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  • Gift Planning - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    insurance policies which are no longer needed for their original purposes Life insurance policies can be given to Pendle Hill and an income tax deduction can be taken for the cash surrender value If you irrevocably make Pendle Hill the beneficiary of a new or existing life policy the annual premiums may also be tax deductible An outright gift of real estate or other property A tax deduction for the fair market value of the property is permitted up to 30 of AGI and you will avoid the capital gains tax Gifts that pay you income You can receive a lifetime income in addition to various tax benefits from making a gift to one of our life income plans On the death of the income beneficiary you and or another person Pendle Hill will have use of the funds to further its programs and research Life income plans include A Charitable Gift Annuity In exchange for a gift of cash or securities we will agree to pay you a guaranteed fixed annual income for your lifetime This income may start now or at a later date such as retirement The rate of the annuity is based on the ages of the annuitants you or another person You will incur no immediate capital gain on the transfer of appreciated securities and part of your annuity payment will be tax free This program is administered by Friends Fiduciary Corporation A Charitable Remainder Trust We are happy to work with you and your financial advisors to create an individual income arrangement which suits your unique circumstances For example you may choose a fixed or fluctuating payment the rate of income and many other features to suit your particular needs You will incur no capital gain tax on the initial transfer of long term appreciated securities or real estate into the trust Creative combinations of the above gifts For instance life income gifts may be established through your will or living trust giving you the flexibility to change your mind during your lifetime and yet providing a substantial charitable estate tax deduction for taxable estates Pendle Hill has been in my will for quite some time In addition I decided that a Charitable Gift Annuity would meet my need for income while leaving Pendle Hill the remaining principal at my death Louise Hamel Gifts that protect your assets A gift of a personal residence or farm with a retained life estate It is possible to transfer ownership of your personal residence or farm to Pendle Hill while retaining the use of the property during your lifetime You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the appraised value of the property A Charitable Lead Trust You may contribute appreciating assets to a Charitable Lead Trust and have fixed annual gifts made to Pendle Hill for a period of time When the trust terminates the remaining principal is paid to your heirs The income payments to us reduce or eliminate the transfer taxes

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  • Ways to Give - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    allow you to give smaller amounts each month that add up to the total annual gift Interested Click to read more about recurring cash gifts Gifts of Stock To make a stock gift Our broker Richard Massaux of Wells Fargo Advisors can be reached at 215 564 8856 Wells Fargo will contact our office when the stock transfer is completed Due to privacy laws many brokerage firms will not release the name of the donor who initiated the transfer Therefore in order to properly credit your donation please contact Anne Harper Director of Advancement at 610 566 4507 ext 151 indicating the name of the stock as well as the number of shares Honorary and Memorial Gifts Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of others To make an honorary donation online please select in honor or in memory on the form To make an honorary donation by mail please include a check with your note or indicate on the response card whether the gift is honorary or memorial the name of the person being recognized and instructions for notifying the honoree or family members Gifts should be mailed to Pendle Hill Development 338 Plush Mill Road Wallingford PA 19086 610 566 4507 ext 151 Bequest and Life Income Gifts You can secure Pendle Hill s future with a deferred gift You may do so by including Pendle Hill in your will or you may conside a deferred gift that includes life income for you and or a loved one Click for our Gift Planning page or contact Anne Harper Director of Advancement 610 566 4507 ext 151 In addition many types of assets can be gifted to Pendle Hill including Real Estate property retirement funds life insurance stocks and other types of assets For more information visit

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  • Your Support Matters - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Vision Mission History Community Life Worship Board Staff Employment Campus Tours Forms Downloads Your gift really matters Make a difference today Amy Hunter makes a monthly gift to Pendle Hill through electronic funds transfer As Amy explains I am an Episcopalian who has been involved with Pendle Hill for over fifteen years now I have taken several courses on arts particularly poetry and writing and spiritual formation Pendle Hill has become an important support and nourishment for my spiritual life as a poet writer and Christian educator The opportunities to learn to be on retreat and in community and to worship draw me back again and again I give to Pendle Hill both annually and monthly as a way of supporting the work of God s reign I give monthly not so much out of convenience but because it mirrors my monthly giving to my parish The work of community goes on year round and monthly support reflects that reality As a staff person in a church I know the importance of regular giving for ongoing ministry Pendle Hill has deepened my faith over the years and I am grateful to be able to support the unique work that it does Amy Hunter Poet Associate for Adult Christian Formation All Saints Episcopal Church Chelmsford MA Read more Pendle Hill stories Support Pendle Hill Annual Fund Gift Planning Ways to Give Your Support Matters Volunteer Opportunities Pendle Hill Stories Contribute Online Or contact the Development Office to learn more about supporting Pendle Hill 610 566 4507 ext 132 development pendlehill org Share Most of our wonderful lectures and presentations are streamed live over the Internet We also record them for those who are unable to watch the live session To view upcoming live stream and past recorded events on your computer

