Legacy donation buys chimes and refurbishes bells

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Recently, SLA received a donation of $10,000 to the music department from the mother of several alumni. She recognized the value Christian education and music played in her children's lives and left a contribution to SLA in her will. With these funds, we can buy new chimes, refurbish the much-used bells and purchase bell table covers. We are so grateful for this generous gift and will use it to further enhance the meaningful musical instruction and music ministry our students enjoy.

Have you considered supporting SLA in your estate planning? Some of the options to consider in estate planning are a bequest, a charitable remainder trust and a charitable gift annuity. A bequest is written into your will or trust and specifies a gift to be made to the recipient of your choice. Both the charitable remainder trust and charitable gift annuity provides income to you while making a gift to a nonprofit organization and providing tax benefits. A charitable remainder trust permits you to make a gift of your appreciatied property and recive payments during your lifetime. A charitable gift annuity transfers an asset to a nonprofit organization who in turn agrees to make payment to the donor for life.

Tom Murray, Director of Planned Giving and Trust Services at Southern New England Conference, will be available during Alumni Weekend to meet with anyone who would like to learn more about planned giving or to set up a trust or will. Please contact him to schedule an appointment for Sunday, Oct. 7, while you're in town. 

If you have any questions regarding planned giving, or  would like to schedule an appointment during Alumni Weekend, please contact Tom Murray at (978) 365-4551, ext. 615 or plannedgiving@sneconline.org.