Marcie Wilson had been a long-time Angel Tree® coordinator at her church in Gulfport, Mississippi, but she wanted to do more. One day while listening to the radio, Marcie heard a report on Charitable Gift Annuities, or CGAs.
The "radio program … explained how it was a way to give to organizations you want to serve and still have an income in retirement," Marcie explains. "I had this 401(k), and I wanted to put it to work for an organization that was important to me, and one of those for me was Prison Fellowship®."
Inspired by Chuck Colson's legacy and the mission of Prison Fellowship to restore those affected by crime and incarceration, many Prison Fellowship supporters choose to make a difference in the lives of prisoners, their families, and their communities through CGAs.
MAKE A LASTING INVESTMENT
Making a lasting investment in Prison Fellowship's future means ensuring that Chuck Colson's vision to "remember those in prison" will continue for years to come. Through planned giving, you can also enjoy significant tax savings while contributing to a cause that's meaningful to you. Among other plans, you can give a future gift through your estate or give an immediate gift that returns income.
"Charlotte and I wanted to invest in the ministries we see God using to reach the lost and to disciple those who have come to know Him," says former Prison Fellowship board member, Dave Cauwels. "We have included [Prison Fellowship] in our Living Trust. We want to maximize our investment in the kingdom of Jesus Christ and eliminate our estate taxes. With the help of the planned giving staff and consultants, we were pleased to find out that we can do that."