Assets to Give
Gifts come in many ways and sizes.
Make an impact on ministry today and maximize your charitable deduction.
By changing the beneficiary of your policy, you can make a gift to ministry. Or, transfer the ownership of the cash value life insurance policy.
]Qualified Retirement Plans (IRA, Keogh, 401k, 403b)
Your qualified retirement plan can provide a significant gift to ministry.
Gifts of real estate will allow you to receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law, bypass capital gain tax, provide you an opportunity to establish a gift that provides an income for life, and make a substantial donation to your favorite ministry.
Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) can allow you to take a deduction for the current market value on the date of the gift and avoid capital gains tax.
] Any examples and information on this page are for illustrative and educational purposes only and should not be considered tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax or legal advisor before proceeding with your estate plan. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, via the ELCA Foundation, currently does not offer charitable gift annuities to any persons in the states of Alabama and Hawaii.