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Planned Giving

The Christian Reformed Church Heritage Fund accepts estate gifts from individuals and families to help meet the ministry goals of the CRC for generations to come, whether by designating a future gift or creating an endowment for a ministry program.

While the Christian Reformed Church does not offer estate-planning services directly, it does so in partnership with Barnabas Foundation for U.S. donors, and with Christian Stewardship Services for Canadian donors, in order to help families make planned gifts and develop estate plans.

Planned gifts may be made either during your lifetime or at death. Any important life event such as the sale of appreciated assets, sale of a business, sale of a farm, and retirement are excellent times to consider a planned gift to the CRC Heritage Fund.

Estate planning is the process of deciding where your assets should be distributed after your death. The plan is implemented through a will or revocable living trust. For many people a revocable living trust is an excellent tool by which to implement their estate plan. Like a will, a trust makes provision for the transfer of your assets at death. However, assets in a trust are not subject to the costs and delays of probate, as is the case with a will. During your lifetime, the trust remains completely under your control.

Gifts you can make anytime

  • cash
  • traded securities
  • real estate
  • closely held securities
  • paid-up life insurance
  • tangible personal property
  • residual retirement plan assets, after your lifetime

Ways to Give

  • charitable gift annuities
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • memorial and honorary gifts
  • charitable lead trusts
  • donor advised funds
  • bequests
  • beneficiary designations
  • endowed gifts
  • gift of your home, but you continue to live there for life

If you have questions, or to get started, please contact the Advancement office and someone will be happy to talk with you about this important decision.

Jeff Bolt 
Director of Advancement 
Christian Reformed Church in NA 
(616) 224-0817 or 877-272-6204 
[email protected]

Josh Remer 
Donor Relations Officer
Christian Reformed Church in NA 
(616) 224-5885 
[email protected]