planned giving club
Our heritage society, Club 10:14, honors caring people who are helping us fulfill our mission of ministry to people of all ages by remembering NLOM in their estate plans. The name Club 10:14 comes from Mark 10:14 where Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries relies on the assistance of Lutheran Giving, a professional estate planning resource for our donors to use at no cost. The office of Lutheran Giving is made possible by the Nebraska Synod and its agencies and institutions in partnership with the ELCA Foundation.
Are you WILLing? As a Christian, you are the caretaker of the unique God-given gift of life. You have rejoiced in your talents by being a lifelong steward. The distribution of your estate is the last witness of your faith. You can continue your Christian stewardship by providing for the work of the church long after your life ends.
Estate planning can take many forms. Our Special Gifts Officer, Dave Coker, can help you get started with Lutheran Giving being brought into help you with your plan.
The most common planned gift is a bequest through your will or trust. Bequests can include a specific amount or piece of property, a percent of your estate, the residual of your estate or a contingency (if the donor outlives the heir).
One of the most tax-efficient charitable gifts is a remainder from your retirement account as your charity is not required to pay taxes on the remainder as your heirs would. You can also include your charity on beneficiary designations for life insurance, annuities & brokerage accounts.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
A gift that provides a fixed annuity payment for one or two lives with the remainder to charity. Annuity rates range from 4.7% for a 65-year-old individual to 9% for an individual who is 90 or older.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST
A gift that pays out a fixed rate or fixed amount over your lifetime and additionally to heirs at your death if desired, with the remainder going to your charity(ies). A Charitable Trust may increase current income, bypass capital gains taxes, and provide an income tax deduction.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST
A gift that pays an income stream to your charity(its) for a period of years then passes a large asset, at a reduced tax consequence, to your heirs.
REAL ESTATE & OTHER PROPERTY
Certain property, or a portion, can be given to charity allowing you to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes, receive a current tax deduction and provide much-needed funding for those in need.
To include NLOM in your estate, our organization name is Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, Inc. and our EIN is #47-0488319.
For more information about stewardship in your estate planning, contact Dave Coker by email at DCoker@NLOM.org or by phone at 402-430-4925.
As Bishop of the Nebraska Synod during the earliest days of camp, I’ve been privileged to witness the growth and effectiveness of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. NLOM continues to do critically important work, so Barbara and I are pleased that we have made a generous provision for camp in our estate plans.
- Rev. Dr. Dennis Anderson
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