We Invite You to Join the

Buus Legacy Circle

The Buus Legacy Circle was established in 2018 to recognize donors who commit a portion of their planned gifts to DOOR International or make use of assets other than cash to support DOOR’s mission to reach the Deaf.

Read the full story of Mike and Linda Buus and the founding of the Buus Legacy Circle.

Read about BLC member Mattie and be inspired.

Vision Statement

Members of the Buus Legacy Circle faithfully support DOOR International with a gift in their will. By joining the Buus Legacy Circle, resource partners extend the future reach of the Kingdom for the Deaf. 

Mission Statement

Including DOOR International in your estate ensures the Deaf are reached for generations to come through our missionaries, Scripture translation, and church planting. 

Become a Charter Member of the​ Buus Legacy Circle.

Include DOOR International in your estate plan  before September 30, 2020 and become a Charter Member. Want to honor a DOOR Missionary? DOOR will provide a thank you to the donor and a notice to the missionary that an estate gift was made in their honor.

How Can you Join?

Notify DOOR International of your plans or gifts from assets to be automatically included in the Buus Legacy Circle.  Contact us before September 30, 2020 and become a charter member.

DOOR’s partnership with the Barnabas Foundation and the National Christian Foundation provides legal and professional financial planning assistance with no charge to you.  Please contact DOOR staff  to receive a call.  We can arrange for them to contact you when you fill out this form.  They will provide you with everything you would need and allows your anonymity.

Giving Options

Make a will

One of the best ways to steward the resources entrusted to you is to have an up-to-date will that reflects your personal values, provides for your loved ones, and blesses the charities you care about. Your will can include language that honors a missionary that you have supported for years. With your permission, DOOR staff will notify the missionary you honor with this gift.

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If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a sizable gift to ministry from your individual retirement account (IRA) AND receive significant tax benefits in return.

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Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund provides you a simple, flexible and tax-efficient opportunity to have tremendous Kingdom impact. The Barnabas Foundation will help you set up a Stewards Fund or the National Christian Foundation West Michigan can provide expert guidance as well.

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Gift of Stock or
Non-Cash Assets

Most charitable gifts are given in the form of cash because this is so familiar. However, this is probably not the most cost-effective way for you to give to ministry.

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Additional Resources
Regarding Estate Planning