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Bruce Vorsanger, Vicar's Landing, CDO

Increase Your Gift Plan Ahead

Increasing Your Gift’s Potential By Planning Ahead

By Giving Back
The term "planned giving" was coined in 1969 by Robert F. Sharpe, Sr. a widely-respected consultant in the philanthropic sector. He wrote, "A donor usually considers a current gift to your institution as a cash outlay now. To make a deferred gift, a person decides to give at some future date, either a number of years from now or at death. A deferred gift is a present decision to make a future gift, evidenced by a legal contract. While the name 'deferred giving' is best known to professionals in the field, it is not a term that communicates very much...
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