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Our stewardship goal is to give 10% of what God has blessed us with back to His Church. This is called Tithing – and it is the responsibility of every faithful Orthodox Christian.

We are asking our stewards to begin by offering at least 3% of their monthly income in 2017. That’s only 3 pennies out of every 1 dollar!!! – The 3 Pennies Challenge!


Planned Giving

 

Simple Ways to Make a Planned Gift

Here are a few simple ways to make a planned gift to your Church.  These gifts don’t require you to amend or create a Will and don’t usually take much time to do. If you are not sure how much to give because you are not sure how much you will need, these methods donate amounts that are left after you are gone.

·      Designate your Church as the beneficiary of your retirement account (e.g., IRA or 401(k) plan).  (Your plan administrator can provide you with the appropriate beneficiary designation form.)

o   You may leave the entire account or a percentage of the proceeds to the Church.

o   You may name the Church as the primary beneficiary or as the contingent beneficiary.

·      Designate your Church as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy you don’t need.  (Your life insurance agent can provide you with the appropriate beneficiary designation form.)

o   You may leave the entire policy or a percentage of the proceeds to the Church.

o   You may name the Church as the primary beneficiary or as the contingent beneficiary.

·      Add a Payable on Death (“POD”) or Transfer on Death (“TOD”) designation to a bank or securities account so that the account assets are distributed to the Church on your death.

·      Establish a pattern of giving to your Church and authorize your Attorney-in-Fact to continue that pattern on your behalf in the event that you become incompetent.  If your parish participates in FaithDirect, you may establish your pattern of giving online and it will automatically deduct donations in the amount you designate from the account you direct.

·      Direct family members to request that memorial donations be made to your Church on your death.

Please contact your parish priest or a member of your parish’s Planned Giving Committee to obtain the legal name of your parish and its tax identification number.  You can also contact these Archdiocesan offices for more information on a confidential, no-obligation basis.

Stewardship Ministries          Tel 646-519-6160   email    Stewardship@goarch.org

Office of Parish Development    Tel 847-478-5275   email JMinetos@Goarch.org

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Ministries

Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

307 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019

646/519-6160 Stewardship@goarch.org

 

 

 

Your final plans should always be discussed and reviewed with your attorney and/or financial advisor