REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
I’m fortunate to meet sponsors, donors, and pastors face to face. Your questions, suggestions, and feedback are very helpful as we strive to effectively communicate the needs of our children and ministry. During an appointment just yesterday a sponsor asked me if Children of Promise had received any estate gifts. I reported we have received a couple, and are taking steps to more intentionally promote this opportunity for Giving Promise.
I told her about one recent example of careful planning. An older donor (un-named, of course) asked for my assistance with a planned gift. I explained the necessary steps to take with his professional advisor. Because of his lifelong commitment to the Church of God and desire to tangibly impact our mission, he decided to include a substantial gift for Children of Promise in his Revocable Living Trust. His attorney prepared the trust, and now he has the assurance that he will leave a legacy that expresses what is most important to him. He is relieved that this is now in place, and is being blessed now for the difference his gift is going to make.
Contact me for more information related to wills and trusts. Your love and participation can go on and on. The discussion herein is general in nature and may not apply to all individuals. Prospective donors are urged to consult their personal tax, financial, and legal advisers concerning the specific consequences of making gifts to Children of Promise. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence, ways in which you may support Children of Promise. These measures may also have an impact on your estate planning.
Dr. Charles G. Wanner