    Original URL path: http://www.pendlehill.org/support/your-support-matters/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Volunteer - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Gift Planning Ways to Give Your Support Matters Volunteer Opportunities Pendle Hill Stories EXPLORE our Quaker retreat conference center Pendle Hill is a study retreat and conference center located on 23 tranquil acres in the heart of a Quaker community near Philadelphia Pennsylvania News Notes Vision Mission History Community Life Worship Board Staff Employment Campus Tours Forms Downloads Volunteer at Pendle Hill Join our volunteer team Volunteering is a great way to be a part of the Pendle Hill community and it doesn t have to be a big time commitment We are looking for volunteers for a variety of projects and tasks Like gardening Try Wednesdays in the Organic Garden with morning and afternoon sessions available The kitchen would welcome volunteers to help with breakfast set ups and we have opportunities for some sewing and interior décor projects Contact Martie McBreen Volunteer Program Coordinator at mmcbreen pendlehill org to learn more about our volunteer program and fill out an application We welcome volunteers of all ages and of all abilities and interests Support Pendle Hill Annual Fund Gift Planning Ways to Give Your Support Matters Volunteer Opportunities Pendle Hill Stories Contact Us Thank you for your interest in Pendle Hill How may we help you 610 566 4507 or 800 742 3150 info pendlehill org Share Most of our wonderful lectures and presentations are streamed live over the Internet We also record them for those who are unable to watch the live session To view upcoming live stream and past recorded events on your computer tablet or smartphone click on the button below Our Latest Articles What does it mean to live with Integrity Pendle Hill Rewind February 1962 Welcome Susan Chast Pendle Hill s new Artist in Residence January 2016 E newsletter Featured Events Conversations with Land deep

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  • Testimonials - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    slipped under doors scribbled in guest books or communicated through other channels such as the above to an appreciative Pendle Hill community Pendle Hill provided a loving and supportive community where I as a young person was able to take time out from professional pursuits and focus on deeper issues In many respects I came to Pendle Hill a boy and left a man One vivid memory was having lunch outside at the edge of an abandoned ornamental pool behind the Main house The surface of the water was covered by dozens of brown frogs making chuckling sounds and swimming about The significance of this eluded me at the time but I have spent the last 15 years studying frog communication Mac Given former Board Member PH alumnus Two years ago I arrived at Pendle Hill for a weekend workshop called Introduction to Quakerism To my dismay at first I had the wrong weekend I stayed for the night as a sojourner and decided to make my own weekend by asking questions of everyone there What a wonderful time I had At meals and in between people staff and others were most happy to talk with me about everything from Quaker Values to their own experiences as Quakers Within a day I felt myself part of a new family everyone was that welcoming In between I explored everything and spend time in the library learning more I had the most wonderful time My own introductory weekend was unforgettable Since then I have renewed connections with my Quaker prep school When I was there Quakerism didn t do outreach and other than weekly Meeting there was no instruction formal or informal on Quakerism itself just example but not explicit I ve learned that now the school has regular instruction and explicit guidance on the implementation of Quaker Values and other Quaker involvements They even have a Quaker in Residence I ve done more reading and tried to continue the peace and joy I felt at Pendle Hill at home and in the other areas where I m involved I keep hoping to get back there can t believe it s been so long Martha MacDermott Weekend Workshop 2010 I came as a student remained as housekeeper Taught journaling and led occasional workshops With Fran Taber established the Spring House as a private retreat space Married the Dean Dyck Vermilye under the beech tree Obviously a significant few years in my life Avis Crowe Vermilye married at Pendle Hill in 1984 The Trees of Pendle Hill An Anthem Redbud redwood raisin fringe Cedar cypress styrax quince Locust linden holly larch Hawthorne hemlock hornbeam ash Olive orange pecan beech Dogwood sourwood shadbush birch Cherry chestnut varnish tree Willow walnut corktree bee Apple maple princess pine Coffee spruce oak ginkgo elm Arborvitae tulip tree Japanese pagoda tree Tree of heaven sapphire berry Japanese stewartia Butternut goldenchain Douglas fir Hickory mulberry juniper Sassafras sycamore cottonwood Silverbell witchhazel yellowwood Catalpa katsura crabapple plum Magnolia parrotia zelkova

