Legacy Giving at St. Peter’s
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.
—1 Corinthians 3:10
St. Peter’s is a vibrant community of faith, hope and joy. Each of us contributes gifts of time, talent, and annual financial support to make it possible for St. Peter’s to meet its present needs while reaching out to the larger community of which it is a part. But much of what we have is the result of extraordinary gifts from those who preceded us. Our facilities and grounds are such gifts. St. Peter’s future similarly depends upon legacies that we choose to make today.
And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty fold and sixty fold and a hundred fold.
The Vestry established the Generation-to-Generation Fund in 2002 to provide seed money for new ministries and one-time outreach projects, to meet St. Peter’s capital needs, and for other purposes designated by individual donors. The Fund is intended to be financed mainly by planned giving rather than gifts of current income. By making a provision for St. Peter’s in your estate plans, you sow the seeds that will secure for the future the blessings we receive as part of the St. Peter’s community every day. You build on the foundation provided by the generosity of past and present members of the community of St. Peter’s.
There are many vehicles by which a planned gift can be made. Please consult with your attorney, financial advisor, or tax advisor. The choice of an appropriate vehicle usually provides significant tax advantages. Members of the Generation-to-Generation Fund Board will gladly assist your independent advisors in any way possible, and can provide you with additional information.