Planned Giving

Support ministry for years to come with a planned gift to CEP.

When you’ve been careful with your finances, it feels good to use some of your wealth to expand the Kingdom, assist those in need, and empower ministries for the future. With a bit of planning, you can make gifts to CEP that create a lasting legacy while accomplishing various estate goals. In addition, you will be able to reduce tax burdens and could receive fixed payments for life — dependent on the gift option you choose. Review the list of planned giving options below to learn more!

Types of Planned Giving

  • A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is essentially a contract between you and CEP. When you gift your asset to us, we will make fixed payments to you (and/or another person) for life. The fixed income can be higher than other interest payouts, depending on your age. A portion of your income stream may be even tax-free. At the end of your life, the money will be used to support ministry.

    If you would like a personal illustration about how a Charitable Gift Annuity might work for you, click on the link below and complete the request form. Our team will happily prepare an illustration for you.

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  • A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. You simply include language in your Will or Trust that specifies CEP as a part of your estate. A bequest may be made as a gift of a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount or asset, or from the balance/residue of your estate.

    Bequest language is simple and can read as follows: I bequest _____________ (percent of my estate or a specific dollar amount) to Church Extension Plan, with its offices located at 4070 27th Ct. SE, Salem, OR 97302.

    If you have designated a gift to CEP through your Will or Trust and would like to be a part of our Legacy Partners, please click on the link below to let us know of your future gift.

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  • An IRA charitable rollover gift is one way you can partner with us to impact ministry and receive some tax benefits this year. If you are 70 ½ or older, an IRA rollover gift allows you to reduce your taxable income and satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.

    If you would like to make an IRA charitable rollover gift, click on the link below and one of our team members will contact you.

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  • Charitable Trusts can be created in many forms. They are a great way to provide a large gift to ministry while also providing income to family, avoiding capital gains taxes, and potentially transferring assets out of the estate. Charitable Trusts do require additional planning, and there is specific language that requires the involvement of a qualified attorney who is familiar with charitable planning.

    If you would like more information about how a charitable Trust might work for you, please click on the link below.

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