We are called to live a generous life and to be faithful stewards of the gifts that God has given to us. Over time, generosity becomes a habit—and then a lifestyle.
Planned gifts are one way you can help to ensure the long-term viability of the church and its ministry.
You don’t have to be rich to leave a gift. A gift of any size, entrusted to God, is a seed that grows.
You can give more than you think. Planned gifts often have significant tax benefits associated with them, which can lower the cost of the gift.
- Are a statement about your faith and life values
- Usually fund long-term mission and ministry
- Often have tax benefits
- Are usually given from accumulated assets rather than current income
- Tend to be larger than gifts given regularly from current income
Planned gifts can be made through:
- Gifts of cash
- Wills and bequests
- Publicly traded securities
- Charitable gift annuities
- Life beneficiary gifts
- Life insurance
- Gifts of residual interest
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Donor advised funds
If you’d like to leave a legacy for The Presbyterian Church in Canada through a planned gift, consider giving to the PCC’s Mission Priority Funds. These funds were established to help you match your passion and interests to areas of ministry and mission in the church that need your support. The eight funds include: 1) Creative Ministry with Children and Youth Fund 2) Healing and Reconciliation Fund 3) Native Ministries Endowment Fund 4) Growing Churches Fund 5)Mission Connection Fund 6) Living Links Missionary Endowment Fund 7) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Fund and 8) Priorities for Mission Fund.
For More Information
The Stewardship and Planned Giving staff are available to help you turn your philanthropic wishes into reality.
To learn how a bequest, gift of stock, gift annuity or other planned gift can leave a lasting legacy, please contact us by email or call 1-800-619-7301, or mail to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J7.
Please seek professional advice: The Presbyterian Church in Canada strongly recommends that you seek professional advice so that your legacy gift is tailored to your circumstances.