How to Give When It’s Hard


Change is hard. No matter if you’re starting a new job, building a new home, getting married or divorced, or dealing with some other major life event, you have to learn to make adjustments.

The same can be said about your charitable giving. If your financial situation changes, consider a giving adjustment that doesn’t affect today’s income. Consider a planned gift.

A planned gift is made in the future and doesn’t affect your current income. With these gifts, you can choose a method of giving that protects the immediate needs of your loved ones and may offer tax savings. Because they are made after your lifetime, planned gifts are especially appealing during times of change.

Gifts of all sizes can make a big difference in securing our future work. Here are a few ways you can give to LFCS:

  • Include LFCS in your will or trust. This is an easy and flexible way to extend your support. You can give a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate. As little as one sentence in you will is all it takes to complete the gift.
  • Donate retirement plan assets. By making a simple designation on your plan’s beneficiary designation form, you can save your heirs from a significant tax burden while supporting our mission.
  • Donate a life insurance policy. You can donate a no-longer-needed policy or simply name Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri as the beneficiary.

LFCS has free, confidential expert help available for you at no obligation. Contact us today or click here to learn more.