Ways to Give at St. George's
I want to . . .
Make a stewardship pledge online: Online Form
Set up monthly ACH Debits or Credit/Debit Card Charges on The City. Look for Giving in the left-hand menu.
(Not on The City? Contact Rebecca Teel to request an invitation.)
Creating Planned Gifts:
Sharing God's Bounty Now and for Generation to Come
Caretakers of God's Bounty
What we do with this bounty ultimately defines the character of our lives and the depth of our spiritual understanding. We also know there are not many opportunities in life to do something that impacts lives for generations to come. One of those rare opportunities occurs when an individual makes a gift to St. George’s in the form of a planned gift and thereby automatically becomes a member of the Cornerstone Society.
What is a Planned Gift?
A planned gift is one that is legally completed during the donor’s lifetime but whose principal benefits most often do not accrue to St. George’s until some future date – usually after the death of the donor. Most often, planned gifts are earmarked for the general endowment or a specific endowed church program – using a portion of the earnings each year to support that effort, in perpetuity. It is your legacy to your church.
Planned gifts can play an important role in individual estate planning and wealth managements and may include the following:
- A Bequest in a Will
- Life Income Gifts (most commonly a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust)
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Gifts of Cash, Real Estate, Securities, and Tangible Items (Charitable Life Estate Contract)
- Gifts of Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts
Planned Gifts Support a Variety of Programs
When making a planned gift, you may want to consider designating your gift to one of the following endowed areas of greatest need, as approved by the St. George’s Vestry.
- The General Endowment Fund
- The Phillips Maintenance Fund for capital improvements, property maintenance, landscaping, and maintenance reserves.
- The Outreach Endowment Fund for the many outreach programs in the local community and around the world.
- Ministry Initiatives for areas such as liturgy and music, Christian education, administration, pastoral care, and St. George’s Institute and Scholars Program.
The Cornerstone Society
Over the years, a number of parishioners have chosen to support the work of St. George’s by participating in the planned giving program. By doing so, donors automatically become members of the newly named Cornerstone Society which exists to recognize, honor and thank those who have made provision for St. George’s in their estate plans.
Grateful thanks to all those who have come before us and those who will follow who, through their planned gifts, have strengthened the endowment which is the financial cornerstone of our thriving church.
Once you have committed to a planned gift, your name will be placed on a permanent plaque near the Gathering Space in recognition of the fact that, "All that we are, all that we have, comes from God and will one day return to God."
How Can I Make a Planned Gift?
Contact your attorney or financial advisor to discern what form of planned gift is best for you and complies with St. George’s Gift Acceptance Policy. Also, it is important to note that state, federal and estate tax laws can change at any time; and the examples on this page are for illustrative purposes only.
For more specific information about supporting St. George’s through a planned gift, please download this printable Enrollment Form or contact: Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer at email@example.com or (615) 385-2150 x 242.
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Kroger Community Rewards®
You can now convert your Kroger® Plus Card points to cash and send them to St. George’s Church! Visit the Kroger Community Rewards page for more details at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and use St. George's Organization Number 24170. This is a great way to donate all of those unused Kroger® points each month.