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Evangelical Free Church of America

Legacy Partners


Legacy Partners consists of thoughtful ministry friends, leaders, and donors who have planned to strengthen the impact of EFCA ministries throughout the United States and around the world through: bequests by will, beneficiary designations, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, lead trusts, designated fund agreements, reserved life estates, and gifts of life insurance and retirement plans.

Sample Bequest Provisions*


Tax Identification Number: 41-0721672

The Unrestricted Gift


I give, devise and bequeath to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420, an amount equal to ____% of my estate for its unrestricted use.

Or

The sum of $________

Or

The following real property (give exact legal description of the property)

Gift for a Specific Purpose


I give to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for _______________________ (specify the purpose).

Gift to benefit EFCA's local churches and / or EFCA affiliates


I give to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420, the sum of $_______ or (______% of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for the general purposes as follows: ____% for (insert name of church) currently located in (insert name of city), (in name of state) and ____% for ________ (specify the purpose).

Note: Be certain that the percentages add up to 100%. For example:  to be used as follows 60% for My Local EFCA Church located in City, State; 30% for My EFCA District located in City, State; and 10% for EFCA ministry of greatest need.

Gift for a Specific Purpose


I give to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for _______________________ (specify the purpose).

Gift for Several Purposes


I give to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for the general purposes as follows: ____% for _____________ (specify the purpose) and ___% for _______________ (specify the purpose).

Note: Be certain that the percentages add up to 100%. For example: ... to be used as follows: 25% for My Local EFCA Church located in City, State; 25% for My EFCA District located in City, State; and 50% for EFCA ReachGlobal.

Specific Legacy


I bequeath my home, farm, livestock, coin collection, etc. to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420 for its unrestricted use.

Contingent Gift


In the event that any beneficiary under this Will shall not survive me by thirty days, I give, devise and bequeath such portion of my estate designated for such beneficiary the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420 for its unrestricted use.

Residuary Gift


All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to the Evangelical Free Church of America, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, with offices at 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420 for its unrestricted use.

An Income for Surviving Parents or Others


I give, devise and bequeath ____% of the rest, residual and remainder of my estate to the Evangelical Free Church of America. In the event that either or both of my parents, ____________ and _____________ are living at the time of my death, then in such an event, the Church in exchange for this gift shall issue and annuity contract which will provide quarterly payments to my parents or the survivor, at its regular annuity payment rates as applied to their or the survivors then age for as long as they or the survivor shall live.

*The above suggestions are not meant to take the place of qualified legal counsel. See your attorney. The EFCA Foundation and employees do not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective donors should consult with their legal and financial advisors to ensure their aims are best accomplished.

For questions or to let us know what you have in mind, please contact us!


EFCA Foundation
Lanny L. Harris, Gift Planner
901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420
foundation@efca.org
Tel: 800-995-8578
Fax: 952-853-1759

The EFCA Foundation, a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America, provides trusted charitable gift and estate planning services to help meet the personal planning goals while furthering the Lord's work.
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