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Planned Giving

  • Giving for the Future

Making a planned gift is not just for those who have wealth or special financial expertise but for anyone with a generous spirit who wants to designate their gifts while they are living. As members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. They gave gifts to fund the current needs and for the long-term benefit of those who would follow them in ministry. 


  • What is a Planned Gift?

A planned gift is a gift from your assets or estate that might include a bequest, life insurance, real estate, or personal property. There are a number of gifting options, including outright gifts of cash or assets, a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, and charitable lead trust. Information on these options are explained on the Presbyterian Foundation page “Ways to Give.” We strongly urge our donors to work closely with their financial advisers to determine the most advantageous estate plan for them. 

  • Why Consider a Planned Gift?

Your legacy gift ensures the continued vitality of First Presbyterian Church from one generation to the next. While a planned gift brings a sense of fulfillment to our own lives, it may also provide financial benefits to the donor, including tax savings, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and release from financial management. You may review a list of Gifts & Memorials Fund to determine if there is a specific fund to which you would like to contribute.


  • How to Make a Planned Gift?

All gifts are appreciated. They may be one-time or periodic.

You can make a memorial contribution to honor someone's memory and greatly benefit the church. You can also designate the church as a beneficiary upon your death.

Contact the church office for more information: call (573) 442-1164, or email  Speak with a member of the Gifts & Memorials Committee to learn more about existing church funds and how these moneys are used. Our Financial Coordinator can provide detailed instructions on how to make gifts to the church. Visit with the Pastor for personal guidance and counsel.

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