Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As children of God, we know that this life we live is not about the now; it’s about eternity. Someday we will leave this world, but we want to make a difference for those who come behind us even after we’ve passed on. As you look at the days ahead and wonder what good you can do with the legacy you leave, the one thing that reigns supreme is eternity. Please consider allowing this ministry, the Panama City Rescue Mission, to continue a legacy for eternity in your name. Join our Legacy of Love with a pledge to make a gift to the Panama City Rescue Mission in your last will and testament. If you are passionate about restoring lives and families, let your will reflect your life’s charitable preferences and generosity. Your philanthropic life story can live on and continue to help transform lives in your community for decades after you’ve gone on to be with your Lord and Savior. It may be that the earthly legacy you leave is the doorway to the eternal legacy for someone coming behind you. It’s no small matter that makes an eternal contribution.
What to Consider
Legacy or planned giving is a way you can provide a future gift from your estate to the Panama City Rescue Mission. A legacy gift is not meant to replace, but to complement your current giving plan. You can specify a portion of your assets to go to the Panama City Rescue Mission. During your lifetime, you can receive tax benefits for your planned gift by investing in specific instruments, such as pooled income funds, gift annuities, and various trusts. A planned gift today can help the Mission continue to meet the needs of the less fortunate and carry out the Mission’s vision for years to come. There are many options for legacy giving:
- Bequest of a residence
- Specific bequest
- Designation of beneficiary of life insurance policies
- Designation of beneficiary of pension/retirement plan
- Gift of real estate
- Gift from a trust fund or annuity
- Contingent bequest
- Appreciated securities
Any gift can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one. For assistance in specific cases, please consult your attorney or professional advisor. Please call Michelle Price, Director of Development, at 850-215-5029, to learn more about how you and your planned gifts can impact the ministry of the Panama City Rescue Mission.