The Eternal Fund
An eternal legacy begins with one gift, a lasting gift, to Blessings Through Action.
When the Lord sent His son to die for our sins, He showed us the true meaning of sacrifice. As Christians, we strive to carry on in the spirit of Christ’s legacy. By giving our love, our loyalty, and the fruits of our labor, we can grow the Kingdom of God at home and around the world. A legacy plan starts today and continues beyond your lifetime as your generous investment helps sustain our ministry to unite all American Christians together so that we may speak clearly and show through our actions that this nation is truly one nation, under God.
We have a number of practical options for you to make a legacy gift through your estate plan. Please select from the options below to review additional information. In the event you have specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 520-219-1122.
Ways to support our organization:
Planned Giving, Wills, Gift Annuity, Trusts
One of the most meaningful and impactful ways to leave a lasting footprint is to include Blessings Through Action in your planning. We offer many financial planning options to help you plan your estate. Our planned giving advisors are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each.
The principal benefits of planned gifts accrue to Blessings Through Action at a later time, after your death, or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities, and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian, and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property, or life insurance.
Bequests by Will
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting Blessings Through Action, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.
A gift annuity is an agreement between you and Blessings Through Action. In exchange for your irrevocable gift, Blessings Through Action pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age, and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation. A major portion of your income is a tax-exempt return of principal, and the income may be deferred until a later time as part of your retirement plan.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust transfers ownership and management of cash and/or appreciated securities to Blessings Through Action. The organization manages the trust and pays income to you for the remainder of your life and/or the life of another beneficiary. An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation.
Pooled Income Fund
A pooled income fund is a trust designed to provide variable yet reliable income. Like a commercial mutual fund, it combines your gift with the contributions of other fund participants, wisely investing the sum for a balance of income and growth. Dividends are paid to the shareholders in proportion to each person’s contribution. Your donation results in a tax deduction for the year your gift was made, elimination of capital gains tax if you invest appreciated securities, and reduction of estate taxes for your heirs.
Contributions of life insurance can provide a substantial gift to Blessings Through Action. The value of an ordinary policy at the time of the gift is tax deductible. If you continue paying the premiums, they also are deductible as charitable contributions. If a paid-up policy is given, the cost of purchasing a new paid-up policy at your current age is the value of the charitable deduction.
An endowment is a perpetual gift that can be designated for Blessings Through Action or a specific program. The original gift remains intact, and the income is used toward the designated area.