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Planned Giving

5 Great Reasons to Be Charitable

Good intentions are important, especially when it comes to giving. And a planned gift—a gift you designate to start after your lifetime—can have long-term impact.

When you support a cause or organization, what are your intentions? Here are a few reasons you might not have considered.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website: 
http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

5 Great Reasons to Be Charitable

 
Good intentions are important, especially when it comes to giving. And a planned gift—a gift you designate to start after your lifetime—can have long-term impact.

When you support a cause or organization, what are your intentions? Here are a few reasons you might not have considered.

  • Continue your support. If a charitable cause is worth supporting now, wouldn’t it be nice to know you could help after your lifetime, too? A gift in your estate plan helps us continue to fulfill our mission. 
  • Honor someone. Paying tribute to a loved one, either living or deceased, is a thoughtful, endearing gesture that speaks to the profound influence that person has had on our lives.
  • Make a difference. Most people want to know at the end of their lifetime that they’ve made a difference. Planned giving is a way to ensure the people and causes most important to you benefit from your generosity. You can indeed make a difference.
  • Set an example. Your generosity may inspire others. When someone else witnesses your generosity, that person is more likely to be charitable or make a donation. Children in particular can benefit from seeing an adult they respect donate or volunteer.
  • Just feel good. Giving makes you feel good. Really, it does. Research shows that the act of giving reduced stress-related activity in one area of the brain while increasing reward-related activity in another. Our brains are wired to feel rewarded for magnanimity and selflessness.

 

Find Your Giving Spirit

Learn about the many ways you can give to the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. Please contact Tammy V. Abshire, CFRE at 225-242-0108, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for additional information.

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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