Support Our ‘Remote’ Field Workers
Just as the Good Samaritan gave funds to have the care available to help the injured man, Canterbury Crest is financially supporting the Christian Science nurses that travel throughout the Christian Science communities they serve. They are available to be hired for in-home care, and to be a resource for information and equipment and/or supplies. And as Canterbury Crest field reps they serve as educators bringing Christian Science care workshops to church communities and organizations.
Canterbury Crest Fundraising Goals – FY2024
NEW Ways to Give!
Scan (with your smart phone device camera) the QR code on this page to link to give immediately online
OR Click on the “donate” button and you will find you can DONATE MONTHLY using your CREDIT CARD! You can also donate regularly through your PayPal account. You will receive an acknowledgment IMMEDIATELY!
Donate by phone:
Call 866.639.7661 ext. 8
Mail check to:
PO Box 19147
Portland, OR 97280
When donating by mailing a check, we acknowledge each donation as soon as we have posted it in our system. Those that have donated earlier should have acknowledgments of all donations at this time. We also plan to send a contribution summary at the end of the year for those donating regularly.
Please note: When developing a gifting plan, a private attorney, accountant, or financial advisor can play an important role.
August 1st, all unsold items were moved to our eBay site at fair market value.
Gifts of Stock or Appreciable Assets
A popular option is the outright gift of appreciated securities (stocks, mutual funds, and bonds) or other tangible, marketable assets. Such gifts usually qualify for a charitable income deduction equal to the full market value of the security at the time of transfer. Furthermore, as a qualified charity, Canterbury Crest receives the full value of the asset as a non-profit organization.
Gifts of Real Estate
For some donors, it is appropriate to make a gift of commercial or residential real estate. For gifting of a home through a will, it may be better to make the gift now and retain the lifetime right to live in the home. For income property, lifetime income could be retained. By giving now, a substantial charitable income tax deduction can be realized and the gifted property will be excluded from the estate, thus reducing estate tax liability and probate fees.
Gifts of Insurance, IRA’s and Other Retirement Accounts
Donors may want to achieve philanthropic goals while also preserving estates for their families. A simple method is to name Canterbury Crest as a beneficiary (in total or in part) of a life insurance policy. Similar designations can be made in some retirement plans, IRA savings accounts, brokerage accounts, and other financial holdings where a beneficiary can be named.
Gifts through an Estate
For many donors, making a gift through their estate is the most realistic way to provide a substantial contribution to Canterbury Crest, while reducing (or even eliminating) federal estate taxes. A donor may bequeath Canterbury Crest a specific dollar amount, a specific piece of property, or a stated percentage of the estate. Alternately, a residuary bequest can be made whereby Canterbury Crest receives all of a stated percentage of an estate after distribution of specific bequests and the payment of debts, taxes, and expenses. A contingent bequest can also be made whereby Canterbury Crest receives part of all of the estate under certain specified circumstances.
Some donors establish a trust, either during their lifetime or within their will, which provides for income and support to other beneficiaries during that beneficiary’s lifetime, or until a specific time. As a listed beneficiary, Canterbury Crest then receives a part or all of the remaining estate as specified.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
One of the most commonly used trusts is a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). These trusts can be structured in several different ways to benefit both Canterbury Crest and the donor. CRT’s provide a lifetime income to the donor or other beneficiaries, and a current charitable income tax deduction. Funding of the trust may be with cash, securities, or real estate. Payments may be made for one or more lives, or may be for a fixed term up to 20 years.
Thank you for contributions of any size and shape.