Over the years, many members and friends of Bethel Church have made special gifts to the church above and beyond regular offerings. Some have been memorial gifts and others have been bequests in wills or trusts. Many have asked for a process where these special gifts can be made for the benefit of Bethel or other charitable Christian ministries with principles consistent with Bethel’s.
As a result, the Bethel Church Foundation was created in 2010 to encourage and facilitate these special gifts and provide members the opportunity to create a timeless legacy, reflecting their faith and values.
Types of Gifts
Your gift can be a simple donation or can be made by listing a bequest in your will or trust for a specific amount, property, asset, or percentage of your estate after you have taken care of your family. You may also consider making lifetime gifts to the Foundation. When making a contribution to the Foundation, you might want to consider the following types of assets.
Cash – A gift of cash is the most common and easiest way to make a gift to the Bethel Church Foundation.
Securities – Publicly traded securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are the most common form of non-cash charitable gifts. You may find that securities are the most attractive assets to give, because they are often highly appreciated, easily transferred, and in most cases, easily valued for deduction purposes without the need for a formal appraisal.
Life Insurance Policies – A life insurance policy is often overlooked as a gift option, but can provide tremendous benefits to the Foundation.
Real Estate – A gift of real estate can be an attractive way to make a substantial commitment to the Foundation under the right circumstances.
Retirement Funds – These include IRA accounts, Keogh accounts, Section 401(k) and Section 403(b) plans, and other qualified pension and profit-sharing plans otherwise known as “qualified retirement assets”.
Others – Includes personal property, closely held business interests, among others.
Board of Directors
The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of Bethel members. Each Board member is either a current or former member of the Session of Bethel Church.
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