Non-Cash Gifts

If you have stock that has increased in value you can use it to make the gift you desire. You will receive a current income tax charitable deduction for the market value of the stock on the date of the transfer, and you pay no capital gas tax on the difference between your purchase price and the current value.For more information on how non-cash gifts can benefit you and the ministry of ChinaAid, please contact us at stewardship@chinaaid.org

Estate and Planned Giving

You are unique in God’s sight and you fill a special place in His kingdom. Your estate and giving desires and plans will also be unique.

Bequests

You can continue to give beyond your lifetime with a bequest from your estate.  You can include language in your will or trust to make gifts to family, friends, and ministry.  Your bequest can be:

1. A percentage of your estate,
2. A gift of a specific amount,
3. A gift of a specific asset,
4. A gift of the balance of your estate (after other specific distributions), or
5. A contingent gift when the beneficiary you have named predeceases you.

Your attorney can help you include a gift to ChinaAid in your estate documents.  Our legal name is: China Aid Association

ChinaAid, a not-for-profit organization organized in the state of Texas, with principal offices located at 1608 N Big Spring St., Midland, TX, 79701

Federal Tax ID #42-1560745

Please contact us at stewardship@chinaaid.org if you have questions or wish additional information.  And if you have already included ChinaAid in your estate plan, please let us know.  We would like to thank you and recognize your generosity.

Beneficiary Designation

You can designate a gift today that will be completed in the future by naming ChinaAid as a beneficiary of banking or investment accounts, life insurance, retirement plan assets, and even real estate.  Request the appropriate beneficiary designation forms from your account manager to complete the gift designation.

If you have questions, please contact stewardship@chinaaid.org

Gifts that Provide Income

When you wish to make a gift to ministry but need to maintain the use of the property or the income it provides, there are charitable options that allow you to receive income and make a generous gift.

If you wish to consider a charitable gift that provides income, please contact stewardship@chinaaid.org

What Is Estate Planning?

Most simply, estate planning is figuring out what to do with what you’ve got.

During lifetime, it involves the creation, conservation and use of resources, to secure the present and future needs of you and your family.  At death, it is important to transfer those resources with minimum depletion and delay caused by taxes and probate.

For the Christian, we must ask another question. What is God’s plan of stewardship for my estate? God is the owner of all, and we are stewards of the resources He has entrusted to us.  It is important that we wisely use those assets during our lifetimes, for our personal, family, business, and charitable interests.

And at death, their transfer should continue to reflect our Christian lifestyle. As responsible stewards, we want to make that transfer in the most efficient and effective manner.

How to Get Started

Your estate has been accumulated by your labors and God’s blessings.  As a steward, it is important that you plan carefully.

Step 1:  Set Goals and Objectives

For the Christian, estate planning is an act of stewardship.  Your first priority is to find God’s plan of stewardship for your estate.  The distribution of your estate will be unique to your circumstances.

The second priority is understanding that people are more important than dollars.  While we are living, we do everything we can to help our loved ones.  Thoughtful estate planning will continue to share your love and care for them.

Step 2: Become Familiar with Estate Planning Tools

You do not have to be an expert, but it is important to understand basic concepts and tools to take action.  We can help you review your options.

Step 3: Gather all the Data Needed to Plan

Your estate plan will only be as accurate as the information you provide to the attorney for drafting.  We have a practical Guide to assist you in gathering the data to prepare for step four of the estate planning process.

Step 4:  Seek Competent Counsel

We are here to help guide you through the steps of planning for the people and property in your life.  You can download Your Estate Planning Guide to assist you in gathering the necessary data and outlining your distribution objectives.

May We Help?

Please contact stewardship@chinaaid.org or 432-689-6985 with any questions. 

Please note the above text is for informational purposes only. It is important to seek professional counsel for the application of information pertaining to estate and planned giving based on personal circumstances.