Final Expression of Our Stewardship
There is no better way to thank God than to share His Word with others and give cheerfully. Cheerful giving needs careful planning. Here are some helpful hints:
What Can We Give? Giving Money
Gifts in the form of cash or through checks are the most common methods of charitable giving. All gifts to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) delivered or mailed by December 31, qualify for tax deduction for that year, and bring cheer not only to the giver, but also renewed hope to thousands of people who depend on our giving.
Please be as generous as you can and give as liberally as God (the source of all gifts) commands.
Appreciated Property: Giving Securities
Stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have increased in value can bring extra tax savings. Not only the donor will enjoy the tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift, but will also bypass capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if the securities were sold.
Giving Through A Will Or Living Trust
The end of the year is also a good time to review long-range estate and financial planning.
Giving through wills, living trusts, life insurance policies and retirement accounts will offer great opportunities for leaving a lasting legacy to charitable interests.
Gifts and bequests can be used to establish endowment funds in the name of the donor or someone the donor wishes to honor. These endowment funds are invested by the AMAA and the income is used to support designated purposes of the donor as part of the worldwide outreach of the AMAA.
There are many ways you can make your giving meaningful and cheerful. Planning and timing are essential. Just take a moment and think what your giving today will mean for you and for others tomorrow. God will bless you abundantly.
For additional information on giving and estate planning, please write or call confidentially to the Executive Director/CEO:
Armenian Missionary Association of America
31 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 265-2607