Planned Giving

Barnabas Foundation

Many people who have given to Christian organizations throughout their lifetimes want to make sure that part of their Estate will continue to support these Christian causes upon their death. They choose to make a charitable gift at that time, rather than allowing their charitable giving to end.

Planned gifts are a critical component of the school's fundraising efforts. Recognizing this, Zion has partnered with the Barnabas Foundation to assist our donors with their planned giving decisions.

As part of the school's membership with Barnabas, Zion supporters are given free access to Barnabas attorneys to discuss their planned giving. At no cost or obligation to the donor, this is a service that has been taken advantage of by more than 11,000 individuals and families over the course of the past 35 years. Contact Barnabas to set up your appointment today!

Planned Gifts

There are specific times and events in your life when planning your gifts can result in great benefit for both you and your favorite charities. Important events include the sale of appreciated assets, sale of a business, sale of a farm, and retirement. All of these are excellent times to consider a Planned Gift.

Planned Gifts may be made either during your lifetime or at death. They usually involve the assistance of professionals such as your accountant, attorney or financial planner.

To help you in your understanding of Planned Gifts, we've partnered with Barnabas Foundation to create a complete chart of  "Planned Giving Options" which identifies income and tax implications, along with benefits to you and your favorite charities.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply 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 to implement their Estate Plan. Like a Will, a Trust makes provision for the transfer of your assets at death. Unlike a Will, assets in the Trust are not subject to the costs and delays of probate. During your lifetime, it remains completely under your control.