Celebrating Our History, Insuring Our Future

What is Planned Giving?

Simply put, Planned Giving is making a gift now to be received by the Church at a later date. It can be a gift of securities, real estate, tangibles, cash, or virtually anything of value and in any amount.

One does not need to be wealthy to make a gift of lasting value. Bequests can be either restricted or unrestricted. Income from all gifts is used by the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund in a number of important ways, including:

  • To foster maintenance and modify the physical structure of the Church
  • To initiate and grow ministries within our parish and beyond
  • To support adult education and spiritual formation
  • To encourage the Youth Ministries and Church School
  • Provide for clergy and staff development

The St. George Society honors those past and present who made provisions for the Endowment Fund of The Church of St. Michael & St. George. This parish gives thanks for those who have given from their earthly treasure to provide for the work of this parish beyond the span of their lives.

There are several tax-advantaged ways to make a planned gift to the Foundation, including:

  1. Bequests
  2. Life insurance
  3. Charitable lead trust
  4. Charitable remainder unitrust
  5. Charitable gift annuity
  6. Cash/Check donation

Watch the video:     What Is the St. George Society?

 

If you are interested in joining the other families who are part of The St. George Society, please contact Laurie Brown, with any questions at 314.721.1502 ext 4035, or email her at Laurie@csmsg.org or Edgar Ellermann at ellermann2001@yahoo.com.