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How Can I Give to My Church in My Will?

How Can I Give to My Church in My Will?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: How can I give to my church in my will?

A: One easy way to accomplish this is by giving through Barnabas Foundation. Once you’ve designated Barnabas Foundation as the beneficiary in your legal documents, you can then tell us how funds should be distributed to your church and the other ministries close to your heart.

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Giving Equipment and Property

Giving Equipment and Property

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Question: I would like to give farming equipment in a way that benefits both my church and my favorite ministries. What’s the best way to accomplish this?

Answer: The Stewards Fund (Barnabas Foundation’s donor-advised fund) provides you a streamlined solution for giving to multiple ministries. You can give property and/or cash into a single charitable giving account, and then you can recommend grants be made from that account to your church and other favorite charities.

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Estate Plan Update

Estate Plan Update

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: If I move, does my estate plan need an update?

A: If your will was valid at the time you created it, it does not necessarily become invalid just because you move to a new state.

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This Year's SECURE Act

This Year's SECURE Act

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: How does this year’s SECURE Act affect my IRA giving?

A. What’s Changed:

1. Now you can continue to invest in your IRA after age 70 ½,

but if you do, those investments will reduce your annual

qualified charitable distribution limit. Talk to a trusted

advisor for further details.

2. You don’t have to take your required minimum distribution

until age 72.

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Year-End Giving Deadlines

Year-End Giving Deadlines

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: What’s my deadline for year-end giving to my church and other ministries?

A: If you want to claim credit on this year’s taxes, the specifics vary according to what you plan to give:

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In Light of the Current Market, Should I Still Consider Giving Stock?

In Light of the Current Market, Should I Still Consider Giving Stock?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: In light of the current market, should I still consider giving stock?

A: Absolutely! Giving appreciated stock, real estate or other non-cash assets remains one of the most cost-effective ways to support your church or other ministries since you will receive a fair market value deduction at the time of your gift and avoid capital gains on the sale of appreciated assets.

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