Ways to give
Annual giving is the expression of gratitude through the contribution of assets for the immediate benefit of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Many who give to the Church simply write checks or charge gifts to credit cards. A wide variety of types of assets may be available to members and friends who wish to support the activities of The Mother Church.
Planned giving is a way of providing for a gift to the Church that uses tax, financial and estate planning techniques to enable a gift commitment to the Church that may also provide tax and financial benefits for the donor. Many planned gifts occur through donors’ wills, living trusts or beneficiary designations from retirement plans, life insurance and financial accounts. Such gifts may save estate taxes and other costs. Several gift plans pay donors income for life, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and pooled income funds, which provide income tax charitable deductions and possible capital gains tax savings. It is also possible to contribute homes or agricultural property with donors retaining lifetime use and occupancy.