David & Margaret
Youth and Family Services
1350 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 596-5921
Fax: (909) 596-7583

Office of Development

Giving to David & Margaret

David & Margaret exists today thanks to the generosity of First National Bank president, Henry Kuns. In 1910, he donated the La Verne Hotel,17.5 acres of land, and funds to construct the Whitney Building, which served an orphange for over 40 years.

For over a century, the generosity of hundreds of David & Margaret's friends and community members has allowed us to sustain our mission to empower at-risk youth in their quest to self-sufficiency. Your gift to David & Margaret ensures a transformative experience for our clients today and tomorrow.  
Questions? Feel free to contact us!
Maggie Bohlman, Director of Development
Tel: (909) 596-5921, ext. 3246
Gift of Cash
You can make a gift now by clicking here: Give Now. Or you can mail your check or money order to:


                          David & Margaret Youth and Family Services

                          Development Office

                          1350 Third Street

                          La Verne, CA 91750  
                          Tel: (909) 596-5921, Ext. 3180


A pledge allows you to make your gift in a series of installments, which can be made annually, quarterly, or monthly and may even enable you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible by spreading your gift payments over a period of up to five years.

Recurring Monthly Gift

You can select a level of giving within your monthly budget and have that automatically applied monthly to your credit card.

IRA Retirement Funds

This method allows you to make your gift from your IRA rather that from your income. You can use your IRA as the source for a one-time gift, or even as the means of funding your annual pledge installments.

Gift of Stock

Your stock portfolio is another way of making use of assets instead of income. You should have held the stock for a minimum of one year to avoid any capital gains tax.

Life Insurance Policy

Another means of giving an asset instead of income. You can make a tax-deductible gift of a fully paid-up, whole-life insurance policy with cash value. You must be the owner of the policy and it must be fully paid up, or you can pledge to continue making the premium payments, which will also be tax deductible.

Gifts in Kind

David & Margaret encourages and appreciates gifts-in-kind, such as computer hardware and software, musical instruments, works of art, school supplies, and other materials that the agency would otherwise need to purchase. Through gifts-in-kind, supporters help the David & Margaret strengthen programs and improve facilities to provide the best possible experience to our clients. Unlike contributions of cash or securities, in-kind gifts allow donors to receive the benefit of a charitable contribution without drawing on their cash reserves.

Acceptance Policy

All gifts-in-kind are reviewed, accepted and officially acknowledged. Prior to acceptance, the gift is reviewed to see if it meets agency needs. David & Margaret reserves the right to decline any gift that does not further the agency's goals or involves special maintenance or other conditions the agency would be unable to satisfy.

Appraisal Guidelines

David & Margaret does not provide gift valuation. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations, the donor is responsible for determining the value of an accepted gift. Agency staff are not qualified appraisers, and federal regulations do not permit the agency to give appraisals or estimates of value.

(This summary is based on Internal Revenue Service publications and provides basic guidelines regarding tax deductions for gifts-in-kind. This summary is not intended to serve as a complete account of the requirements or limitations covering tax-deductible gifts. David & Margaret recommends that donors consult their tax advisors when considering gifts-in-kind.)