Legacy Giving – Gifts for the Future
Making a planned gift is not just for those who have great wealth or financial expertise, but for anyone with a generous spirit who desires to designate their giving while they are still living. As members and friends of Westwood Presbyterian Church, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. They gave gifts not only to fund current needs, but gifts that continue to support vital WPC ministries to this day and beyond.
What is a Planned Gift?
A planned gift is a gift from your assets or estate. There are numbers of gifting options:
We urge donors to work closely with their financial advisors to determine the most advantageous estate plan for their particular situation.
Why Consider a Planned Gift?
Your legacy gifts ensure the continued vitality of Westwood Presbyterian Church from one generation to the next. While a planned gift brings the giver a sense of joy and fulfillment, it may also profit financial benefits to the donor, including tax savings, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and release from financial management.
How Does WPC Use Legacy Gifts?
Some donors elect to designate their giving to a particular area or project within the church’s larger ministry. Most give toward the general Westwood Fund, which allows the Session the flexibility of using the fund’s income for the church’s most pressing concerns. While not strictly an endowment, WPC’s Session seeks to use Westwood Fund income rather than principal to supplement the church’s annual budgetary needs.
Taking the Next Step
Do you have a will? Is Westwood Presbyterian Church included in your will? Call Marianne Truitt, WPC Contributions Coordinator, (310/474-4535 x 106) with any questions you may have or to let her know that you have remembered Westwood Presbyterian Church in your estate plan.