Is Messiah College included in your Estate Plans?

A significant source of support for Messiah is to document bequest intentions to the College. Knowing and documenting future bequests is important for a number of reasons:

  1. We want to be able to recognize and thank those who wish to Create a Legacy with the College.
  2. We want to be good stewards and utilize the bequest in the way it was desired.
  3. Knowing bequest intentions will enable the College to better plan for its financial future.
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Legacy gifts have been critical to Messiah College's mission. They make up 80% of our endowment, have helped us build numerous facilities, and provided much needed financial aid to students. If you included Messiah College in your estate plans, please print, complete and mail the Confidential Charitable Bequest Intent form to: Messiah College, One College Avenue Suite 3013, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

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Peace of Mind Gift Annuity

Peace of Mind Gift Annuity

Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it. Over the years, the stock has increased in value many times.

Clara: I have enjoyed my home and I thought if I like my home, other people would like theirs. Because I was a happy homeowner, I purchased shares of stock in this homebuilder. It was a good investment.

While the stock has gone up in value several times, I am now tired of guessing the market. In the last few years, the stock has gone up and down in value. I think it would be much better to have a good fixed return and not worry about the stock markets.

Clara called her favorite charity and discovered that she could receive a return of almost 6.4%, based upon her age. This fixed payment was in addition to a large income tax deduction. Clara decided to transfer $10,000 of appreciated stock to our organization.

Clara: I am delighted with my gift annuity. I receive 6.4% and saved over $1,500 in income taxes. This plan has been great. Best of all, I no longer have to watch the markets go up and down. I now have peace of mind.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your gift annuity benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


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