The Covenant Circle
Established in 2001, the Covenant Circle has grown to over 90 members. Members of the Covenant Circle have committed themselves to the life and ministry of the parish, not only in the present, but also in the future through planned gifts to St. Paul’s Church. Through their foresight and generosity, Covenant Circle members will preserve our historic sanctuary and grounds and strengthen the mission of this church for many generations to come. These members have notified the church in writing that they have provided for St. Paul’s Foundation or St. Paul’s General Fund in their estate plans.
Members of the Covenant Circle have committed themselves to the life and ministry of the parish, not only in the present, but also in the future...
Joining the Covenant Circle is just one of the many ways you can support the St. Paul’s Foundation. Please speak to your lawyer or advisor about the many benefits that accrue from making bequests through your estate.
Three ways to make a legacy gift to St. Paul's
The easiest way to impact future generations at St. Paul's is to include the St. Paul's Foundation or St. Paul's Church in your will. If you have an existing will we encourage you to work with your lawyer to prepare a simple, inexpensive codicil. You may bequeath a specific amount or percentage of your estate, providing unrestricted support, benefiting a specific program or investing in the St. Paul's Foundation. The bequest can specify a gift of cash, securities, real estate or tangible personal property.
Retirement Plan Assets
Often considered an attractive option for making a planned gift, retirement plan assets are among the most tax burdened assets in an estate. To make a charitable gift of retirement assets, simply complete a new beneficiary designation form naming St. Paul's Church or the St. Paul's Foundation Foundation as a percentage beneficiary.
Life Insurance Policies
You may use one or more whole life insurance policies to make a future gift to St. Paul's. To do so, name St. Paul's as a percentage beneficiary of a new or existing policy, or simply transfer ownership. As with retirement plan assets, using a life insurance policy to make a charitable gift can be as quick and easy as completing a new beneficiary designation form.
More questions? Read more about ways to give here.
If you would like to notify the St. Paul's Foundation of your updated estate plans and become a member of the Covenant Society, please complete this form and return by email to [email protected] or by mail to the church office.
If you have further questions, please contact Maria Halloran (703-549-3312 x10) in the parish office or by email at [email protected] or speak to any member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.