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  • Explore - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    on 23 wooded acres in the heart of a Quaker community Pendle Hill offers a relaxing world apart yet is easy to reach by car plane bus and train Pendle Hill welcomes everyone for spirit led learning retreat and community Pendle Hill offers gifted teachers extraordinary hospitality and a lovely natural setting Many people who come here find their lives changed Our vision to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives is moved forward in classes worship presentations and remarkable conversations People leave Pendle Hill with new insights and inspiration They leave with heartfelt awareness that this deeply rooted community is a place they can return to again and again Come visit Walk our woodchip perimeter path and explore our miniature ecosystems of forest and lawn meadow and vegetable garden Join us for worship or a meal Come for a First Monday presentation Listen and dialogue with engaging speakers the first Monday of every month year round Come for a workshop or course Gain new awareness and make rewarding new connections While you re here Create in our art studio Read in our library Play our grand piano The change you want starts with a commitment to show up The place program and people at Pendle Hill create a unique environment where transformation begins and grows Discover what we offer you We look forward to welcoming you soon Travel directions to Pendle Hill Explore News Notes Vision Mission History Community Life Worship Board Staff Employment Campus Tours Forms Downloads Contact Us Thank you for your interest in Pendle Hill How may we help you 610 566 4507 or 800 742 3150 info pendlehill org Share Most of our wonderful lectures and presentations are streamed live over the Internet We also record them for those who are unable

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  • News - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Community Life Worship Board Staff Employment Campus Tours Forms Downloads Pendle Hill selected for 2016 Living Building Challenge January 2016 Pendle Hill has been selected by a group of regional architects as the location for their 2016 project to design a building that meets the Living Building Challenge We are thrilled Living Buildings must return more energy to the grid than they use meaning that the building they design for us will exceed net zero standards for energy use In one year from now such a building will have been designed for the space where Cadbury Court currently exists on our campus We were chosen due to our adherence with the collaborative s deep green design philosophies and our commitment to a transparent and educational design process The project includes a year long participatory design schedule intended to show that Living Buildings are achievable regionally sensibly cost effectively and through community engagement Our year ahead then will include a series of public conceptual design charrettes and feasibility workshops focused on the project design Our community has begun conversations to imagine and name our needs and wants for such a space and we are excited to be joined throughout 2016 by designers students builders building managers architects artists and people throughout the region with passion for sustainable design Thank you to the Philadelphia Living Building Challenge Collaborative for choosing Pendle Hill Please stay tuned later in the year to see the designs as they emerge Jen Karsten Executive Director Explore News Notes Vision Mission History Community Life Worship Board Staff Employment Campus Tours Forms Downloads Share Most of our wonderful lectures and presentations are streamed live over the Internet We also record them for those who are unable to watch the live session To view upcoming live stream and past recorded

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  • Vision, Mission & History - Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pendle Hill community and the influence that it seeks to exert in the larger world are peace truth speaking and integrity equality simplicity and reaching out to that of God in every one Further Pendle Hill seeks to uphold the following Education Learning at Pendle Hill is both experiential and intellectual rooted in the principles of The Religious Society of Friends Such learning includes dialogue personal study and contemplation collaborative exploration openness to divine leadings and interaction with the natural environment Sustainability Pendle Hill seeks to be a living nourishing model of sustainability in a spiritual community We work to experience and support a way of living that is environmentally socially and fiscally sustainable Social Action and Justice At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests God s love for everyone We work to be inclusive respectful and supportive of all people We strive courageously for peace and justice Who Are We Pendle Hill was established in 1930 as a Quaker study center designed to prepare its adult students for service both in the Religious Society of Friends and in the world The founders envisioned a new Quaker School of Social and Religious Education which would be a vital center of spiritual culture and a place for training leaders Rufus Jones Preliminary Announcement 1929 An ideal location for the new school was found in Wallingford Pennsylvania a dozen miles from Philadelphia easy to reach by train and near Swarthmore College Pendle Hill was meant to be different from existing Quaker schools or colleges which were mainly academic Its mission was both educational and religious Pendle Hill was to be a school rooted in Quaker community life where students and staff would live according to Quaker principles and practices and where learning would

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