Join Our Legacy of Hope Society

Your investment is an act of neighboring and faith. Please consider sharing your faith beyond your lifetime by including Bridge of Hope in your estate plans, which makes you a member of our Legacy of Hope Society. By saying “yes!” and including Bridge of Hope in your will, as a beneficiary for a percentage of retirement funds, with a charitable trust, or another legacy tool, you can bring hope and make all the difference for mothers and children facing homelessness.

Contact Lila Stoeckle ( or Edith Yoder ( to learn more about how you can leave a legacy of hope.

Legal Name:  Bridge of Hope Inc.
Legal Address:  PO Box 304, Exton, PA  19341
EIN: 81-0555073

Your planned gift to Bridge of Hope National makes you a member of our Legacy of Hope Society.

Meet the Legacy of Hope Society Members

We thank those who have named Bridge of Hope National as a beneficiary in their retirement funds and/or estate planning.
  • Anonymous donor
  • R. Lee and Ruth Delp
  • Dana Felder
  • Robert Gotwals*
  • Bill and Dot Hartman
  • James Lapp and Miriam Book
  • Dot and Andy Leatherman
  • Doug and Crystal Martin
  • Paul and Betty Martin
  • Aquila Mast*
  • David B. Nelson*
  • Kathryn Nelson
  • Bob Neuhauser
  • Phil Olson Legacy Fund*
  • Cindy and Bob Petersheim
  • Dorothy Pulcher
  • Edgar Stoesz
  • Beth and Jason Trout
  • Glenn and Anne Weaver
  • Ruth and Richard Weaver
  • Justin and Christina Weber
  • Linda Witmer
  • Edith Yoder and Garth Scott
  • Terry and Joan Gotwals Yoder
  • Harry Zimmerman
  • Karene and Mark Zimmerman

*Donor is deceased and his/her planned gift is making a difference each year for homeless families through the Bridge for Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Testimonial of One Legacy of Hope Couple

Andy and Dot Leatherman are part of the Legacy of Hope Society at Bridge of Hope.  And here’s why:

            “We saw the beginning of Bridge of Hope. The date?  August 10, 1986. The place?  Sandy Hill Mennonite Church.  After a challenging spirit-led sermon exhorting us to face the ruins that life can bring to many of us head on, a vision of meeting the needs of homeless women and children was born.  From that date on, the vision grew, and grew, and grew.  We are utterly astounded at God’s ability to take a small seed and grow it to a big tree of blessing.  It is this work of God where we wish to leave a portion of our money after we die.  It is a worthy place for others to join in this legacy.  We say, and continue to say . . . Yes!” 

We invite you, along with Andy and Dot, to ensure that this “big tree of blessing” stays healthy and strong, and continues to grow – so that those whose lives have felt like “ruins” are transformed for generations to come.


Include a gift to Bridge of Hope National in your will or revocable trust. It may be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. Whether it includes stocks, bonds or personal property, your estate receives a charitable donation.

Retirement Plan Assets & Life Insurance Policies

Designate Bridge of Hope National as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or life insurance policy and you can provide an important gift at considerable tax savings.

Life Income Trusts

Receive income for life while making a gift to Bridge of Hope National. This allows you to obtain an income tax deduction, reduce your estate taxes, and protect your financial security.

Bridge of Tomorrow Endowment

All planned giving bequests over $5,000 automatically become a part of Bridge of Hope National’s endowment unless otherwise directed by the donor or board of directors of Bridge of Hope National.