Helping America's most vulnerable

Leave a Legacy

Making a Lasting Difference Today

The Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society gives you the opportunity to make a transformational gift today while maintaining your assets.  Your gift will make an impact for years to come.

Your planned gift will provide stable funding for the future of Volunteers of America.  It will ensure that Volunteers of America can continue to meet the ever-changing needs of society. Your legacy gift can be designated to be used at the President’s discretion for our greatest needs.

Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society

Named after our founders, 19th century social reformers, Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society, recognizes individuals who have made the decision to leave a bequest or other manner of planned gift for the benefit of those served by Volunteers of America.

It offers a way to support the most vulnerable in Colorado through the many services provided by Volunteers of America.

Your Impact on on the Future 

The Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society will preserve and strengthen Volunteers of America in its mission.Through your gift to the Ballington and Maud Booth Legacy Society, we can create an important source of funding.Many lives have been touched through the vision of Legacy Society members.Their legacy can be felt today throughout Volunteers of America.By planning their charitable giving, they have helped restore hope and promise for the future. Your gift will make the same impact for years to come.

Like these visionaries, you can also impact the lives of those less fortunate. Please consider including Volunteers of America in your gift planning. You will help change lives and restore hope for future generations.

  • Harvey Olmstead

    Business man, Harvey Olmstead, died more than a decade ago. To help the less fortunate, he bequeathed buildings he owned to Volunteers of America through a charitable remainder annuity trust. Today he helps feed, shelter and inspire the homeless. His buildings house the Mission, a day shelter and kitchen for the needy, Bannock Youth Center, a center guiding homeless youth toward financial responsibility and stable housing, and the new Veteran Service Center, a one-stop-shop for veteran families to find service and help. Without Mr. Olmstead’s foresight, we would not have had the means to help as many people as we do today.

  • Jerry McCowan

    Jerry McCowan, a retired engineer and Legacy Society member, devotes two days per week to delivering Meals on Wheels. He goes out of his way to help the seniors on his routes, driving them to the doctor and running other important errands. His concern for them does not stop there. He contributes regularly to make sure the program is supported. And he has made certain his gifts will continue. In his will, he has established the Jerry M. McCowan Fund to provide meals to the frail elderly for years to come.

  • Doris Ferguson

    Doris Ferguson lives on by ensuring that the elderly in Aurora, Colorado are receiving daily nutrition while living independently. Ferguson's gift continues to make it possible for seniors in her community receive meals on wheels. Without Meals on Wheels, many home-bound seniors in Aurora would not eat and may not see any visitors for weeks at a time. This gift means that seniors in Aurora receive the nutrients they need and see at least one smiling face at their door each week, their Meals on Wheels volunteers.

We welcome your questions and support. Please contact Joan Blick, Major and Planned Giving Manager, at
Phone: (720) 264-3329