Planned Giving

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We appreciate your interest in learning about the benefits of gift plans. If you have questions, please click the links above or contact our President David Snell at dsnell@fullercenter.org or 229-924-2900.

Gift options

YOUR  WILL: When you decide to include The Fuller Center for Housing in your will, you make the ultimate gift. A gift by will or bequest is deductible for estate tax purposes. Complete details

ANNUITIES: Receive guaranteed payments for life while being freed from managing funds that you intend to eventually give away — and get substantial tax savings. Complete details

LIFE INSURANCE: A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us, especially if your policy will no longer benefit your survivors. Complete details

STOCKS AND BONDS: With a gift of appreciated securities or mutual fund shares that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can get a tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes. Complete details

REAL ESTATE: Donating real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch or commercial property) can help you avoid paying capital gains taxes. Complete details

CHARITABLE GIFT FUND: This is a unique and flexible way to give cash, securities, real estate, commodities, or anything on which a fair market value can be placed. You get a tax deduction now and make charitable disbursements later while insuring level giving between high-income and lower-income years. Complete details

FAMILY ENDOWMENT: Involve multiple generations of your family with an ongoing endowment fund in which contributions are invested for the long term. Your name — or any name you choose — is attached to the fund, and only investment income from the fund is distributed. Complete details

LIFE INCOME PLANS: A life income plan life income plan allows you to make a gift to charity and get income from the assets you donate. After your death, the balance goes to The Fuller Center and other approved charities based on your recommendations. Complete details

CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST: Excellent for assets that may take some time to sell.You make a gift of the actual asset to our partners at Mennonite Foundation for the benefit of The Fuller Center. You may give the entire asset or any percentage. The foundation finds a buyer for your gift asset and converts it to cash. We then provide you with income from your gift for the rest of your life as long as the trust generates income. Complete details

FARM COMMODITIES: You can reduce your self-employment tax while giving gifts of grain, livestock – even honey. Complete details

To download our complete Planned Giving Options packet, click here.


 

Testimonials

“Just as I am concerned about my money while I am alive, I want my money to be used wisely when I am gone, and I know I can entrust The Fuller Center for Housing to use my money very wisely, not for high overhead or frivolous expenditures. What better legacy could I have than for the money I leave to be used to improve the lives of other people? The Fuller Center provides an excellent vehicle to do that.”
Jackie Goodman

 

 

“Having The Fuller Center for Housing in my will made spiritual and economic sense to me as a Christian. My wife and I can’t take our money with us, and there’s no place like home!” — Chris Fuller

 

 

 

 

 

“We know that The Fuller Center will use our bequest in building homes for poor families, and those families can concentrate on making a better life for their children. Strong families make a better world for all. And we like knowing that The Fuller Center will use the money we leave for building houses and not just put it into endowment. Endowment is important, but families all over the world need homes — now. We want to assure that we are helping realize Millard’s dream of safe and decent homes for all of God’s people.”
Marlene Muse


“Finding myself entering the seventh decade of my life causes me to reflect on big questions, such as: What are the primary things I would like to accomplish in the time I have left on Earth? Does the fact that Millard and I found and led two Christian housing ministries over a period of 40 years entitle me to stop giving and do good only for myself and those close to me? I cringe at the thought! Over and over, Millard and I experienced the total joy and contentment that always comes from sharing our time, talents and financial resources with those in dire need. We discovered how our lives could be enriched by giving to those in need. In this way, everyone is blessed — both the giver and the receiver. I wholeheartedly desire for this legacy to live on for my children, grandchildren and acquaintances and donors to The Fuller Center.” — Linda Fuller


“We are so very grateful to Millard and Linda for providing a vehicle for us to serve our God, and to meet and become friends with so many wonderful people of all races. We feel rich in memories, and want the work to continue after we’re gone. We want to name the Fuller Center in our will because it makes such a difference in people’s lives; both the person receiving the house and those who are working on it. The fact that the folks we are working with in Springhill, La., are so interested in learning how to build energy-efficient houses is so important to us.”
Garvin Jabusch

 

“Because The Fuller Center for Housing is grounded in the early vision of Millard Fuller to ‘love our neighbor’ by eliminating substandard inadequate housing, I knew that The Fuller Center was an important part of my estate planning. Millard Fuller’s legacy inspires me to leave a legacy of my own–one that can do so much good because it is a gift that will keep on giving as families make their affordable mortgage payments that will be grouped with new donations to help make other familes’ dreams for simple decent housing possible.”
Bob Abel

 

“Millard Fuller was a blessing to Jack Wolters, that’s for sure. He was a very, very dear friend, a wonderful person, no doubt about that. I feel very, very strongly about Millard Fuller, doing what he did with his life. I’ve been involved with him since a year after it started. Through all these years, I supported him, I support Linda and the program that’s been a blessing in my life to be able to give back to folks who’ve never, ever dreamed of having a home. I’ve been so blessed to be able to do this.” — Jack Wolters

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