"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."
As Christians, part of our response to God’s love and abundance is to support the ministries of our church community in contemporary life, but it can also mean planning for the future disposition of the assets we have accumulated through God’s grace.
You may wish to make an unrestricted gift to St. Columba’s out of simple gratitude. But you are also invited to make restricted gifts by designating their purpose. The most useful designation, because it is the most flexible, is a designation to the endowment. Such gifts support the ministry of the church in perpetuity, as the principal is not spent. There are also opportunities to provide designated gifts in memory of friends or loved ones or to address particular needs of the church. We would be glad to discuss with you ways in which such a memorial gift can be recognized at St. Columba’s.
There are several ways you can make a gift to St. Columba’s, not only during your lifetime, but in your will, through a bequest. Those several ways include gifts of stock, insurance policies, and other tangible assets. There are also different types of trusts that can be used. With careful tax planning, the tax benefits derived through planned giving can enable you to provide for your heirs as well as make gifts to the institutions and causes you support.
If you or your advisor would like additional information or a visit from a parish representative to discuss making a planned gift to St. Columba’s, please contact Lane Heard.
Given the complexities of the rules relating to tax deductions for charitable giving, it is important that you consult an attorney or professional advisor when considering bequests, trusts, gift annuities and other options
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