The Fountain Street Church Foundation oversees the invested funds, which are used to improve the building and provide resources for some dedicated funds. The nine members are appointed by the congregation, the Governing Board, and the Senior Minister. They oversee investment policy and practices and promote planned giving through the Liberal Legacy Society. They also manage dedicated funds that support the Choice Fund, art, elder support, social action, religious education, music, and the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Series. No funds from the Foundation support basic operations or staffing.
Liberal Legacy Society
The Liberal Legacy Society is a way for the FSC Foundation to recognize those who make a commitment to the sustained future of our church. A lifetime membership is offered to those who have informed the Foundation of a designated gift in their estate plan, naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan, or by making a current gift of at least $5,000. An annual membership is available to those who make a $100 minimum annual gift to the Foundation.
Giving can be a very personal and individual expression of one's values. Some of the most frequently used ways to make this type of commitment are:
In your will/trust
A life income arrangement -- charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, charitable annuity trust, charitable gift annuity
Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan
A gift of real estate -- house, farm, cottage, condo, commercial property
Gifts of art, antiques, and jewelry
Cash and securities
Should you choose to make a planned gift to the Foundation, we would encourage you to seek the counsel and advice of an estate planning attorney, an accountant, or other advisors who are familiar with your situation.