What Is Gift Planning? 

Gift planning is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income and come to fruition upon your death.

The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Other planned gifts include:

  • A charitable gift annuity

  • A charitable remainder trust

  • A charitable lead trust

  • An endowment fund

  • Retirement plan assets

  • Life insurance policies

  • A remainder interest in your home

A misconception is that gift planning is only for the "wealthy." The truth is people of any means can make a huge impact through gift planning!


Mr. Derek Bult



5000 South Western Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

605-275-2024 Phone

605-275-2034 Fax

Now located at

Sioux Falls lutheran School

6715 South Boe Lane 
Sioux Falls, SD 57108 

Phone: 605-335-1923

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