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Welcome to Grace!

We are…..

  • A center for worship and fellowship;
  • A school for discipleship and stewardship; and
  • A community for healing and outreach.

We live our mission through regular participation in the Eucharist and the practice of our baptismal promises. Traditional Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish. Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

Planned Giving Basics

Who can give?

Anyone can make a planned gift. It doesn’t matter how large or small your estate is. For many people, the simplest option is to give a certain percentage of their estate to the church after setting aside a percentage for children or other heirs.

Types of gifts

You don’t need a will in order to make a planned gift, though it is always a good idea to consult an attorney and prepare a will. Without a will, or in addition to a will, you can make the church a beneficiary of your 401(k) retirement account, bank account, or life insurance policy.

The most common planned gift is a bequest, which means naming the church in your will. For some people, a charitable gift annuity or other investment plan makes sense. Talk to your attorney about what options are best for your individual circumstances and goals.

In a will, a bequest might look something like this:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Grace Episcopal Church X percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift, to be used at its sole discretion (Source: Episcopal Church Foundation).

Resources

The Episcopal Church Foundation

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Vanguard Charitable