Planned giving, otherwise known as bequest or legacy, enables you to continue your support of the mission of the Catholic Church in Singapore after death. By working with your lawyers to make special provisions in your will, bequests to Catholic Foundation can be made for your legacy to be left for the Catholic Church.
What is Planned Giving?
It is a contribution that is planned for and funded during the donor’s lifetime, but only received after the donor’s passing.
Planned giving, otherwise known as a bequest or legacy gift, allows you to indicate the type, amount and timing that the Church receives the specified contribution, after having considered family and other requirements.
Therefore, planned giving allows donors to fulfil their stewardship call beyond their lifetime and ensure that their God-given resources continue to support the work of the Church in a tangible way.
Types of planned gifts can include:
- Marketable securities or assets
- Life insurance
- Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies
Why should every Christian consider planned giving?
Called to be faithful stewards of God’s resources, every Christian is challenged to look into the needs of the Church. Leaving a legacy through the planned disposition of your accumulated assets can be a powerful statement, one that declares your gratitude to God for His blessings and your desire to return them to Him for the benefit of others.
In choosing a cause that you hold dear and stewarding your resources wisely, you can decide now how to share with others what God has blessed you with, so that you can do good well into the future, even after you have returned to the Lord.
Your example of generosity may inspire others to do the same, so that as one Body, the faithful can continue to support the long-term operational and building needs of our archdiocese, and enable the Gospel to touch more people in Singapore.
In addition, such planned giving does not affect your current finances or responsibilities, since your gifts will only be transferred after you have passed on.
How to leave a legacy for the Church
There are several ways that are available for you to leave your planned gifts to the Church through the Catholic Foundation.
Let us know your plan
If you would like to have a private discussion about leaving a legacy, please click on the button below and fill up the form.
Your response will be for our knowledge only and will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. It does not bind you to the action you indicate in the form or prevent you from changing your planned giving in future.
Alternatively, you can call us at 6338-0348 or email us at [email protected] .