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Stewardship of Treasure - Gifts & Giving Opportunities

Living Legacy Program

The Living Legacy Program enables you to make a sacrificial gift of treasure to help Queen of All Saints Church and School fulfill its vision and achieve its goals through planned giving.

Members of the Living Legacy Program share the vision of Queen of All Saints Parish by supporting the ministries with sacrificial planned gifts of treasure. Legacy members live their lives with an eye to the future, while being aware of what they are leaving behind to the church. A sacrificial gift of treasure could be in the form of a Legacy Endowment Gift or Estate Gift. A legacy gift to Queen of All Saints Endowment is an everlasting gift of your love and is guaranteed to provide for the future of Queen of All Saints Parish. A legacy gift made through your estate is the most realistic way to confirm the mission of Christ and the work of the church beyond death.

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What is an Endowment?

An endowment is a fund to which gifts are contributed and the fund is invested to provide income. The income is the interest from the invested fund. In other words, when you make an endowment gift to the parish, it is similar to what your retirement funds are to you – money set-aside for the future.

An endowment is a financial account established to perpetuate monetary growth and stability. Through reinvested earnings and capital appreciation, the principle grows and provides a source of income for the intended entity.

Endowment gifts can be given in remembrance of someone or in gratitude to the church through a gift of cash, stock, a bequest, insurance or life income gift.

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Remember the Church in Your Will

My Dear Friends in Christ:

Do you ever wonder why universities, hospitals and other non-profit institutions are so successful?

Today, the financial and gift support from alumni and friends has made the difference maker for many non-profits.

A gift of a percentage of your estate in your will or a specific gift amount can be a lasting tribute to you, your family as well as secure the future of Queen of All Saints Parish.

Many friends are anxious to make major gifts but are concerned about family, expenses, tuition or retirement. A gift through your will can enable you to make a return of the many blessings God has bestowed upon you and also enable you to make the major gift you may have always wanted to make.

A will is an important document that protects you and your family and should be updated regularly. A regular update is also an opportunity to include Queen of All Saints Parish.

Please prayerfully consider remembering Queen of All Saints Parish in your will. A gift to the endowment, Living Legacy Wish List, school, scholarship fund, or Queen of Angels Annex Fund can help God’s work long after you’ve passed into His hands.

As always, we will remember you, your loved ones, and your intentions in our prayers every day.

Faithfully yours in the Lord Jesus,
Fr. Kevin Huber

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Memorial Gifts

Memorials are perfect types of gifts because they provide for a need to recognize people - both living and deceased. Memorials represent an opportunity for people to demonstrate their love or devotion to others or to recognize someone special. Memorials are also a means to minister to people who may be grieving over a recent passing.

Giving Opportunities

Your sacrificial gift of treasure to support one or more of these areas of need:

Living Legacy Wish List | Queen of All Saints Endowment Fund
Queen of Angels Annex
| Estate Planning

Living Legacy Wish List

You can direct your gift in the following ways:

The Highest Priority Need or Best Use

Parish Engagement & Strengths Programs to increase life satisfaction, serving, welcoming and giving, or Stewardship Development

Continuing Investments in our Facilities, for instance:

Landscape improvements around the school; Re-Keying of all Facilities for security; Renovation of Reconciliation Rooms;  New HVAC Units for school, gym, and cafeteria;  New School Window/Doors; 21st Century Classroom Needs;  Maintenance Emergency Fund; Gifts to the Endowment Fund, etc.

Parish Support for our Larger Community, for instance:

Funding work in our community through the Food Pantry or other ministries

Queen of All Saints Endowment Fund

A endowment fund was established on August 12, 1986 under the leadership of Fr. Alfred Dettmer with a gift of treasure from an anonymous donor, “specifically” created to benefit Queen of All Saints Parish and School in Michigan City, Indiana. As such, the funds will always remain at Queen of All Saints Parish and cannot be transferred elsewhere. As the fund grows on a quarterly basis, income is returned to Queen of All Saints Parish and School for expenses and needs. As of October 31, 2012, the market value of our endowment fund was $228,000.00.

