What Is Planned Giving?
Wanting to leave a legacy at Saint Paul’s? Planned giving is simply giving that requires a little extra planning to accomplish. A planned gift is structured to be completed in the future describing a gift in a will or a trust document, or creating a charitable gift annuity.
Legacy and estate giving by their nature are focused on the future. They are used by people to ensures that their giving continues. Plans for estate giving are put into place with a person is alive, and are activated once a person passes away. Legacy giving is similar to estate giving but can start before a person actually passes away. Estate giving is frequently used by people who desire to give from their savings, but don’t know how much of their savings they’ll need during retirement to supports reasonable lifestyle.
Legacy and estate gifts can be designated by the donor for a particular purpose or ministry, or the donor can leave that designation to be made by Saint Paul’s leadership. There are three areas we believe God is calling Saint Paul’s to pursue: Multiplying ministries, developing leaders, and helping people on margins.
Saint Paul’s Planned Giving Team with the assistance of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation, is available to assist in any manner of planning estate giving.