Plan Ahead for 2021 – Consider a Legacy Gift


As you welcome in the NEW year consider making it your goal to create your own personal legacy by continuing to invest in the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime.

The kind of help provided by Lafayette Urban Ministry to this community doesn’t happen automatically and won’t happen without your support. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” At the Lafayette Urban Ministry we take those words seriously. LUM offers dozens of innovative programs of service, assistance, self-help, education and social justice advocacy. We will always need to help provide these vital services to the families in our community. During our lifetimes, we invest in these programs and support the families in our community with our gifts to LUM, but creating a legacy through Planned Giving means the ministry will continue for all time.

Giving to Lafayette Urban Ministry is a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you (the donor) and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan, the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM.

Meet with your professional advisor to learn how informed estate planning can increase the overall value of your estate with a gift of tax-burdened assets (like IRAs, 401(k), or savings bonds) to Lafayette Urban Ministry. We hope you would consider a legacy gift that would support Lafayette Urban Ministry in your plans. Create your legacy this new year to support the mission of LUM now and beyond your lifetime. We are ready and willing to help you leave a legacy and fulfill your philanthropic goals of supporting LUM. If you are interested in beginning the conversation, please email or call Wes Tillett, LUM executive director (wtillett@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.


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