All endowment investments are overseen by the Parish Endowment Sub-Committee, the Parish Finance Council, and managed by Horizon Trust and Investment Management, as trustee, according to the guidelines of the document created to establish the endowment in 1986.

It was the intention of the original donors that other individuals, corporations and organizations would be encouraged to contribute to this endowment. There are many reasons people contribute to an endowment. Most of the time it is because they wish to leave a legacy, a gift that lasts forever and will continue to benefit future generations at Queen of All Saints Parish and School.

A gift in your will is an excellent way to support the Queen of All Saints Endowment established exclusively for the parish and school needs. A gift in your will could also be used to create a new endowment. In your will, you can make a specific gift amount, name a percentage, or make Queen of All Saints Parish a beneficiary of the remainder of the estate.

For confidential information about ways to contribute to the endowment, contact Cathy Laughlin, Business Manager at Queen of All Saints Parish, 219-872-9196 or email her at cathyl@qas.org.

Queen of Angels Annex

Queen of Angels AnnexQueen of Angels Annex is located behind the church. Currently, it is a place where parishioners gather for council and committee meetings. A meeting place for our faith formation groups such as Bible Study, and future members meet there to prepare to be catholic in our RCIA program. It is where young and older meet too, like our scouts and the Knights of Columbus. This building provides a place for current and future parishioners to gather together to learn how to better serve our Lord.

When the annex was built in 2005, the building was originally intended to be additional classrooms for our growing school. As enrollment has declined, but the needs and ministries of the parish have expanded, this building has become an important gathering place for all parishioners.

To date, with your contributions, we have paid $125,911.36 to try and retire that debt. We currently owe $83,113.95 to the Diocese for the building loan. In a bulletin article from July 18, 2010, Fr. Kevin outlined the repayment plan for the annex. The plan is as follows:

          Monthly payments of $2,000
          An annual incremental payment of $10,000
          Retirement of the loan within 10 years, no later than July 30, 2020

A quote from the bulletin article* sums up how important your support is: “. . . Money follows value.” In other words, if you share the values of an organization, you will support the organization with your resources.

Your sacrificial gift of financial support to retire this financial obligation would be a blessing.

Estate Planning
Look for information on estate planning soon.

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Make a Gift Now

Giving to Queen of All Saints
There are a number of different ways in which to make a gift to the Church, School or any ministry within Queen of All Saints and these are listed below. For more information about any of these gift options, please contact Cathy Laughlin in the Office of Development and Planned Giving at 219-872-9196 or email her at cathyl@qas.org.

Click here for the Electronic Contributions Authorization Form (PDF) to make a gift now.

Gifts of Cash
Queen of All Saints Parish is pleased to accept a gift of cash to support our capital improvement needs and our ministries. Gifts of cash are convenient and provide an immediate benefit to the church and its ministries.

Bequests
A gift in your will is excellent way to support the Queen of All Saints Endowment established exclusively for the parish and school needs. A gift in your will could also be used to create a new endowment. In your will, you can make a specific gift amount, name a percentage, or make Queen of All Saints Parish a beneficiary of the remainder of the estate.

IRA Gifts
Naming Queen of All Saints Parish as a beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan may save your heirs and your estate a potential tax burden. The gift can be made simply, by using your beneficiary designation forms.

To learn more about IRA Gifts, please click here.

Life Insurance
Many times, an old life insurance policy is no longer needed. Simply name Queen of All Saints Church or School as a beneficiary. You could also name Queen of All Saints Parish as the owner and beneficiary of the new policy.

Sign Up Today: E-Giving!
We are pleased to announce a convenient way to make your regular offerings. With our new E-Giving (electronic giving) program, you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule.

We encourage you to consider automating your regular donations with our new E-Giving Program. Queen of All Saints Parish relies on the financial generosity of the congregation and E-Giving offers a simple and convenient way to give on a recurring basis.

To learn more about E-Giving and to sign-up, please click here.

For more information about ways to contribute to make a memorial gift, contact Cathy Laughlin, Business Manager at Queen of All Saints Parish, 219-872-9196 or email her at cathyl@qas.org.

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