Planned Giving at Fourth Church

Giving for the Future
Making a planned gift is not just for those who have wealth or special financial expertise but for anyone with a generous spirit who wants to designate their gifts while they are living. As members and friends of Fourth Presbyterian Church, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. They gave gifts to fund the current needs and for the long-term benefit of those who would follow them in ministry.


What Is a Planned Gift?
A planned gift is a gift from your assets or estate that might include a bequest, life insurance, real estate, or personal property. There are a number of gifting options, including outright gifts of cash or assets, a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, and charitable lead trust. Information on these options are explained in the brochure “Sustaining the Light” available from the Resource Development office (312.981.3380). We strongly urge our donors to work closely with their financial advisors to determine the most advantageous estate plan for them.


Why Consider a Planned Gift?
Your legacy gift ensures the continued vitality of Fourth Presbyterian Church from one generation to the next. While a planned gift brings a sense of fulfillment to our own lives, it may also provide financial benefits to the donor, including tax savings, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and release from financial management.


The Fourth Presbyterian Church Legacy Gift Societies
In order to recognize and celebrate your support, three Legacy Societies have been established, named in honor of three former pastors of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

John Timothy Stone Legacy Society—Planned gifts to this society will enable Fourth Presbyterian Church to apply financial resources where they are needed most.

Harrison Ray Anderson Legacy Society—Planned gifts to this society will support educational ministries.

Elam Davies Legacy Society—Planned gifts to this society will help sustain social service ministries.

As a member of one of these societies, you will receive invitations to special events and seminars, and be acknowledged in the annual report and on a donor board (you may remain anonymous if you wish).


Taking the Next Step
Call or email Katy Frey Bever in the Resource Development Office (312.981.3380) with any questions you may have or to let her know that you have remembered Fourth Presbyterian Church in your estate plans.