Planned Giving is simply planning to make a difference both for yourself and Redeemer through a planned charitable gift. Planned giving is often described as “Leaving a Legacy” because so many are created to make an impact for future generations. It is surprisingly easy to arrange a planned gift. Though more sophisticated gifts will require more care, many methods are quite straightforward. Whatever the method, you can plan your gift to maximize your objectives.
A Planned Gift can:
• Give you a tax advantage
• Fit appropriately with your estate plans and concerns for heirs
• Compliment your lifestyle goals
• Match your wish to leave a legacy
The Redeemer Legacy Society was created to honor those who have remembered Redeemer UMC in a very special way through their will, a trust fund, a charitable gift annuity or another type of deferred gift. Those honored as members of the society are truly leaders, and their generosity and thoughtfulness will serve as a legacy for their family and friends for generations to come.
Why put Redeemer in your will? For the Christian, it is necessary that our lifestyle be lived in such a way that our beliefs and values are reflected in the lives of the individuals whom they touch. And, at death, our lifestyle will continue to live on in those individuals. This is God’s plan at work.
Redeemer’s Endowment Fund is a combined pool of financial assets that allows the principal amount that is gifted to remain untouched while the income from the investment is made available for distribution for activities consistent with our mission. These gifts allow us to accomplish much more than would be possible through annual stewardship funding.
How has the Endowment Fund been used thus far? The Endowment Fund has been used for the upgrade of the Computer Lab in Kingdom Quest, underwrite Consecration Brunch, to supply the worship bags that our children use every Sunday, support of our overseas missionaires, and provide scholarship money to students attending Chrisitan colleges.
Gifts of Stocks
Redeemer is ready to accept gifts of stocks. This can be a very beneficial way to contribute gifts to Redeemer. If you are interested in transferring stock to Redeemer Church, please consult your financial advisor and then contact Keith Lamb at the church to complete the gift transfer.