“Give and it shall be given to you. For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)
At this important moment of our history, let us keep in mind the many blessings the Lord has given us. Recognizing that all of our material goods are gifts from the Lord, we are asked in the Gospel to give back a portion of these gifts in thanksgiving for God’s generosity and goodness to us. Your gift to this campaign is an opportunity to leave a legacy for generations to come. Scripture tells us that Christian stewardship goes beyond our giving from our surplus. Stewardship requires a gift made from substance.
Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope seeks sacrificial three to five year pledges. Gifts can be accepted in a variety of forms, with an emphasis on those that can be used immediately. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
Pledges payable over three to five years allow donors to consider more substantial commitments than are possible with one-time cash gifts. Donors who pledge may determine payment schedules to meet their own charitable or tax needs. Payments can be made by check, credit card, or electronic fund transfer.
Remembering the Diocese of Corpus Christi in your will is the most common form of planned giving. A percentage of your estate would be a fitting way to remember your Diocese and could reduce your estate taxes. Please contact your attorney for more information.
If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to enhance the impact of your gift by requesting a matching gift form from your company and including it with your pledge card. Check with your employer for a tax deductable donation.
Gifts of stock to Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope can be a source of significant tax benefit to the donor by eliminating capital gains taxes. Any gift of stock will be sold as soon as it is received and the value of the gift will be determined at the time of transfer.