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Interfaith Foundation
Providing Resources & Financial Support

The Interfaith Foundation is a 501C-3 nonprofit corporation created by Interfaith Emergency Services to provide additional resources and financial support for the mission of Interfaith. The Interfaith Foundation is operated by its own Board of Directors and Executive Director with a singular focus of helping Interfaith Emergency Services in its service and care of the most needy families and individuals within our community.

Meet our Board of Directors

Carol Alvey, President

PR Officer for Daniel Hightower Law Firm

Bill Futch

R William Futch, Attorney at Law

Mary Lou James

SWP Group LLC, Financial Advisor

Susan Lightbody

Morgan Stanley, Certified Financial Planner and VP Wealth Manager

Bob Little


John Meffert

Merrill Lynch, VP/Financial Advisor

Rich Mutarelli, Jr

Schatt Hesser McGraw Law Firm, Attorney at Law

Mark O’Connell

Virtual Realty Enterprises LLC

Sandy Sanders


Karla Grimsley

Executive Director

We Invite You!

We invite you to learn more about Interfaith and how you can help us provide the foundation for a promising tomorrow. If you would like to set up a meeting or take a tour of Interfaith to learn more about the organization, please contact Karla Grimsley, Executive Director at 352-209-7045.

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Ways to Give

Supporting Interfaith Emergency Services comes with a variety of options. Gifts can provide support for not only current financial demands to keep the needs of the community met, but also fund future needs that are not yet seen. All gifts are used to support Interfaith in their mission to help the less fortunate in Marion County – giving hope to those that need it most.

The following are some of the ways you can support the Interfaith Foundation:

Immediate Gifts – The Interfaith Foundation can accept immediate gifts from a donor of cash, appreciated stock, and in some cases real property. To mail a check to the Interfaith Foundation, please make it payable to the “Interfaith Foundation” and send to PO Box 992, Ocala, FL 34478.  Others gifts can be accepted by contacting Karla Grimsley at (352) 209-7045.


A Gift in Your Will – A donor can provide a gift to the Interfaith Foundation through their will or living trust. Known as a charitable bequest this type of gift can offer the donor the benefits of simplicity, flexibility, and possible tax relief. The charitable bequest can be made through a current will or revocable living trust. The donor has the flexibility of making the gift as a percentage of their estate or as a specific bequest for a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.


Charitable Gift Annuity – A charitable gift annuity is an arrangement whereby you transfer cash or other property to a qualified charity in exchange for a commitment by the charity to pay you a specified amount (an “annuity”) each year for a specified term or for the rest of your life.

Charitable Remainder Trust – A special tax-exempt irrevocable trust arrangement written to comply with federal tax laws and regulations. You transfer cash or other assets (especially appreciated assets) to the trust and may receive income for life or, if you choose, a certain term of years.

Charitable IRA Rollover – Individuals age 70 ½ or older can request a distribution of IRA funds to qualified public charities without income tax on the gifted funds.

Charitable Lead Trusts – An irrevocable split-interest trust that is essentially the reverse of a charitable remainder trust. After the donor makes a gift to the trust, the trust in turn makes distributions of income from those assets to one or more charitable beneficiaries for a specified period of time.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts – Gifts made to a charitable institution in memory of or to another individual.

Beneficiary Designation in Life Insurance – Naming a charitable organization as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy.

Donor Advised Funds – A type of charitable giving program that allows the donor the ability to combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite charities at any time.


We are proud of the work being done every day at Interfaith to serve those within our community that are in the greatest need. We are also always happy to provide a tour of Interfaith that will offer you the opportunity to see firsthand both the need that exists, as well as the effort being made to meet those needs.

When considering a gift to Interfaith, we are happy to sit down and discuss your charitable intentions in detail. We also are willing to meet with your attorney, accountant, or financial adviser to be sure that we understand your overall charitable goals and together determine the best gift option to meet those goals. Through the generous support of a group of local legal professionals, the Interfaith Foundation can provide the opportunity for a potential donor to receive legal guidance and counsel about their gift at no charge. For more details contact R. William Futch, a member of our board, at 352-732-8080.

For more information or to arrange a personal tour of Interfaith please contact Karla Grimsley at (352) 209-7045.

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