Our Legacy Circle

We invite you to join The All Saints’ Legacy Circle, a family of faithful Christians who wish to remember our Church in their wills. The Legacy Circle exists not only to encourage bequests to the Church to perpetuate our ministries from generation to generation, but also to encourage all parishioners to have an up-to-date will, which is one of the greatest gifts we can give our loved ones. In doing so, we are fulfilling what it says in the Book of Common Prayer:

“The Minister of the Congregation is directed to instruct the people, from time to time, about the duty of Christian parents to make prudent provision for the well-being of their families, and of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable uses.” (p. 445)

Making a planned gift helps carry the message of Christ and His Gospel, and to sustain His work through All Saints’ Parish now and in the decades ahead by protecting against changing economic conditions, through a perpetual fund of income producing assets prudently managed.

A planned gift made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church can reduce income taxes today, estate taxes in the future, and even provide income throughout your life. Gift planning establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well.

While we cannot give tax or legal advice, we will provide eminently qualified attorneys, accountants, and appraisers through the Episcopal Church Foundation. Just contact Lindsay Wood, Director of Administration & Development in the Church Office at lwood@allsaints.org or 602.279.5539 and we can facilitate the call. We can also provide you copies of our endowment policy that spells out in specific terms how the funds will be prudently spent.

We can provide you more information on the following ways to give a planned gift.

  • A Bequest in a Will  (Perhaps the easiest and the most common way)
  • Life Income Gifts
  • Gifts of Real Estate, Appreciated Property, and Tangible Personal Property
  • Gifts of Life Insurance