How you can partner with our work through creative giving tools

Through planned giving, you can make the most significant gift of your life and support equipping the next generation of Christ-centered leaders as you achieve your overall financial, tax and estate planning goals.

Planned gifts are just that: gifts that require some planning. These are significant tools that can help you give more, in tax-smart ways, and can provide income to you along with your gift. Stretch the possibilities of your support to us with the advantages of planned giving.

We’ve partnered with Everence® to help you in exploring your planned giving options. Take a look at the various ways you can grow your generosity – today and into the future.

For more information, contact:

• Trace Roth, Director of Finance at or 419-422-3364

• Ed Basinger, Everence Financial Consultant at or 419-384-3425

Wills and legacy planning

Giving through your will is one of the easiest planned gifts to make. See how you can include giving to us as part of peace-of-mind planning in your will, trust and estate.

Donor advised fund

A donor advised fund is like a giving checking account. It is a great tool to make gifts of appreciated assets such as stock, farm commodities, or real estate. Include us in your recommended charitable distributions or set up an account for a flexible, streamlined way to direct charitable gifts to us.

Types of gifts

Discover new roads of generosity by making gifts of assets you may not have considered, such as stocks and bonds, real estate, life insurance, farm commodities, retirement assets, and even valuable collections.

Charitable gift annuities

Do you have savings you would like to give in the future, but you still need it for income? A gift annuity is a gift planning option that lets you share your heart for our mission, receive a tax deduction now, and also receive steady payments for life*.

Charitable trusts

Make a gift that will also provide you and your family income. Set aside and direct your assets to our organization and to your heirs – or even back to you – in a way that best fits your needs.

Everence Charitable Services is administered by Everence Foundation and Everence Trust Company.

*Gift annuity payments are dependent on the financial ability of the issuing entity to pay.

This information should be used only for preliminary guidance. Donors should consult their financial professional, attorneys and accountants.