Thank you for your interest in Ahiah's Legacy Donation programs. We are honored to be included in your lifetime giving considerations. Feel free to complete the Donation Form below or to coordinate the details of your planned giving, please contact Brenda Gant, our Office Manager. 626-795-4216 Ext 104
Bequest in a Will
A bequest in a will can take the form of a set amount of money, a percentage of an estate, a specific asset, a trust, or the naming of the church as a contingent beneficiary. Sample language for including Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena in your will might be:
“I give, devise and bequeath (state amount, asset, or percentage of the estate) to Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena, 150 N. El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 to be used (describe use) or as the Center deems appropriate.”
Gifts of Special Assets
Real estate, appreciated securities, even tangible personal property such as jewelry, coins, works of art, automobiles may be given to the church. You are responsible for setting the appraised value of tangible personal property gifts, and an independent appraisal is required on such gifts valued at greater than $5,000. Gifts of appreciated real estate or securities allow you to avoid capital gains taxes if transferred to the church prior to selling it. However, if the securities or real estate have decreased in value, you should sell them before making the gift, so that you can take advantage of the capital loss and tax deduction. Naming Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena as a beneficiary of life insurance policies or retirement accounts is yet another type of special asset that can be given to the church.
Endowment Trust Fund
The Endowment Trust Fund serves as the repository of all undesignated or general-purpose bequests made to endow Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena by providing long-term income to support the Center and its ministries. Only the annual appreciation and interest earned by the Fund is available for disbursement according to the Ahiah Board and Senior Minister’s direction.