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 was created to recognize those individuals, families, and organizations who have made gifts or future commitments of $5,000 to the fund. 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:
- Life insurance
- Charitable lead trust
- Charitable remainder in trust
- Charitable gift annuity
- Cash/Check donation
If you are interested in joining the other families who are part of the St. George Society, please contact Alexis Posnanski with any questions at 314.721.1502 ext 4044, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Edgar Ellermann at email@example.com.
Jeff Miller talks about the St. George Society
Ed Ellerman talks about the St. George Society
and how important it is to our church