A /U-DB Planned Giving Newsletter W i n t e r 2 017
New Year, New Plans for Giving Where It Matters The start of each year inspires many of us to try something new: maybe exercise more, perform more random acts of kindness or get organized. It’s also a perfect time to make a difference for young people everywhere by adding Adventure Unlimited as a beneficiary of your estate. Whether you’ve already done this as a member of the Summit Society or are thinking about how you can make an impact on future generations, we’re grateful for you.
When you make a gift through one of our many planned giving options, you’re supporting Adventure Unlimited’s mission of “Opening Windows to God” for Christian Science youth and their friends each year. You’re also creating a legacy that will continue to bless the world.
What’s Inside • A Place to Practice Our Most Valuable Resource • Bequests: Simple Process, Big Impact
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Benefits of Giving...
A Place to Practice Our Most Valuable Resource
By Steve Spaulding, Summit Society member My initial connection with to learning how to practice Christian Science, Adventure Unlimited might sometimes under challenging circumstances, be a little different from and that friendships were being made that others. Dad and Mom were would last forever. I gratefully accepted the good friends with John [Cap] invitation and have been a supporter ever since. and Marianne Andrews, and What greater gift can we give to our movement Cap asked Dad to than provide a situation where be one of his first our youngest Christian Scientists I knew that Christian Summit Society member trustees. However, are learning to practice the most Steve Spaulding Science was being I never went to valuable resource in the world in practiced and lives any summer camp nor did my boys, such a supportive environment and so when Art Morey [an Adventure were being changed. then go back home and spread the Unlimited trustee] asked me to Steve, word! I am happy to be providing Donor consider becoming a trustee, I wasn’t for Adventure Unlimited in our at all sure that it was a good fit. estate and on a regular basis. Nevertheless, I went to the A/U Ranches to visit during camp and will never forget what happened. I was on the porch of one of the lodges, and a group of campers and counselors were having a morning inspirational session, where I heard the thoughts and testimonies from the kids. That was it! I knew that Christian Science was being practiced and lives were being changed and molded. As I spent more time there, it was clear that this atmosphere was so nurturing and conducive
What is the Summit Society? The Summit Society was established to honor those who have taken the special step of including Adventure Unlimited in their long-term plans through a bequest provision, retirement plan assets, life insurance policy, life-income gift or other deferred giving arrangement.
Adventure Unlimited’s purpose is to provide inspiring recreational, leadership, service, educational, and social activities for Christian Scientists and their friends, which nurture healing and a sense of community, in an atmosphere conducive to practical reliance on Christian Science.
Bequests: Simple Process, Big Impact A conversation with Rob Blackwell, President, AU-DB Foundation Q: Why would someone leave a bequest to Adventure Unlimited?
A: I often visit with alumni and friends who have included Adventure Unlimited in their estate plans. In every case, they have a deep commitment to the organization and want to sustain and grow its impact for future generations of Christian Science youth. They want to make a difference. And they believe in Adventure Unlimited’s mission of “Opening Windows to God.” Q: What are the easiest ways to make a bequest to Adventure Unlimited? A: The easiest way is to name Adventure Unlimited as beneficiary of a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k)/403(b), etc.). You just complete a new beneficiary designation Rob Blackwell form with the retirement plan administrator and designate Adventure Unlimited to receive a portion of the funds upon your passing. You can even name Adventure Unlimited as a beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy or a bank/investment account. You don’t even need an attorney, although it’s always a good idea to consult a qualified legal or financial professional when making any change to your plans. Q: What about naming Adventure Unlimited in a will or trust? A: A bequest in a will or trust is another very popular way of leaving something for Adventure Unlimited. It can provide general operating support or be designated to something specific like the A/U Ranches, DiscoveryBound or the Adventure Unlimited Endowment. Ask your attorney about revising your will or trust, and be sure to provide our legal name and address: Adventure Unlimited, 5201 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Alumni and friends who leave a bequest to Adventure Unlimited have a deep commitment to the organization and want to sustain and grow its impact for future generations of Christian Science youth. Rob
To learn more about how to make a bequest to Adventure Unlimited, contact Rob Blackwell at 888.416.7348 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AdventureUnlimited.org/planned-giving We’d Like to Thank You Have you already included Adventure Unlimited in your estate plans? Please let us know! When you become a member of the Summit Society, you’ll receive a DVD gift of Madelon Maupin’s Bible Roads series on Matthew as our thank you for your significant and special gift. To inform us of your plans, please contact Rob Blackwell, A/U-DB Foundation President, at 888.416.7348 x103 or rblackwell@ adventureunlimited.org.
Adventure Unlimited – DiscoveryBound Foundation is the fundraising arm of Adventure Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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