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Planned Giving-Bishop White Legacy Society

Planned gifts are those that someone makes from assets accumulated over a lifetime that he or she no longer requires to meet their own financial needs or those of their family.  Some are made by transferring assets like stock or real estate to St. John’s – often to fund a specific need.  Most are made at death as part of a parishioner’s estate plan, and often satisfy the wishes of a donor who wanted to give more during their lifetime but did not have the ability to do so. 

There are many financial benefits of making a gift to St. John’s through your estate. For most people, however, their gift is simply an expression of the love that they have for St. John’s and the desire to see our parish grow and prosper in the future. Over the years, we have received gifts from bequests, trusts, retirement funds and life insurance. Restricted or unrestricted, small or large, each gift has had a significant positive impact on our parish and our ability to carry out God’s work within our community.

The St. John’s Vestry established the Bishop White Legacy Society to encourage and recognize planned gifts to St. John’s. In June of 2005 we welcomed 100 charter members to the Legacy Society. They also unveiled a plaque that displays the names of individuals who made legacy gifts to St. John’s through their wills in years past as well as those who have committed to some type of planned gift in the future.  We added 10 more members of the Society in 2006.

To join the Bishop White Legacy society you need only remove and complete the last page of the Bishop White brochure and return it to the church office.  Our Planned Giving chair, Alvin Blitz, is available to furnish confidential assistance to members in need of advice on how to prepare their will or other planned giving instruments.  He can also refer you to professionals that provide such services for a very nominal fee.  Father Mark is always willing to talk with you about the needs of the parish and some of our endowments, so you may decide how you wish your gift to be used.  You may contact both of them through the church office.

Check out the comments to the Bishop White Society Luncheon - click here