Legacy giving is not just for the wealthy! Please consider thanking First Congregational Church for the difference it has made in your life and your community, by making a contribution from your estate through a bequest.
Making a Gift in your Will or Trust: By putting aside a fixed amount or small percentage of the assets in your will or trust, you can leave a legacy, while still making sure your family has the security they need for the future.
Naming FCCT as Partial Beneficiary of your Retirement Plan or Life Insurance: By dividing your assets in percentages, you can benefit loved ones, and our church. To make this type of gift, simply contact the Administrator of your retirement account or insurance company for a change-of-beneficiary form. Examples of the different ways in which people used legacy giving to remember the church include: Mel Clouser, who had generously promised to pay for the installation of an elevator when we built the annex, to make the church truly handicapped accessible. That promise of money was subsequently paid out of Mel’s estate. Carl and Elizabeth Clark, who had been regular participants in the congregation in years past when they summered in Thetford, designated our church as residual recipient of their annuity upon Elizabeth’s passing. Receipt of that donation represented a wonderful windfall at a time when our finances were in major need of a boost. While only having very limited resources, Charlotte McCartney nevertheless remembered the church in her will, a gift that is helping us to improve our church grounds.
Donating Appreciated Stocks
People who have invested in the stock market for a long time often have investments that have appreciated significantly. If that sounds like you, a great way to give is to donate stocks at present value. Upon receipt, the church is able to sell that stock without your incurring capital gains tax. Proceeds can then be allocated either to our operating fund or one of our capital funds, as you prefer.
Remember, any gift you can give, no matter how small it might seem to you, will truly make a big difference for the Church and surrounding community. For more information, please contact our church Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org.