Gifting and Planned Giving
Online Giving is another way to either contribute to Holy Trinity as part of your pledge or make a specific or general donation for any reason. Contributing to the mission and ministry of the church on line is safe using our secure REALM link. REALM is the church software company that Holy Trinity uses. Simply click on the GIVE link below. No account with REALM is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the Church office.
Opportunities for Stewards of God's Bounty
We are all Stewards of God’s Bounty
PLANNED GIVING provides each of us with an opportunity to share the bounty we have received.
We encourage you to consider how you can make a planned gift to Holy Trinity be a part of your Christian legacy.
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?
Planned Giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts may be made to the church from accumulated resources. It usually involves ﬁnancial or estate planning, however, it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned Giving is a means by which everyone concerned with the Wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.
The most common way of making a planned gift would be by designating Holy Trinity as a beneﬁciary in your will. Such a bequest could be for a speciﬁed amount, or for a percentage of your estate. Other options include designating the church as a beneﬁciary of your retirement plan, or of a life insurance policy, or by gifts of appreciated securities. There are other more complex ways to set up a planned gift. Your attorney or financial planner may have recommendations that are best suited to your unique needs. The Episcopal Church Foundation has published an excellent booklet describing in more detail the different ways you can accomplish your planned giving through immediate, deferred or life income gifts. A copy of that booklet is available upon request.
To learn more about PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES you may wish to talk ﬁrst to our Rector or a member of the Holy Trinity Endowment Board.
Holy Trinity Endowment Opportunities
Planned gifts can help to provide a financially secure future for Holy Trinity. We now have three different
ENDOWMENTS, established with initial gifts from parishioners who wished to support the future of our Church. We encourage you to consider designating one, or more, of these endowments to receive your planned gift. Brief facts concerning each endowment follows.
Endowment Fund of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Established in 2014 to receive a major gift from the Jack and Meta Reed Estate to be used to “enable Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to more completely fulfill its mission by developing its ministries beyond what is possible through its annual operating funds.” Custodian of the Fund is the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund Board. Distributions from the fund may begin when its value has reached $500,000.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Organizational Endowment
The Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by Ron & Lynn Petti to be used to “endow annual grants to Holy Trinity, preferably for the expenses of improving and maintaining its buildings and grounds and insuring its religious ministry.” It is managed by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Distributions from the fund may begin when its value has reached $100,000.
Holy Trinity Music Endowment
Established in 2007 by Don & Billie Edgington. The purpose is to assist Holy Trinity in continuing and expanding our music program. It is managed by the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas.