Monday, August 10, 2015

Leaving a Legacy for the Cause of the Kingdom


For many Americans, the dream of retirement is on the horizon. Even after decades of saving and prudently investing for retirement, many people are asking themselves if they can afford to retire and how to make their income last. This insecurity is not surprising, as people today face unique challenges, including a prolonged period of economic uncertainty and longer lives.

While there are many personal and family considerations in estate and retirement planning, high in the list of purposes may be leaving a legacy through giving to a Christian charity or ministry such as Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Dale White
Dale White, a member of the GPTS Board of Trustees and a professional financial adviser, says that ensuring that one's accumulated wealth is used to provide for the individuals or causes that people most care about is an important part of planning for a confident retirement. After accounting for essential, lifestyle and unexpected expenses, the next step is to create a legacy plan for any remaining assets, he says.

Mr. White is available to friends of GPTS who may be seeking to establish a retirement plan that includes personal and family essentials as well as leaving a legacy through GPTS. Contact him at Dale.S.White@ampf.com. The seminary also works with the PCA Foundation, whose consultants can help supporters with charitable trusts, estate design, endowments, bequest processing, and planned giving.