RMD Changes In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the age requirement for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts. This change has important implications for individuals who own vehicles and are considering giving them as … Continue Reading →
Life insurance can be an excellent way to make a charitable gift. Life insurance allows you to make a substantial gift to a charity at a lower cost, with potential tax rules that benefit individuals who give life insurance gifts. … Continue Reading →
What is a QCD? Did you know that if you are at least 72 you can make tax-free charitable donations from your IRA? By making a Qualified Charitable Distribution or QCD you can benefit your favorite charity while excluding up … Continue Reading →
Charitable Gift Annuities How many prospective donors have I talked with who desired to contribute to their charity of choice, but were reluctant to make that commitment because they didn’t want to expose themselves financially during their retirement years? Well, … Continue Reading →
My mother gave me so much, but one of her kindest gifts was preparing well for her death. When she died, I was devastated; I cried, wailed, and felt lost. However, she learned from the bad experiences she had with … Continue Reading →
What is a Required Minimum Distribution? If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are of a certain age, then you have an excellent tool to help your parish! Recent legislative changes impacted the rules for when IRA owners … Continue Reading →
ECF can accept your bequest and distribute your gift to your parish, ministries in our Diocese that you are passionate about, and to our grantmaking fund which ensures ECF is able to continue helping Episcopal parishes serve the poor and oppressed for decades to come.
Let’s say a prospective donor not only has cash to give but also has access to $10,000 in appreciated stock. What is the preferable way to give?
The purpose of the Diocese of Atlanta’s Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia is to assist members within our community of faith in creating legacy gifts through Wills and other planned giving instruments. In so doing, this ministry will be securing financial resources to serve the poor and the oppressed in our area, a charge given to us by Jesus himself.
ECF can accept your charitable donation from your IRA and distribute your gift to your parish, ministries in our Diocese that you are passionate about, and to our grantmaking fund which ensures ECF is able to continue helping Episcopal parishes serve the poor and oppressed for decades to come.