Creating a Rising Tide of Support
A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting impact on Lutheran Planned Giving of South Dakota.
A bequest may be made in your will or trust directing a gift to Lutheran Planned Giving of South Dakota.
Church or Favorite Ministries
Benefits of Your Bequest
How Do You Make a Bequest?
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Lutheran Planned Giving of South Dakota as part of your estate plan.Click Here to review sample bequest language.
Your Bequest Options
A bequest may be made in several ways:
Making a Bequest of Your Retirement Assets
A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to a church or ministry you choose. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating a church or favorite ministry you choose as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.