Planned giving

How you can invest more deeply in spreading the gospel—and help your persecuted brothers and sisters

Plan your greatest, most impactful gift!

There is a way for you to give a gift that will help Christians all over the world who are targets because they follow Jesus—and that will help you prepare for your financial future and leave a legacy of giving.

If you’re interested, Open Doors is excited to help! Here are some things to think about as you consider how to help your persecuted brothers and sisters and improve your financial outlook.


The term “planned giving” or “planned gifts” refers to special charitable gifts that require some knowledge and planning before they are “gifted” to a non-profit organization. They offer numerous advantages, including:

– Tax reductions and other benefits.

– Provides current, fixed income or deferred income for a set number of years or for a lifetime.

– A way for you leave your greatest legacy through estate planning.

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Ways you can give

Take advantage of these special ways to give. Enjoy tax savings and extra income while supporting persecuted Christians:

– Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, securities

– Blended gifts

– Gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, IRA rollovers, donor-advised funds

– Legacy gifts: wills, bequests, insurance, retirement funds

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Getting organized

We have a helpful guide called “Planning Your Legacy” that includes these and other important tips for you as you begin to discuss the details of leaving a powerful legacy:

– List all your personal assets and real property, along with where documents can be found and account numbers

– Write the names of your executor or trustee; address/phone

– Write the name of your Power of Attorney (POA) for finances and health care decisions

– Write names of your beneficiaries and addresses. What percentages or fixed amounts are they to receive?

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Keep up to date

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest tax law rulings, helpful how-tos that will assist with your estate planning. Each e-newsletter edition will have things like:

– A look at federal laws that can benefit both you and the persecuted church

– Helpful reminders to take advantage of year-end or other timely tax considerations

– News from Washington, D.C. that may impact your financial planning

– Stories from others who are joyfully leaving a legacy that will benefit their families—and God’s family

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"You are a blessing, and we want to help you in any way we can!"

Karen Schneider

We are here to answer questions you might have on any of these planned gifts. We’ll gladly provide any information you might need, and can help tailor a giving solution that’s right for you and your family.

Above all, we want to help you leave a legacy that will protect your loved ones and also support Christ’s Kingdom—His children.

For assistance, please contact Karen Schneider, the Director of Planned Giving:

1-800-659-5965 (direct)

[email protected]