What Is Planned Giving?
We are all indebted to the past, to those who precede us. We drink from wells we have not dug; we enjoy liberties we have not won; we share faith whose foundations we have not laid.
At the same time, we are seeds of the future for those who succeed us. We dream and envision and set things in motion. The fruition of our decisions will be known only to others who we will not meet.
We are called to partner in faith with those who have gone before us and to offer the best that we have to give to those who will follow.
Planned Giving offers the opportunity to make an enduring statement of faith through a charitable gift which will build on and extend our church’s ministry for generations to come.
Planned giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources. It usually involves financial or estate planning; however, it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.
How to Give
- Appreciated Securities
- Gifts of Life Insurance
- Personal Property
- Real Estate
- Retirement Assets
- Wills and Bequests
If you are considering a planned gift to Christ & St. Luke’s, such as through your will or estate, or have already made arrangements, please share your intentions with us now so that we may acknowledge you now and properly follow your wishes upon your death. Please use this Legacy Gift Letter of Intent to share your planned giving intentions with the church. If you have questions and/or wish to discuss your plans, contact the church office.
Planned Giving Resources
The Episcopal Church Foundation exists to support all Episcopal congregations and organizations by providing resources and guidance to individuals who wish to make planned gifts to their congregations and/or Episcopal organizations. Their website contains a wealth of great information and resources.
- Learn about Planned Giving
- Giving Options – What to Give and How to Give
- Bequest Language
- Planned Giving Calculators
- Planned Giving Brochures & Booklets