process. Simply complete and send in to the Development Office at Malvern a copy of the matching gift form from your company alongwith your check. The Development office will acknowledge receipt of your gift by completing your matching gift form. This is a unique way for you to double your gift to Malvern Retreat House, helping us to enhance our mission for the future.
For details, call Michael Norton at 484-321-2539 or click here to e-mail him.

Remembering Malvern in Your Will

A bequest to Malvern Retreat House is a noble and lasting gift. The Good Shepherd Club has been established to memorialize members and spouses who have included the Malvern Retreat House in their Will or estate plan. They have chosen to say “thank you” for a lifetime of spiritual gifts received at the feet of Christ in the hills of Malvern Retreat House. Good Shepherd Club names are engraved on a plaque in Lower McShain Hall. Special Malvern Good Shepherd membership pins are sent to all who include Malvern in their Will. Over 175 members have chosen to do so and we are grateful.
For details, call Michael Norton at 484-321-2539 or click here to e-mail him.

Gifts of Stock

Malvern Retreat House has set-up a brokerage account to accept gifts of stock. Members with securities may carefully consider the tax advantage of gifting stock to Malvern Retreat House. One can deduct the fully appreciated amount of the gift and avoid paying for capital gains by giving shares to Malvern Retreat House or any charitable organization. Malvern Retreat House receives the full value of the appreciated securities. For details, call Michael Norton at 484-321-2539 or click here to e-mail him.

Other Planned Gifts

There are many ways to contribute to Malvern Retreat House and support its mission for the future. In addition to cash, checks, securities, bequests, gifts of personal property, or real estate, insurance policies can be changed to make Malvern a beneficiary. Charitable Remainder Trusts, Lead Trusts and annuities are among the many financial instruments that can be used in a way that is advantageous for the donor as well as the charity. We recommend you see your financial consultant or planner to explore the opportunities that making a planned gift might offer you.
For details, call Michael Norton at 484-321-2539 or click here to e-mail him. You may also contact Edie Petillo at 484-321-2544 or click here to e-mail her.