Funding a Future

“Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

You really care about some things

In fact, you care about the Church of the Good Samaritan so much that you would like this community of faith to continue and to develop and thrive even after you are gone. You want to make sure that Good Sam is around in the future. One of the simplest ways to ensure your legacy and make a difference is by leaving Good Sam a percentage of your estate. A gift of a percentage of your estate ensures that your donation remains proportionate to the size of the estate regardless of how it fluctuates over the years.

It is often thought that Planned Giving is only for the wealthy, but that is not the case. Everyone has assets of value that can make a real difference to Good Sam.

What is the Next Step?

Through a bequest in a will to Good Sam during one’s lifetime which is part of one’s overall estate plan and are typically made by:

  • A Will – Provides for family first and then remembers Good Sam.
  • Charitable Reminder Trust – Provides the donor with income for life and then makes a gift to Good Sam.
  • Gifts of Special Assets – such as life insurance, stock, or real estate.

It is our intention that bequests be added to the Good Sam Endowment that is intended to provide income to Good Sam in perpetuity for special needs and projects, not operating expenditures.

For more information regarding your wishes, please contact a member of our Endowment Board through the parish office at 865-693-9591 or