As part of our ministry, we help the United Church of Christ churches and ministries launch and integrate planned giving into their existing endowment programs, and provide the resources necessary to maximize these initiatives.
As people of faith, we are called to be “good stewards” of the assets with which we have been entrusted. Good stewardship calls for financial planning and estate planning to ensure the financial security of our families and loved ones. We must also consider how we will provide for the church or ministry that we love and serve to secure its foundation and vitality for future generations. One way you can achieve these goals is through a Planned Gift.
Planned gifts are planned for during the donor’s lifetime but not realized by the beneficiary until the donor’s death. A planned gift is an expression of you and your family’s values and commitment to Christian stewardship. A planned gift is an expression of you and your family’s values. It’s a way of saying that after your family and loved ones, these are the causes that matter most and providing for them is important to you.
There are many other ways to plan a gift. There are gifts that pay you income in retirement, and gifts that help reduce or avoid income and estate taxes. How you make your gift is important but more important is the fact that your planned gift meets your personal, financial and charitable goals.
Planned gifts are a wonderful way to create a meaningful legacy for you and your family. A planned gift does not require great wealth. It is a win for you and a win for the church or ministry.
Click here to learn more about different ways to make a planned gift(s).