Your gift to VPI will have an enduring impact right here in our local community. For more than 60 years, VPI has been assisting those with disabilities and disadvantages in achieving their goals, reaching optimal levels of independence, and fostering dignity and self worth. 

VPI donors extend their values and VPI’s mission work beyond their own lifetimes by gifting some of the assets they have accumulated to VPI’s permanent endowment fund. Donors can direct their gifts to support the overall work of VPI (which allows management to determine where funds are needed most) or designate them to support an area of major focus that will remain integral to VPI and the clients VPI serves for future generations.  

Giving annually increases the size of the fund and enables clients to receive the services they need the most. Removing a client’s financial barrier allows them to have access to diverse programs and activities that meet their needs. You help guarantee that VPI clients, regardless of their circumstances or VPI’s current business climate, can benefit from VPI’s supportive and successful programs. Consider what we can achieve together! 


Why are financial donations needed?

While VPI is fortunate to collaborate with community organizations and funding partners, the bulk of the rehabilitation services program costs are funded by VPI packaging profits to ensure sustainability 

We advocate for, train, and support people with disabilities, so they can achieve their highest levels of independence. Your contribution adds up to a secure future for >2,700 individuals in need every year! 

An endowment fund will: 

  • Fund both new and sustain existing rehabilitation services programs 
  • Protect against unanticipated operating expenses or unforeseen economic downturns  

We need your help! Together, we will protect VPI’s future and continue to serve those with disabilities and disadvantages. Consider the impact of YOUR GIFT! Every gift makes a difference!


Endowment Fund Benefits  

Depending on the type of gift and specific arrangements, donors to the VPI endowment fund can expect some or all of these benefits: 

  • Leave a legacy with a lasting impact to foster dignity and worth and benefit those with disabilities and disadvantages to achieve their optimal levels of independence beyond your life time 
  • Income tax savings through a tax deduction for the value of the charitable gift 
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax by contributing certain kinds of property that have increased in value over time 
  • Elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passed to VPI upon the donor’s death 
  • Reduced estate settlement costs 

VPI Legacy    

No gift is too large or too small. All donors are recognized and appreciated with a variety of recognition opportunities and forms of appreciation. Donors who have made a gift of $1,000 and greater to the VPI endowment fund are recognized for their generosity and join the VPI Legacy. Becoming a member of the VPI Legacy requires a commitment to add to the VPI Endowment Fund at this level or greaterVPI Legacy members are recognized on the VPI Legacy Wall at the organization’s headquarters in Appleton, WI and receive other forms of appreciation for their contributions.

These gifts of lasting impact will extend a donor’s values and VPI’s mission work beyond our life times.
Planned or immediate giving opportunities to qualify for VPI Legacy membership include: 

Make an immediate donation and take a charitable deduction as provided by law. 

Individual Retirement Accounts 

Name Valley Packaging Industries as a beneficiary. 

Include VPI in a will and reduce estate taxes. Fixed amounts, specific assets or percentages of the estate may be specified. Another option is to name Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. as the recipient of the remainder of an estate, after all other expenses and specified contributions.  

Gifts of Stock and other Appreciated Assets
Contribute gifts of stock, real estate or personal property to Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. and receive a charitable deduction equal to the current value of the assets without capital gains tax.

Existing Life Insurance
Purchase a life insurance policy that names Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. as the beneficiary, and take a charitable deduction equal to the premium amount. Several plans are available in which a new policy can be fully paid in a period of five to seven years.

Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust and you receive an immediate, federal income tax deduction for the present value of the assets expected to pass to charity, plus a lifetime payment stream. 

VPI welcomes the opportunity to confidentially discuss one or more of these options with you. For more information, please contact us at (920) 749-5859.