Endowment Fund

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Endowment Fund

Financial Sustainability & Good Stewardship

VTI has planned for its long-term financial strength by creating an Endowment Fund. This is a permanent and separate fund that provides an annual cash flow to support general administrative costs of VTI. It is a hallmark of financial sustainability and good stewardship. In 2019 this fund was started by a one million dollar commitment over 6 years. VTI’s goal is to reach two million dollars by 2023. This will guarantee the continuation of VTI and its mission:


Nurture respect, dignity and well-being in the lives of older adults living with cognitive decline and their caregivers by  advancing knowledge, values, education and research rooted in the Validation method. 

Investment Policy

Our Investment Policy allows for donations of cash, securities, bonds and other assets. Once your donation is earmarked for the Endowment Fund, it becomes a permanent part of the principle which is never used.  Only the earnings are used, and these have been designated to support general operating expenses.  

Your Donations 

You can contribute to VTI’s long-term financial health now or by making a bequest, through your will, living trust or by naming VTI as the beneficiary of a retirement plan or insurance policy. The tax benefits for donating to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization also extend to estates. 

Please contact Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, Executive Director for more information.