Legacy Giving

Have you remembered St. George's in your estate planning?

In order to conduct our programs and maintain our facilities St. George's conducts an annual stewardship campaign in order to meet our yearly budget needs.  Another source of support are the gifts parishioners and friends leave the church when their life on earth comes to an end. They have been thoughtful in preparing their estate plans and wills to include St. George's. Many capital projects have been funded over the years by these types of gifts. The leadership of St. George's would like to make our friends and parishioners aware of this giving opportunity.   

We are stewards of God’s bounty. Caretakers. For a brief period we are given time, energy, and resources. What we do with these gifts ultimately defines the character of our life and the depth of our spiritual understanding. Planned giving is one expression of the wise use of the personal resources God has entrusted to us.

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.

Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a larger gift than thought possible. It often reduces taxes as well. Planned gifts can be designated for an organization’s general funds or its endowment. 

Ways to Make a Planned Gift  

More information about these different options has been provided on our Legacy Gifts - Types of Gifts web page.

Please contact the rector or associate rector if you are interested in making a bequest or estate gift.  All interactions are strictly confidential.