The K-LIFE Estate Planning Program

Leveraging your treasure for eternity

If you could leave your mark on the world for the cause of Christ, how would you do it? You’re already having an impact today when you support the eternal work of K-LIFE, and we’re thankful. You’re partnering with us to bring about life-change on the California Coast.

But how about your long-term influence? Have you considered how God can use you to multiply the impact you’re having today? Including K-LIFE in your estate plan will make sure your impact continues to grow and multiply, perhaps even in your lifetime.

Most people think that an estate gift can only be made after death. But there are options that can fit into your estate plan so your gift goes to work now for the cause of Christ... and continues beyond your lifetime.

Leaving a legacy for Christ can start today.

Estate Planning Opportunities

Besides advancing the Gospel through K-LIFE, there are also some tax benefits. Depending on the way you choose to give, benefits, include:

  • reduce your income taxes,
  • avoid capital-gain tax,
  • increase your spendable income,
  • retain payments for life,
  • achieve worry-free asset management.

Here are some of the vehicles you can use to help K-LIFE advance the Gospel through your estate gift:

Gifts of Assets

The simplest way to support K-LIFE is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but also offer additional tax savings.

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests for K-LIFE, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will advance the cause of Christ through K-LIFE for years to come.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Do you want to support K-LIFE, but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying K-LIFE with vital, long-term resources.

The Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to K-LIFE and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning, you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who may want to start a business in the future, and a desire to assist K-LIFE, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust.

Gifts of Retirement-Plan Benefits

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support K-LIFE. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.

We have a relationship with Christian estate attorneys, CPAs and financial planners who can discuss your estate planning with you. If you need to contact them, let us know and we will put you in touch.

To talk further with us about donating to K-LIFE through your estate plan, please call Julie Spiller at K-LIFE at (888) 541-4343. You can also email her at Julie.spiller@klife.org.

Thank you for helping grow the ministry so we can fulfill our call to reach the California Coast with the Gospel.