What is a Planned Gift?
A commitment to share a portion of our bounty and good fortune with St. John’s
A gift to the permanent funds of St. John’s Endowment
A thoughtful and prayerful decision on how and when to structure the giving process
You can make a gift while you are still living as well as make a gift that is delivered to St. John’s Endowment upon your death
There are a number of ways a gift can be conveyed to the Endowment, ranging from a simple outright donation of cash or liquid securities to something more sophisticated such as a charitable remainder trust
Planned gifts are typically managed by the Finance Committee in a pooled investment fund. The Endowment will provide approximately 5% of the investment corpus to fund the intended purpose of the donor.
Key to our growth.
Planned giving is critical to securing the future of St. John's. The annual operating budget is funded by the annual stewardship pledges and loose offerings.
The operating budget is required to fund programs, operations, parish activities, compensation for clergy and staff.
Demographic giving patterns foretell challenges ahead in terms of stewardship giving levels
Planned gifts are separate from the stewardship pledges and will create an additional and reliable source of funds to support a diverse set of ministries. These gifts provide opportunities for current parishioners to participate in ministries, to make a difference and to enrich themselves spiritually and create the platform for securing the future and achieving sustainability.
IT’S REALLY VERY SIMPLE: PLANNED GIFTS MATTER IF YOU BELIEVE ST. JOHN’S MATTERS!
St. John's Legacy Leader
When you make a bequest or contribution of any size to the Endowment, either in your will or through a trust arrangement, or make a contribution now, you become a Legacy Leader and, with your permission, you will be recognized along with other parishioners who have made a contribution to the Endowment or made a provision for the Endowment as part of their estate plan. The amount is always confidential!