Contributions and gifts-in-kind from persons who want to support the future of Forest Park are essential to growth of our ministry. There are many ways for you to support the ongoing ministries and future plans at Forest Park. Endowments, Creative Gift planning, Estate planning and memorials are just some of the ways to ensure the long term viability of Forest Park while providing very real and sometimes significant tax benefits to you and your family. You can even designate what you desire your gift to go towards. Possibilities include but are not limited to Summer Day Camp, retreat scholarships, specific building needs, Staff assistance, operational expenses, building upkeep, new activities areas, Summer Assembly.
Cash - Always welcome to help provide for the immediate needs of the ministry. You can donate now by going to our Support the Ministry page.
Appreciated Securities - Securities that have appreciated in value but are paying only a small dividend may be a significant gift and yet avoid paying any capital gains tax on the gift.
Wills - There are many ways to include Forest Park in your will. Provide for a fix amount, designate a specific item, personal property, percentage of your estate or a residual bequest are just a few.
Real Estate - Gifts of real estate may be made in different ways as well. Real estate may be given as an outright gift, a reserving life estate where you continue to use the property for the rest of your life, benefits from significant tax deductions, or funding a life income gift through real estate.
Personal Property - Automobiles, jewelry, art collections and many other items can provide for Forest Park.
Life Insurance - You can provide for Forest Park's ministry through a life insurance policy in many ways. A paid up policy, new policy benefitting Forest Park or by naming Forest Park as beneficiary of an existing policy, assign dividends, use as a guaranteed pledge, funding of a trust and more.
Life Income Plans - You would be able to give an asset you own to the Park but retain the lifetime include from the asset. Examples: Charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trust and pooled income funds.
Giving Income Gifts - Through this gift plan, the donor assigns the income to the Park with the remainder, at a specific time, being returned to the donor or passed on to other family members.
Retirement Plans - Donors can include Forest Park as a beneficiary of their IRA, profit sharing, Keogh, tax shelter annuity or other pension plan.
Stocks and Bonds - Direct donation of stock, or E, EE and H bonds.
Any and all giving should be in consultation with not only Forest Park but your own legal and tax consultants as well as your family. Appropriate recognition is certainly an option.