-Sarah Palin, American Politician, Author, Speaker, and Political Commentator
“I am thankful for groups like yours that spread the message that allows faith to grow within those women who are faced with a pregnancy in less than ideal circumstances. You affirm the value of the child. You remind us that every child has purpose and value and a destiny.”
-Lisa Welchel, Actress who portrayed Blair on Facts of Life;
“I’m really excited about being part of the Vitae Caring Foundation because I understand the power of media. I understand the power of having a message that is strong and clear and powerful. I want to applaud you for your work.”
- Governor Mike Huckabee, Former Presidential Candidate and Host of Fox News Channel’s Huckabee
“Investments in Vitae aren’t just saving a single life, but saving a culture.”
The Secret to the
Success of a
Vitae Media Campaign
is in the Delivery
- Glenn Beck, Radio Personality, Author, and Host of Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck Show
“We are the guardians. If we fail, who will complete this task?
If we fail here, where does the rest of the world run? Answer: nowhere.
Stand up. Get in the race. You can, will and must win.”
-Sean Hannity, Co-host of FOX News Channel’s Hannity’s America
“The Vitae Caring Foundation is at the forefront of where
this movement needs to go and I really applaud you.
You’re changing minds, you’re changing hearts, and the
world is a better place for your vision.”
-Alan Keyes, Former presidential candidate; US Ambassador to the UN Social & Economic Council
“I am glad to speak on behalf of an endeavor that recognizes the truth. If we’re willing to pool our resources, if we’re willing to do the work that is necessary to get the simple messages of truth stated with love to pierce the heart of this society, then we can break the hardening shell of its selfishness and its self-indulgence.”
-Cal Thomas, Nationally syndicated columnist and Author
“I cannot minimize the importance, in a ‘life-unfriendly’ media environment, of getting messages like this, that are positive—that are TRUTHFUL— out to the American people.”
-Laura Ingraham, radio talk show host
“Why can’t we see groups like Vitae on a national level, multiplied by ten?”
-Colonel Oliver North, Combat Decorated U.S. Marine, Author and Correspondent for Fox News
“The masters of media are the people defining the moral value system...that is why what you’re doing [Vitae Caring Foundation] is of such vital importance. You are saving lives.”
-Dave Dravecky, Motivational speaker and former major league pitcher
“I am so grateful for an organization that will hold true and stand firm in the midst of an incredible storm that is trying to destroy the moral fabric of our country... The Vitae Caring Foundation stands up and shouts, with a loud shout, that life is precious. It is a privilege to be a part of what they are doing.”

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Newsletter

Bequests in a Will

Bequests or gifts in a will are the most common types of planned gifts.  They allow a sizable donation without reducing the contributor's assets during his or her lifetime, while possibly helping save estate taxes.


Charitable Gift Annuities

When considering charitable gifts, most individuals think of outright gifts of cash or gifts through a Will or Living Trust. There are other ways as well to make a gift to promote the sanctity of life and retain benefits for yourself or a loved one. Gifting through a Charitable Gift Annuity can be made with cash or appreciated property.

While there are several types of charitable gift annuities, such as single life, or joint and survivor, each pays a fixed amount. Payments may be received quarterly, semiannually, or annually. Your payment amount is established using rates suggested by the American Council on Gift Annuities. The remainder interest of the gift will be used by Vitae to promote a culture that values the lives of future generations. Payments on your gift annuity may begin immediately or be deferred to a later date, such as retirement. This may be a way to help promote the sanctity of life and provide additional cash flow for the retirement years.

You will be entitled to a potential income tax deduction for part of the gift in the year you make your gift. Your taxable estate will be reduced, and any capital gains generally will be recognized over the life of your annuity.

To learn more about meaningful gifts through gift annuities, contact Mark V. Kleene at 573-634-4316 or 800-393-5791 or via email at markk@vitaefoundation.org.

The Vitae Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Vitae Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The purpose of this information is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Neither the author, the publisher, nor this organization is engaged in legal or tax advisory services simply by making this information available. This information may not be used to avoid tax penalties. For advice or assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisors should be obtained. Watch for tax revisions, as these laws are complex and subject to change from time to time. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Charitable Gift Annuities are issued and guaranteed through the National Christian Foundation (NCF). NCF typically reinsures Charitable Gift Annuities. This could benefit Vitae with current proceeds instead of the remainder interest at the annuitant’s death.

You may also need the following information for Attorneys, Accountants and Financial Planners:

Legal Name: Vitae Foundation

Legal Address: 1731 Southridge Drive, Suite D

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Employer Identification Number: 43-1138252


Living Trust Alternative

A Living Trust is a contract that takes effect while you are still living and contains instructions for how all of your assets should be managed upon your incapacity and upon your death.  Unlike a Will, a Living Trust does not require Probate administration and saves on court costs and attorney fees.

The amount saved in court costs and attorney's fees could go to benefit the charities or causes you support.  You can look upon it as a way of supporting the Vitae Foundation without it costing your estate to do so.

Similar to the manner in which you leave a bequest in a Will, you can provide for the Vitae Foundation in your Living Trust.

Regardless of whether you create a Will or Living Trust, you will need the assistance of an attorney.  The Vitae Foundation can provide your attorney with the appropriate language, if necessary.