Endowment           
              The Joy of Legacy Giving
    
           

God has generously given us everything life has to offer; we choose to give in response to his rich blessings. Giving to First Presbyterian Church [FPC], in whatever form, is an act of faith whereby we put into action our spiritual inclinations and demonstrate our spiritual values, both now and to future generations. Our Church is blessed with a rich heritage of spiritual experiences and Christian service to the community, both local and worldwide.

 

The purpose of the endowment program is to strengthen and expand the ministries and programs of the church. Just like you, the Church must plan for the future and is beginning its first comprehensive campaign to strengthen its financial vitality through its Endowment Fund that will expand and enrich its ministry for years and generations to come.

 

How Does an Endowment Fund work?

 

An Endowment Fund is a universal pool of money that is invested and pays out a percentage of the funds value annually; the larger the Fund, the larger the annually payout. Each year the proceeds of the Fund may be used to expand and enrich our Church’s ministries, where the need is greatest and also help fund special projects which the Church may not otherwise be able to undertake financially. You can also establish a restricted gift to endowment. This is completely independent of the annual operating budget.

 

It’s easy and simple to become involved

 

This is an exciting opportunity, where you can make a gift to the Endowment Fund from your estate plan, it is easy and simple. This type of gift should not affect your current financial situation or cash flow during your lifetime. This is a wonderful way to support our church’s mission and for you to create a living legacy that will continue God’s work for generations to come.

 

Types of estate gifts you can make to the FPC Endowment:

 

  • A Bequest in your estate – Name FPC Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your will or living trust

for a percentage or specified dollar amount…more

  • Retirement fund – [IRA’s, 401K, 403b, etc.] Name the FPC as a beneficiary for a percentage

or specified dollar amount…more

  • Life insurance Policy – Name FPC as a beneficiary for a percentage or specified dollar amount…more
  • Real Estate – Make a gift of your current or vacation home in your will or trust. You can also

create a current life estate…more

  • Outright Gifts of Cash, Stocks, or BondsA simple and easy way to make a current gift…more
  • Create Charitable Trusts and Gift Annuities – These plans provide lifetime income for the

donors; upon death assets go to FPC…more 

 

In closing

 

Here is what one of our donors said:

 

“I have the responsibility to decide how my assets will be allocated when I leave this earth. I want to help my family and also want to celebrate the glory of the Lord who has given me everything. A contribution to the FPC Endowment Fund which continues God’s work for many years after I’m gone is, for me, the ideal answer.”

 

We are very grateful to our members and friends who have already named the First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in their estate plans or made a direct gift to the Fund.

 

Please consider becoming involved in this campaign by naming the FPC as a beneficiary in your estate plans for the purpose of the Endowment Fund. This is a wonderful way to support the church’s mission and for you to create a living legacy that continues God’s work for generations to come.

 

To explore the giving options offered by our church; please call Susan Brannon at 681-3696. 

All discussions are confidential and without obligation.