Ways to Give


Brightspire Foundation (The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc.) supports the interests of our communities (Glenaire, Scotia Village, River Landing at Sandy Ridge, and Capital Towers) by seeking charitable donations. These gifts enhance our programs and the services we provide for senior adults while advancing Brightspire's mission: to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of those we serve.

There are many ways to make a gift to the Foundation, including online giving and legacy giving. You can find more information on the many ways to give below. Tax-deductible gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one. (Our federal tax ID number for The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc., is 58-2004356.)

You may choose to support the Annual Appeal for a specific community. Gifts to the Annual Appeal are used to enhance the lives of residents and meet needs in the communities. You also have the option of supporting endowment funds that provide resident financial assistance. You may also help support a newly created service coordinator position at Capital Towers. This position is dedicated to assisting residents in addressing immediate needs related to therapy, temporary housing, transportation, medical or dental care, nutrition, and wellness.  

We are grateful for your support of Brightspire Foundation and all you do for our communities and residents.

Giving Today

Cash Gifts

Donating directly to the Brightspire Foundation via cash, check, or online is a convenient form of giving and is deductible for federal income tax purposes, assuming deductions are itemized.

Make an online donation by clicking here.

Checks may be made payable to Brightspire Foundation or The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc. and mailed to:

Marisa Ray
Director of Development
Brightspire Foundation 
2109 Sandy Ridge Rd.
Colfax, NC 27235

If your gift is made in honor or memory of a loved one, please provide this information. In addition, if your gift is to benefit a specific community, please note this on the check.

Using your QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) from your IRA

If you are 70½ or older, you may donate as much as $105,000 directly from an IRA to a charity. Follow the links below for information on giving to the community of your choice via your QCD.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may be made by contacting Marisa Ray, Director of Development at (336) 886-6553 ext. 5118 or mray@brightspire.org. Please reach out to our office before making any transfers of stock. Your tax deduction will be determined by the market value on the date of your gift. Gifting appreciated securities to the Foundation may allow you to avoid capital gains tax.

Other Gifts

The Foundation may consider other types of gifts including tangible personal property, in-kind gifts, and gifts of real estate. Please contact our offices to discuss next steps.

Giving for the Future

If you plan to benefit Brightspire Foundation, through a future gift, please notify our office. We would like to invite you to be recognized as a member of our planned giving society or to be included as an anonymous member. There are a variety of ways you can choose to include the Foundation in your planned giving.


You may choose to include the Foundation in your will by naming it as a beneficiary to your estate. A bequest can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate and can be either outright or contingent upon the death of another beneficiary. You may indicate that The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc., is the charitable beneficiary and may want to indicate if you would like your bequest to support a specific community.

Life Insurance

You may wish to make the Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. In order to do this, secure a simple change of beneficiary form from your agent and include The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary.

Retirement Plans

Making The Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc., a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) account is easy. Simply contact your retirement plan administrator to add the Foundation to the beneficiary form and return the form to the administrator.

Other Options

As you work with your professional advisors, you may discover others types of giving that are appealing to you, such as charitable trusts or charitable gift annuities. Contact the Foundation as we would welcome a conversation with you, as you consider your charitable legacy.

Contact Us!

For more information on giving to Brightspire, please contact:

Marisa Ray
Director of Development
2109 Sandy Ridge Rd.
Colfax, NC
Phone: (336) 886-6553, ext. 5118
Email: mray@brightspire.org


Carson Spering
Associate Director of Development
2109 Sandy Ridge Road
Colfax, NC 27235
Phone: (336) 886-6553, ext. 5119

Email: cspering@brightspire.org


Resident Donation Stories

Gratitude is a powerful motivator. So is the concept of a continuum of people whose generosity, over time, makes a community truly remarkable. Through the years, Brightspire and its communities have received estate gifts from residents and supporters who believe in our mission to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of those we serve.

It is our privilege to share some of these stories with you as we celebrate donors who will be remembered for their generosity and desire to enhance the lives of others. Click any of the following stories to read more:

Jan Koontz • Geffert Estate • McGee Estate • Townsend Estate • Whitlock Estate 

Houser Estate •  Ostrom Estate • Carter Estate • Harris Estate • Aitken Estate • Clinton Estate