Church Endowments & Planned Giving Workshops

September 16, 2017   11:15 am – 2:45 pm  EST

Join ECF's Jim Murphy and Ken Quigly for a day of workshops on planned giving and endowment structure at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS.


11:15 – 12:30 - Importance of Endowment Structure
Every church, no matter how large or how small, deserves to have a well-structured endowment in place. Endowments breathe life into a congregation. They make new ministries possible, spark creative outreach projects, ease the burden of long-term capital expenses, and secure the future of our churches. From the donor’s perspective, a well-ordered endowment provides a trustworthy means of making a legacy gift.

12:30 -1:00 - Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 - Setting Up a Planned Giving Program for Your Parish
Take the mystery out of planned giving for your parish. Learn in easy-to-understand terms how planned giving differs from annual stewardship and capital campaigns, and how your parish can build endowments through wills and life income and other planned gifts. After a review of the planned giving instruments, you will learn about the importance of a parish vision and how to invite others to remember your parish through estate and financial planning.

2:15 – 2:45 Optional work session on Endowment Structure & ‘Legacy Sunday’

The workshops will be hosted at Tirinty Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044.