TCSL Legacy Program
The Trinity Center for Spiritual Living is a spiritual community dedicated to expanding the awareness of the presence of God within all individuals. The Trinity Center for Spiritual Living has established the Legacy Giving Program for the ongoing financial stability of the Center through building and maintaining legacy funds.
Through the Legacy Giving Program, members and friends can contribute to the future of the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living with a variety of gifting options and bequests that may be given now or as part of an individual’s estate. The expanding vision of the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living in 10, 20, or even 100 years from now, can be realized with the Legacy Giving Program being created today.
to grow and steward the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living Legacy
a secure and empowering financial future for the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living
OUR FOUR PILLARS
how we build the legacy
Strengthening our spiritual home through building changes, signage, etc. Funds from the legacy program of the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living will focus in this area. Examples include could include new chairs, repairs, new equipment and even an owned building someday and other potential projects to be determined.
Investing in our future through supporting the Youth ministry and programs is a key goal for the the Legacy Program. The Youth ministry will be a beneficiary of future legacy contributions to the Center as the legacy grows and will help support new and existing programs such as camps, Sunday workshops, conferences, and others.
By combining the commitment of our Trinity Center for Spiritual Living community with the strength of other charitable organizations in the Atlanta metro area, we can increase our ability to serve all over the city. One example of this is our support of the Lost and Found Youth organization in the metro-Atlanta area. As new outreach programs are developed, we will to be in a position to support other organizations and the larger community in the future.
This Fund will help provide scholarships to students who wish to take Science of Mind courses at the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living but are facing financial challenges that would prevent them from enrolling. Scholarships from this fund could also be used to support students with financial need who are enrolled in Practitioner Studies and/or Ministerial training.
Your Legacy Options
This tangible opportunity to give through current gifts supports four core areas that have been identified as important to you, and the church: Infrastructure (strengthening our spiritual home), Youth (investing in our future), Education (teaching the spiritual principles that set us free), Outreach (living our beliefs).
Providing a Living Legacy is may be achieved through various gifts. You may either donate a cash amount, stocks or bonds and even real estate. If you have a unique offering idea for beginning your Living Legacy please contact TCSL at 404-296-6064.
To donate a cash offering for your Living Legacy you may use the tithe button below. To donate stocks or bonds, you may use our vendor Cocatalyst who will process your donation quickly, safely and in accordance with IRS guidelines so you receive the full tax benefits. A link to Cocatalyst is provided below.
A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living. It’s literally as easy as filling out a form.
You can specify the individuals and charities you want to support and you can also specify the percentage of the assets you want each beneficiary to receive. Beneficiary designations are available when giving the following assets:
You could name the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living as the beneficiary of your retirement assets. This gift is simple because you can control the transfer of these assets at your transition without changing your will or living trust. All you need to do is request (and complete) a new beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator. There is no need to modify your will or living trust.
A gift of retirement assets has the added advantage of being among the most tax-wise ways to make an estate gift. This is because your retirement assets, if left to individuals, will be subject to income tax when they receive distributions and, in the case of most non-spouses, those distributions must take place within 10 years, potentially pushing designated beneficiaries into higher tax brackets. With a gift to a non-profit such as TCSL, 100 percent of the funds are available for its charitable purposes. If you want to remember us in your estate plan, it is often better to leave other types of assets – cash, securities, real estate – to your heirs and give the more heavily taxed retirement asset to the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living.
Life Insurance policies can also be used to make a gift to the TCSL. Complete and return to the insurance company a form designating that the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living receives all or a portion of the death benefit associated with your life insurance policy. As an alternative to naming the TCSL as the beneficiary, you can transfer ownership of the policy. Transferring ownership results in an immediate income tax charitable deduction and potential income tax savings in the year of the gift.
Commercial Annuity Contracts – a commercial annuity will sometimes have a remaining value at the end of the annuitant’s lifetime. You can name the TCSL to receive all or part of this amount by designating it as a beneficiary (sole or partial) on the appropriate form from the insurance company.
Bank Accounts – you can instruct your bank to pay the TCSL all or a portion of what remains in a checking or savings account. Your bank can provide you with the appropriate beneficiary designation form.
Investment Accounts – you can instruct your investment company to transfer to the TCSL some or all investments held in the account at the time of your passing. Your broker or agent can let you know the process for doing this – it may be as simple as adding “T.O.D. to Trinity Center for Spiritual Living” after your name on the account.
If you would like to step into the flow of your legacy today, you can donate stocks and bonds to the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living. There are substantial tax benefits to making a gift of stocks and bonds to the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living Legacy Program. TCSL recommends you reach out to your financial advisor to determine how a gift of stocks and bonds may have a tremendous benefit on your tax-liability and capitol gains tax.
Once you are ready to gift stocks or bonds to the Trinity Center for Spiritual Living Legacy Program, TCSL has provided an easy way for you to make your gift. Simply select the Cocatalyst button below to process of gifting your stocks or bonds.