Thank you for your interest in learning more about the benefits of planned giving — for you, for your family, and for the children at Epworth.
Planned giving is as easy as (1) making a charitable gift, and (2) saving taxes. We’d like to make it even easier with this introduction to some of the best ways to give — and save.
We hope that this information will be helpful to you and your attorney, accountant, or other professional advisors. If you have further questions, please give us a call at 803-256-7394. Thank you for your interest and support.
Types of Gifts
If you itemize, you can lower your income taxes simply by writing us a check. Gifts of cash are fully deductible––up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Gifts of a residence, vacation home, farm, acreage, or vacant lot can have significant tax advantages.
Current tax laws make it possible for you to make a charitable gift of stock at a remarkably low after-tax cost.
Through a gift of life insurance, you can make a substantial contribution to us—at a low out-of-pocket cost.
Common Planned Giving Methods
Become a Member of the Society of 1896
All persons leaving a planned gift or bequest that exceeds $25,000 will be included in the Society of 1896 when Epworth is notified of your planned gift or bequest. All Society members are recognized as members on a display in the Administration Office at Epworth Children’s Home. Gifts are also listed in our Newsletter upon receipt of the gift and in every subsequent Annual Report to Donors.
Epworth Staff Contact
Lisa Livingston Fusco, Senior Director of Development & Communications