of the Great Lakes Conference Churches of God, General Conference

Ways to Give

Growing The Foundation

Growing The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference is in the process of developing growth of invested funds. By accomplishing this vision we can then create more monies for the Grant process. It is one way you can help us as we serve more ministries within the Great Lakes Conference and around the world. You can help as you review the various ways that you could give to The Foundation and it’s ministry to so many great projects of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and building the Kingdom of God.

Please review the information on how to Make a Gift, What to Give, and Through Planned Giving. Please contact us if you have questions and would like to explore how you can help to Grow The Foundation.

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Make a Gift

The Foundation serves as a ministry to the Great Lakes Conference, Churches of the Conference, Camps of the Conference, and Agencies of the Conference in expanding ministries and outreach to many people.

You can make a gift to The Foundation that will perpetually, through the years, create or expand outreach ministries to people of the Churches and agencies. There are many opportunities to assist through Great Lakes Conference, Cross Cultural ministries, including Winebrenner Theological Seminary and University of Findlay. All these institutions are a part of the ministry of outreach in helping them achieve their ministries.

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Plan Ahead

It is important to plan!
Donate now with a check, made payable to The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference. Contributions are accepted at any time.

Contact us so we may assist you in planning ways to give a gift that will minister to others for years to come through The Foundation.

How to Give

Donations: Please make checks payable to The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference. Cash donations can be given at any time and donations will be added to the assets.

Appreciated Stock, Mutual Fund Shares, or Closely Held Stock: Usually, a gift of appreciated stock or mutual fund shares can qualify for an income tax deduction equal to its current market value, and there is no capital gains tax when the fund shares are sold by The Foundation.

Real Estate or Personal Property: Consider a gift of real estate to make a substantial outright or planned gift. Gifts of valuable items like jewelry, antiques, or art can also create charitable legacies.

IRA’s and Other Retirement Funds: Lessen the impact of income, estate and generation-skipping taxes on a families inheritance by naming The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference as the beneficiary.

For more information about any of these options, please
contact us.

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Planned Giving

Planned giving strategies can help you make charitable gifts while enjoying tax benefits and preserving economic value for yourself and your loved ones. The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference offers many ways for individuals to benefit ministry for building the kingdom of God through the Great Lakes Conference, now and in the future by estate planning.

Bequests are the most common way to make lasting gifts. Simply list The Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate plan. Donors are encouraged to consult with our staff when preparing their estate plans to insure that The Foundation is able to carry out their wishes.

IRA, 401(k), or Other Qualified Retirement Plan Assets may be used to leave a legacy simply by naming The Foundation as beneficiary.

Life Insurance can be used if you name The Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy – perhaps a policy that is no longer essential to your financial goals.

The staff of The Foundation is available to meet with you and your professional advisor to discuss questions and concerns regarding estate and gift planning. Please contact us if you would like more information or a private consultation.

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Why The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference?

There is unique added value to working with The Foundation of The Great Lakes Conference:

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