Asbury Circle of Care
Asbury Place realizes that its residents’ need for financial assistance will continue to rise. The Circle of Care Fund reflects Asbury’s strong commitment to enhancing and enriching the quality of life for members of our communities and addressing this need. Therefore, the Asbury Board of Directors has placed priority on building the Circle of Care Fund in order to continue to provide services to residents who outlive their resources or do not have assistance from their families. This program places heightened focus on Asbury’s mission and ministry, creating new opportunities to minister to senior adults. Together with caregivers, family members, health care professionals, and community and church volunteers, we are providing a “circle of care” for our residents. Participation in this program is strictly confidential. Benevolent care, and the peace of mind it provides, is central to Asbury’s mission.
Gifts to the Asbury Circle of Care Fund are a key to helping fulfill the Asbury Place promise. Asbury is a not-for-profit corporation that does not receive housing subsidies from state or federal governments. At both Asbury Place communities, residents can take an active role in raising funds for Benevolent Care, whether through fundraising initiatives or direct contributions. An annual appeal is held as well as a special Mother’s Day Offering that is promoted throughout districts of the Holston Conference of United Methodist churches in our service area. All gifts made to a specific Asbury community are restricted for the benefit of that community and its residents. Please join our Circle of Care by providing a helping hand with your generous donation.
Your tax-deductible gift can be mailed to:
Asbury Place Circle of Care
911 Epworth Road
Maryville, TN 37804
A Legacy of Compassion & Generosity Lives On
This year we pay special tribute to Edna Bernice Hines for her very generous bequest to Asbury Place. She passed away on April 29, 2015 and was a member of Central United Methodist Church. We are very grateful for the consideration she gave to Asbury Place to help us carry out our mission to Celebrate Life - every day, through every circumstance, with every person, in every way.
Martha Butler Rector - August 14, 1923 - February 11, 2016
With the endowment gift Martha Butler Rector left to Asbury Place Kingsport her legacy of compassion and generosity is sure to live on by aiding the residents of Steadman Hill and Baysmont campuses. Her gift will enable many residents to continue to call Asbury "Home" even when their resources run out and help us to fulfill our mission to enable our residents to celebrate life, every day, through every circumstance, with every person, in every way.
The Board of Directors of Asbury, Inc. are very grateful for the support and guidance Martha provided while serving on the Asbury Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000.
What Do Estate Planning and Shoes Have in Common?
At first glance, you may think Estate Planning and shoes have nothing in common. But consider the following:
Shoes and estate planning can both protect you from unexpected obstacles in your path.
When designing your estate plan, you must consider all of your assets. When you pick shoes, you need to take into account your entire wardrobe.
Your shoes and estate plan must be updated periodically in order to stay in style.
A good fit is important with both.
Asbury provides critical support to each community through funds contributed for benevolent care, capital project and new programs.
Various charitable concepts and options to consider include:
Bequest: The Comfortable Shoe—a common planned gift that provides the donor lifetime control
Refundable Entrance Fee Refund Donation: The Shoes in the Back of Your Closet—provides an immediate tax deduction while not impacting other assets in the estate
Charitable Gift Annuity: The Glass Slipper—provides a fixed income to the donor for life at a high interest rate, while also supporting a charity of the donor’s choice
An experienced estate planning attorney can craft a plan that is tailored to an individual’s needs.
For finding a good pair of shoes—you’re on your own!
For more information on charitable giving to Asbury Place and the Circle of Care, please contact us at 865.238.8300 or email CircleofCare@AsburyPlace.org.