What Is Planned Giving?
Planned giving means just what it sounds like—thinking ahead about your estate plans to ensure that you are able to make gifts to the people and organizations that are meaningful to you. Planned giving is different from immediate gifts, like cash that you give toward your annual pledge.
Usually planned giving refers to including a charitable organization, such as a church, in your will. But planned gifts can also come from other sources, like when you make an organization a beneficiary of your retirement plan, trust, or other investment.
The Grace Episcopal Church Legacy Society
When you decide to make a planned gift to Grace, you take a step that is a unique expression of faith: giving back to God a portion of what you’ve been blessed with in life, and assuring that the church you love can continue in vibrant worship, fellowship, and outreach for generations to come.
Anyone who makes a planned gift to the parish—for any amount—automatically becomes a member of the Legacy Society. The Legacy Society is a vehicle for the parish to recognize those who make planned gifts, allow those who give to encourage others, and educate the parish about planned giving options.
You can read more about the Legacy Society in this special brochure at your leisure. The Parish Office would be happy to provide you with a hard copy of it upon request, just call 703-549-1980, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you already included Grace in your estate plans? Let us know.