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Planned Giving

Have You Heard of Gift Planning?

You know there are many ways to support the ministries of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Here’s one you may not know much about: With a little forethought, you can include a gift within your estate plan that supports our mission and provides you with tax benefits in return. Such gifts are known as “planned gifts” and they often provide you with two additional benefits:

  1. 1.Your gift is generally deferred until after your lifetime, so your current income isn’t affected.
  2. 2.With many planned gifts, you have the right to change your mind at any time throughout your lifetime, if

Many assume planned gifts are only for the wealthy. Far from the truth, planned gifts are for anyone with an estate. Might that include you? Well, if you have any belongings, then you have an estate. A gift in your will or revocable living trust is the most popular type of planned gift. This option is flexible and can be structured in a number of ways. It may be in your interest to find out.

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No matter which planned gift you choose, it is reassuring to know your donation will allow you to extend your ministry influence well into the future.

For additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website:

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Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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