Your lasting legacy

Planned Giving

A planned gift for the future

Someone recently remarked that the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, and that the next best time is today. As we view Trinity’s campus, we see God’s blessing on past commitments which have grown into today’s opportunities. Today we look to the future and seek God’s direction for the best use of our resources.

One of the most significant ways to provide a lasting gift is through planned giving. Planned giving is designed to maximize the benefits of your charitable gifts. By using the favorable tax treatment of charitable gifts, you can provide tuition support, scholarships, and the ongoing care of our facilities. Such gifts help Trinity while providing benefits for you and your family.

Ways to Give

Your support through planned giving provides a continual resource for the future. See the many ways you can benefit Trinity with a planned gift.

What are your plans for the future? While there is no single way to achieve all of your personal and financial goals, there is one strategy that can meet many of your needs. It’s called a charitable remainder trust. In the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support to a charitable organization like ours.

Leave your legacy by making a gift in your will to friends, family and charities. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to remember those you care about most.

The concept of the charitable gift annuity in America dates back to the 1870s, when a parishioner first donated a valuable asset to the church in exchange for a flow of income. Today, the concept includes valuable tax benefits for donors.

Perhaps you would like to make a sizable contribution to us now to help meet our current needs, but you don’t want to reduce the estate you will pass to your family. The solution? Purchase life insurance.

One of your valued possessions, your home, can become a valued gift to us even while you are still living in it, and even if you want your spouse or other survivor to live there for life. This arrangement is called a retained life estate.

If your goal is to provide an inheritance for your children, but you would also like to make a significant charitable gift through your estate, find out how a charitable lead trust can help you satisfy both objectives. It’s a charitable lead trust that can provide a significant charitable gift through your estate and provide an inheritance to your children.

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Have Questions?
Get in Touch.

Ken Boss

Director of Planned Giving
708.239.4767
ken.boss@trnty.edu

Scholarships

Trinity students graduate on fire to build lives that make a difference. You can be a part of this great work through our scholarship program.

Without the faithfulness of our scholarship donors, some students would be unable to attend Trinity. More than 90 percent of Trinity students receive financial aid to help meet the cost of their education. Scholarship gifts provide a renewable resource and help prepare students to live lives for good, for God, and for the world.

We would like to challenge you to consider how God may be calling you to provide an education opportunity through our scholarship program. Your partnership is a valuable asset to the ongoing work at Trinity.

Ready to make a difference? Get in touch.