PLANNED GIVING

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 managed by the Endowment board in a pooled investment fund. In disbursing funds to meet the terms of each account within the Endowment, care will be taken never to invade an account's principal. 

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

The Legacy Leader designation is given to those who name St. John's Endowment in their planned giving or who make Gifts-in-Life (usually cash or stocks) valued at $5,000 or more. With their permission, Legacy Leaders will be recognized for their support of the Endowment. Amounts of gifts remain confidential.

 
 
 

10 Ways to Make a Planned Gift

MIW Online

What is included in the MIW Online: My Story solution?


Customers Receive:

  • Access to the MIW Online My Story Dashboard (click here to view), which is broken into chapters that walk users through their life stages.
  • Access to our Memory Prompting Videos and questions that are designed to help users recollect memories and share their stories.
  • The option to Record a Story (Video or Audio)
  • The option to Share a Written Story
  • The option to add a photo and caption
  • A Digital Story Book, that is updated and sent to the client monthly. Video and Audio Recordings are included in the digital book and transcribed for printed copies.

After your payment is processed you will be prompted to set-up a login and password. You will have immediate access to the MIW Online My Story Dashboard (click here to view chapters) and can start sharing your stories.




Does the MIW Online: My Story solution allow me to select and complete chapters in any order that I desire?


Yes, You have access to all of the chapters. You can answer them in the order provided or answer in any order that you desire.




What is the cost to have my MIW Online: Digital Story Book transformed into a printed softbound or hardbound book?


All books have full color printed covers and are 8.5" x 11" in size

Pricing Includes the printed book and the following services:

  • Interior Design & Layout
  • Light Edit: Quick Review for Typos & Punctuation Errors
  • Cover Design: Standard Template

MIW Online Monthly and Quarterly Subscribers - Printed Book Pricing:

  • $55: Softbound, Black and white interior, up to 240 pages
  • $65: Hardbound, Black and white interior, up to 240 pages
  • $75: Softbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages
  • $85: Hardbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages

Available Additional Services:

  • Customized Cover: 3 Designs to choose from - +$100.00
  • Deep Edit: A comprehensive re-write/edit +$500.00




How frequently do you update the Digital Story book? Is there a page limit?


Digital Story Books are updated Monthly - updates are visible 7 business days into the next Month. (Example, stories submitted in March will be available for viewing on 7th. business day in April). Recordings are also transcribed.

There is no page limit - Digital Story Books do not have a page count limit; we may recommend creating different editions based on the file size or content.




Will you fix spelling errors or typos and format my Digital Story Book?


  • We perform a light edit and will correct obvious issues. You can request a deep edit by paying an additional monthly fee of $20.00 or a onetime charge of $500.00 when your project is complete.

  • Story Books are formatted to be aesthetically appealing (example: photos will be inserted and sized accordingly) there is no additional charge for this service.




How does the Concierge Service work?


Concierge Service subscribers select the day and time that they would like a MIW Representative to contact them weekly. They will receive a call on that day and time and their assigned representative will conduct a brief interview. Interviews are engaging and the interviewers are trained to ensure that at no time the client feels rushed.

Stories are entered into the MIW Online dashboard and incorporated into the Monthly Digital Story book. If the Video Interview option is selected, the Clients Story is recorded and incorporated into their Digital Story Book.




What happens if I miss my weekly concierge call?


Your assigned representative will call you on your selected alternative day and time; if that is also unsuccessful, you will be asked the previous memory prompting questions during your next appointment.




What is your cancellation policy


You can cancel your plan at any time. A final copy of your Digital Story Book will be made available. No refunds are issued.





Workbook

What is the difference between workbooks and can I look inside?


Both books have a plastic spiral binding and contain Memory Prompting questions that are designed assist the user with telling their Life Story. The Captured Memories Workbook: Full Edition is 6x9 in size, 216 pages and contains over 200 Memory Prompting Questions with Space to write. (click here to see an example of the interior) The Captured Memories Workbook: Abridged Edition is 5.5" x 8.5" in size, 72 pages and contains ~100 Memory Prompting Questions with Space to write. (click here to see an example of the interior)




How long does it take to get my workbook after I place an order?


Workbooks are shipped the next business day after the order is received; it normally takes 3 - 5 days for customers to receive their books after we ship. We currently only ship to customers located in the United States.




You can have your Captured Memories Workbook transformed into a printed softbound or hardbound book.


All books have full color printed covers and are 8.5" x 11" in size.

Pricing Includes the printed book and the following services

  • Transcribing Written To Typed Copy
  • Scan, digitize & add Photos (15)
  • Interior Design & Layout
  • Light Edit: A quick review and correction of Typos & Punctuation Errors
  • Cover Design: Standard Template (Customers can select a photo for the cover)

Captured Memories Workbook: Abridged Edition - Printed Book Pricing:

  • $365: Softbound, Black and white interior, up to 150 pages
  • $385: Hardbound, Black and white interior, up to 150 pages
  • $425: Softbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages
  • $445: Hardbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages

Captured Memories Workbook: Full Edition - Printed Book Pricing:

  • $615: Softbound, Black and white interior, up to 150 pages
  • $635: Hardbound, Black and white interior, up to 150 pages
  • $675: Softbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages
  • $695: Hardbound, Color Interior, up to 150 pages
Available Additional Services:
  • Customized Cover: 3 Designs to choose from - +$100.00
  • Deep Edit: A comprehensive re-write/edit +$500.00





 

St. John's

Episcopal Church
1623 CARMEL RD.
CHARLOTTE,
NC 28226

ABOUT
 

Since 1956 the people of St. John's have responded to the love of God and have worked to bring to fruition the mission of the church, "to restore all people to unity with God and one another in Christ," through the faithful practice of a Christian life.

 

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