Planned Giving is a term that describes the thoughtful designation of a gift that will be made some time in the future, usually at the end of the donor’s life. At St. Peter’s, planned gifts help ensure that our values as a faith community will be preserved for the future.
Unlike contributions made through our annual stewardship campaign, planned gifts provide resources beyond what is needed to support our daily activities. These resources can be used to greatly enrich areas of ministry such as outreach or music, or to safeguard our future ability to maintain our historic physical property.
Planned gifts can be made in a wide variety of ways, and include gifts of various sizes which come to us through a range of contribution methods. These gifts work together to create a common legacy for all the members of our community who believe in the importance of our mission in Center City Charlotte. Gifts that come to our parish through planned giving become part of the St. Peter’s Endowment, which was established in 1955.
You can play an important role in the future of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church by adding your own planned gift to the legacy we are building. Maria Long serves as Chairman of the Planned Giving Committee and collaborates with Endowment Chairman, Bill Williamson on this ministry. To learn more about Planned Giving and the 1834 Legacy Society, e-mail Maria Long.
Download a copy of our Planned Giving Brochure (PDF opens in a new window).
Planned Giving: 2016 Annual Meeting of the Parish, December 4
Maria Long, Chairman, Planned Giving Committee
The Planned Giving Committee was established in 2002 to enhance the principal of the St. Peter’s Endowment by working intentionally to increase the number of planned gifts to the Endowment. The Endowment provides resources to St. Peter’s by funding outreach grants from endowment income and by helping the church meet extraordinary parish needs, including capital projects. | The 1834 Legacy Society, named for the year Episcopalians first organized for worship in Charlotte, currently has 135 members. Members include those who have pledged or made a planned gift. | Committee members are Maria Long, Chairman; John Arrowood; Kristin Bradberry; Ellison Clary; David Lavoie; Dan Raiford; Jim Shannonhouse; Bill Williamson; Dan Woodall; and The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, ex officio.