Planned Giving


One of The United Church of Rowayton’s objectives is to ensure that the Church will be able to continue to carry out its mission for many years to come.  To do so, The Board of Household Concerns established a Planned Giving Sub-Committee. The focus of this sub-committee is to enhance the Church’s endowment fund.

Here are some ways to contribute to the Church’s endowment fund:

Outright Gift:  The simplest way of giving.  Subject to limitations, these gifts are tax deductible.

Bequests by Will:  Such bequests are excluded in calculating your estate taxes.  The United Church of Rowayton can be included in new wills or added to an existing will via a codicil.

Life Insurance:  Name the United Church of Rowayton as a beneficiary or co-beneficiary of your policy.  Again, subject to limitations, the premium payment may be available as a tax deduction.

Gift of Securities or Property:  A gift of securities or real estate offers special tax advantages to the donor concerned with long term or short term capital gains.

Creation of a Trust:  A trust may be designed to meet any special set of circumstances to guarantee family needs and eventually pay principal or income to the United Church of Rowayton.