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Create a Legacy Through Planned Giving

Including NOVA in your estate plan means creating a legacy that supports crime victims and creates a safer Bucks County now and into the future, while providing tax and other financial benefits to you and your heirs.

With a planned gift, you combine your passion for NOVA’s mission with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit NOVA after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you support NOVA and care for those you love.

Please consult your attorney or financial planner for advice on the best way to meet your charitable and financial goals. The following information is for general guidance only.


A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to NOVA as part of your estate plan.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You can make a gift to NOVA using cash, securities and possibly other assets. In return, you would become eligible to take a partial tax deduction for your donation, plus you would receive a fixed stream of income (set amount or fixed percentage) from NOVA for the remainder of your life.

Life Insurance

You may give a gift to NOVA of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed or name NOVA as a beneficiary on a new or existing policy.

Retirement Assets

You may choose to designate NOVA as the beneficiary of a qualified pension, IRA, Keogh, or employee stock option plan, giving you the opportunity to make a large future gift while reducing your taxable estate.

Charitable Lead Trust

With a Charitable Lead Trust, you can transfer your cash or property to a trust that makes payments to NOVA for a period of time. At the end of the designated time period, the assets used to fund the trust are returned to you or your designees.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust offers a way for you to make a future gift to NOVA, after first providing income for yourself and/or others you name. Ask your financial planner if this gift type is right for you and your plans.

We ask that you kindly notify NOVA of any planned gift by contacting Angela M. McGettigan, Director of Community Relations and Development at 215-343-6543 ext. 6601 or by email at It is important that you notify NOVA so that your gift can be properly acknowledged. Any other questions regarding planned gifts can be directed to the Univest Foundation at 1-877-723-5571.

Please consult your financial planner or tax advisor to assist you in evaluating the tax advantages available to you when making a planned gift.


Please contact Angela M. McGettigan, Director of Community Relations and Development at 215-343-6543 ext. 6601 or by email at

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a 501(c)(3) organization. The official registration and financial information for Network of Victim of Assistance may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999 within Pennsylvania. Registration does not imply endorsement. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All donations to NOVA support our mission and are unrestricted unless otherwise designated by the donor. NOVA’s tax ID is 23-7438387.