I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayer for all of you, because of your sharing the Gospel. Phillipians 1:3-5
From time to time you may want to make a gift to Calvary in memory of a loved one. Your expressions of gratitude, love and remembrance benefits the furthering of God’s work through Calvary. Calvary appreciates all gifts, from the smallest to the largest.
Gifts in memory of specific persons should be clearly so designated in writing. In most cases, the funds are deposited into Calvary’s General Fund. If the family desires that a designated fund be established for a specific purpose in memory of a person, they should contact the church.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
In the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30), Jesus encourages us to be good stewards of our assets. He encourages us to manage our assets so that they will grow and multiply. The “good and faithful servant” of the parable is the one who makes the most of what he/she has been given. And, like the servant of the parable, we can increase the Master’s gifts so that they can grow and prosper.
When we examine our finances, we should consider both income and assets. For most of us, assets make up the bulk of our estate. To be good stewards, we must be stewards of our assets as well as our income. An effective way to do that is through planned giving.
A planned gift is a gift made from one’s assets to a church or other qualified charity. In many cases, a planned gift can be made without negatively impacting a donor’s current income, and may even create some financial advantages for the donor when viewed within the context of one’s overall financial plan. Anyone can make a planned gift. You do not have to be wealthy.
Because these gifts typically require advance planning during one’s lifetime, donors should seek the advice of an attorney, financial advisor or tax advisor before making a gift.
Planned gifts provide an opportunity for you to…
- make a difference during your lifetime and beyond
- make it possible for you to leave your legacy
- make a powerful statement about a lifetime of comprehensive Christian stewardship
Please consult with a professional financial advisor for possible ways to make a planned gift to Calvary. Some examples of planned gifts include:
- Designate Calvary as a beneficiary on your life insurance or retirement plan
- Bequest in your will a portion of your estate to Calvary
- Make a deferred gift to Calvary through a living trust
- Please prayerfully consider a planned gift to Calvary
The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Many of our members and friends have found that giving appreciated stock to the church makes very good sense. Please discuss with your financial advisor if a gift of appreciated securities is a viable option for you. There are specific tax benefits for the donor by avoiding capital gains taxes and receives an income tax deduction. In addition, the church sells the shares of securities tax-free.
In order to realize the financial benefits of your gifts, you or your brokerage firm will need to transfer the stocks directly into an account set up for Calvary Bible Church. Our policy is to sell the securities upon transfer, making the proceeds immediately available for funding.
Please follow the procedures outlined below to assure the prompt and efficient transfer of securities to Calvary’s account.
- Notify your broker that you want to transfer stock to Calvary through our brokerage account. Here's a sample request letter
- You can use our form letter or provide your broker with the following information:
- Stock name, number of shares to be transferred, your account number
Calvary’s brokerage firm:
Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc.
DTC No.0756, Code 40
1881 9th Street, Suite 302
Boulder, CO 80302
Calvary’s Account No.: 7907-9508
Contact: Stan Benson, 720-565-9833
- Recipient information:
Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church
3245 Kalmia Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
Contact: Lisa Gaskins, 303-442-3484
Please Note: The Internal Revenue Service date of delivery for gifts of stock is the date that ownership of stock is transferred to the organization. The date of delivery for a gift of transferred stock using a broker is the date the wire transfer arrives in the organization’s brokerage account. Especially at year-end, it is important for the contributor to know that the arrival of the wire transfer is the event which determines date of delivery, not the day the donor contacts the broker with instructions to transfer the stock.