We are grateful to those who came before us for all of the ministry that they have made possible. Now it is our turn. We are entrusted to care for this mission and ensure that it thrives for those who come next.
LEARN what planned giving really is.
Planned giving is:
It is for you who care so deeply about Westminster Presbyterian Church and what happens beyond your lifetime. Planned Giving enables you to provide for those who come next, whom you may never know.
The gift of a lifetime…
For most of us, our planned gift is the largest and therefore the most impactful gift that we will make.
Converting your resources into missions for generations to come…
Through a planned gift, when you no longer have need for your things – like your financial, personal and real assets – you can share them with your faith family to ensure our mission for countless others.
Even after your lifetime, this is how you still hold close a child in need, a struggling family, a budding new leader. Imagine lifting up not just one deserving person, but a dozen; imagine lifting up hundreds.
As a leader, people watch what you do. Your planned gift teaches others to re-deploy the resources they have to lift up others - during their lifetimes and after.
DESIGN your gift.
Your financial picture is unique, and so is your planned gift.
Here are some of the more common gifts that you might consider:
Make a gift after your lifetime through your will or trust. This can be a fixed dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate.
This can be the most heavily taxed asset in many estates. Choosing this as your gift might leave your less task-burdened assets to your loved ones.
Contributing property after your lifetime or when it is no longer needed can be a game-changing gift.
Trusts can combine flexible benefits including a generous income, tax benefits and a powerful gift to the church.
Many other giving opportunities might prove ideal for your situation.
IMPACT the future.
The Endowment ensures that your gift provides extraordinary service now and for those who follow us.
Here are some of the endowment options that might be right for you:
The Excellence in Music Endowment Fund supports worship and other vital music events.
The Youth Mission Endowment makes possible a life changing mission trip for our High School seniors as they graduate from our youth ministry.
The Mission Endowment Fund supports the broad range of local, national and global mission trips and projects.
The Capital Endowment Fund maintains and improves our Sanctuary and other facilities.
The Endowed Pledge Fund allows your gift to produce funds for the church’s annual budget in perpetuity.
Other ways to support Westminster:
The church always has a list of projects and programs we would like to pursue as funds are available. The pastor would be happy to talk with you about current possibilities.
You may also make an undesignated gift to be used at the discretion of the Church Session to further the mission and ministry of Westminster
Letting people know that you made a gift – and why - amplifies the power of your gift. We teach by demonstrating our values through our words and actions. Now that you have made a gift, you can expand your impact by sharing the why of your gift.
Share the news of your gift with:
Your loved ones so that they can witness your commitment beyond your lifetime — and follow your example to plan their own legacy for the future.
Westminster Presbyterian Church so that others may witness your joy and explore their own pathway to such a gift.