The information below is shared with you to help you in practical ways to use the resources God has provided to the fullest. You can protect your family, enjoy God’s provision, and make the Gospel go farther than your wildest dreams.
It’s the time of the year to invest without using cash.
4 reasons to donate stock to Heart for Lebanon at year-end.
Donating appreciated stock is one of the easiest ways to give more to causes you care about.
1 – You can give more
By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you are actually giving 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation.
2 –You can potentially reduce future capital gains
Many investors have stocks that they love and want to hold for the long term. Any appreciation of that stock’s value confirms your belief in it, but it can also set the stage for substantial gains when you sell.
3 – You can donate stocks without headaches
Some people may not be interested in donating stock because they think it will require a lot of paperwork and phone calls, or that their chosen charity and Heart for Lebanon may not be able to easily accept a stock donation. But a donor-advised fund, like the ones Heart for Lebanon has partnered with National Christian Foundation, Signature, Blue-Give (a ministry of Ron Blue Trust) can provide you with professional advice and resources to help you think and pray through the many questions and opportunities you must be a faithful and wise steward.
4 – This time of year, is a perfect time to give your financial portfolio and Estate Plan a health check
Even with a good diet and regular exercise, your health can get out of balance. So, too, can your stock portfolio and Estate Plan.
A God honoring legacy plan starts today and extends beyond your lifetime as your resources are used to help share the Gospel with hurting children and families living in Lebanon. You can be assured that your legacy plan will make an eternal difference.