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Summertime — Fun, Travel & Reflection


 


Summer is in full swing and many are travelling and having fun outdoors with friends and family. But it is also a season for planning. At LUM, staff are looking toward the future — preparing for programs like Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, Community Thanksgiving and Jubilee Christmas. So too could you be spending some time this summer planning for the future and thinking about the less fortunate.

Perhaps you can spend some time this summer creating a personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime. During our lifetimes, we support our neighbors with our gifts to LUM, but by creating a legacy through Planned Giving your support of our ministry will continue for all perpetuity.

It’s a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you 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. We also hope you will remember Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will.


First, 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. When you are ready to begin the conversation, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you (jmicon@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691). To give to LUM online, click HERE.

Whatever you decide — enjoy your summer with your family and friends — and think for a moment about the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry and the families we serve.


More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.


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Justice Toward God, Self & Your Neighbors



The Lenten Season began yesterday — Ash Wednesday — and will continue for 40 days commencing on Holy Thursday, April 13.

Many of us will “prepare” during your journey of Lent through prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice toward self), and almsgiving (justice toward your neighbors).

As we reflect on Giving — perhaps you would consider a legacy gift to LUM—an organization pledged to fight for justice for your neighbors. Through Planned Giving you are able to create your own personal legacy by continuing to support Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime.

During our lifetimes, we support our neighbors with our gifts to LUM. Why not create a legacy through Planned Giving so our ministry will continue after you and I are no longer able to give. It’s 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.

We are ready and willing to help you leave a legacy and fulfill your philanthropic goals of supporting 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 will remember the Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will. Create your legacy to support the mission of LUM now and beyond your lifetime.


If you are interested in beginning the conversation, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you (jmicon@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691). To give to LUM online, click HERE.

Whatever you decide —we sincerely hope you have a fruitful Lenten journey and a blessed Easter.


More information on Giving to LUM may be found HERE.


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Make This the Year of Your Legacy


What better goal for this NEW year than to create your own personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime?



During our lifetimes, we support the families in our community with our gifts to LUM, but creating a legacy through Planned Giving means our ministry will continue for all perpetuity.

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.


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.

We know that offering homeless people food and shelter and lightening their load is the first step to helping them build better lives. But we also know it’s only the first step. That’s why LUM offers dozens of innovative programs of service, assistance, self-help, education and social justice advocacy. There will always be the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised in our world. We will always need to help provide these vital services to the families in our community. We hope you’ll help this important work to continue by giving generously.


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 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 Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you (jmicon@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.


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Remember LUM in Your Will


What would happen if each of us gave a gift in our will, no matter how large or small, to Lafayette Urban Ministry?


heart-in-handYour gift could inspire at-risk youth, fight hunger and homelessness, work for social justice, create a brighter future for working families, or strengthen our community’s social safety net. You would leave a lasting legacy to continue the work you so strongly supported during your lifetime. Please consider including Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will.

Contact your attorney or financial advisor; and please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org). More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.


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