Charitable donations can be an important part of your estate planning. Bequests, gift annuities, and charitable trusts are vehicles through which you can provide valuable financial support to Mount Pisgah Christian School. They also can provide significant financial benefit for you and your loved ones. We encourage you to seek advice from a tax professional about including Mount Pisgah in your estate planning. Gift planning and planned giving advisors are available upon request.

Bequests: You may make a gift to Mount Pisgah by designating the school as a beneficiary in your will. Bequests permit donors to commit assets after their lifetime while retaining the property during their lives. Bequests can be made for a specified amount or as a percentage of the estate. Bequests can be unrestricted or used to establish opertaing or endowed funds to accomplish specific goals. Bequests of any size will help secure the strength of the school for future generations.

Gift Annuities: Under a gift annuity agreement, you make a gift to Mount Pisgah in return for the school's promise to make an annual payment to you of a specific dollar amount for as long as you live. The amount of the annual payment depends on your age, and is based on a fixed percentage of the initial fair makret value of your gifts. A portion of your gift is tax-deductible.

Charitable Remainder Trust: A charitable remainder trust may be designed to provide you with income throughout your lifetime as well as support Mount Pisgah upon your death. The trust may be established with a gift of cash or appreciated stock.

Charitable Lead Trusts: With a charitable lead trust, you essentially "lend" the school your assets for a set period of time. At the end of that period, the property is returned or passed on to named individuals.

Gifts of Real Estate: Your residence, condominium, vacation home, timeshare, or acreage may have appreciated in value through the years so that its sale would mean a sizable capital gains tax. By making a gift of property to Mount Pisgah, you would avoid the capital gains tax and receive a charitable tax deducation for the full market value of the property.

For more information on making a planned gift, please contact Director of Advancement Melissa Santee at 678-336-3384 or