GIVERS

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Imagine your world where charitable giving is a continual outpouring of the heart from financial planning and money management that reflects your deeply held Christian values. Learn how to build a legacy of family, and philanthropic giving that maximizes Kingdom impact. Make this possible with our tax-smart, innovative, and flexible giving solutions.
        “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” – Matthew 5:6 NIV
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What is Giving Season?

December is the peak month for charitable giving. It marks the end of Giving Season. As the tax deadline looms each year, many individuals and families scurry to make their donations. The stakes can be high: miss the deadline and forfeit the current year’s tax deduction.

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Smart Giving: Maximize your Gifts for God

Smart Giving: Maximize Your Gifts for God

The Apostle Paul said “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
This e-book will help you understand what it means to be a wise giver and a good steward and introduce three of WaterStone’s best giving solutions.

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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donating securities with long-term capital gains may mean significant tax savings. WaterStone accepts a variety of investment assets for your Giving Fund (Donor Advised Fund), including mutual funds, stocks, and bonds.

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Non-Traditional Gift Options

While many donors make gifts of liquid assets to benefit their favorite ministry or charity, more than two-thirds of gifts to WaterStone have been “Non-Traditional Gifts”. These Non-Traditional Gifts are classified as anything other than cash or readily marketable securities. These gifts, while more complex than others, offer significant tax advantages and potentially greater charitable outcomes.

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Entrepreneur

Studies show that you pour yourself into causes that you care about just as passionately as you nurture and grow your business. We can help you give earlier, minimize your tax liability, and maximize your Kingdom impact.

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Intergenerational Giver

Winston Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Your legacy involves modeling a lifestyle of charitable giving that you pass on from one generation to another. Learn how you can redefine your legacy so it reaches inward to impact your own family and outward to see the Kingdom of God expand throughout the world.

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Tax Sensitive Giver

Hard work and sheer determination have resulted in success and wealth creation — and now, you are faced with a tax bill that, quite frankly, you don’t want to swallow. Why give to the world’s largest public charity when you can direct your to organizations you are passionate about?

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Generous Advisor

You know your business belongs to the Lord; your life evidences a mature faith and a heart for generosity. Your business is your primary ministry platform. You are not afraid of helping your advisees wrestle with the question, “How much is enough?”

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Employee Stock Earner

You stepped up to the plate and took the risk in an entrepreneurial venture and now you’ve reaped the rewards that come with equity ownership. In the beginning, the hours were long and the salary was low. Yet the company made it up to you with stock options — though there was a chance they would never be worth a thing. Now, however, they’ve turned out to be worth much more than you imagined.

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Millionaire Next Door

You have worked hard and smart, saving your well-earned income to care for your family while supporting charities and ministries that are close to your heart – locally, nationally, and globally.

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Women Givers

With the growing visibility of women’s giving networks coupled with increased wealth, it is no surprise that studies show that you are more strategic in your giving and more confident that non-profits can solve the world’s problems. Let us help you select the right giving solutions to increase your impact and save you money.

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