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A planned gift is a form of charitable giving through your estate plan, such as a bequest in a will, a distribution from a retirement plan or an insurance policy, or a charitable gift annuity. For many of us, remembering St. John’s in our estate plan is one of the best opportunities to make a major gift to the church.


Your planned gift to St. John’s is a practical way for you to empower generations to come. It is a powerful witness of faith, love, and gratitude. This type of gift recognizes the heritage left by those who came before us and acknowledges that we bear a responsibility to the future faithful – to ensure the continuation of God’s work within and beyond St. John’s.


For you and your family, a planned gift through your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy:


  • Is an opportunity to express the values you hold dear and may be an extension of your faith and practice;

  • Provides the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the future of St. John’s and its ministries for years to come;

  • May offer tax advantages for you and your heirs; and

  • Will not diminish your current income or assets.


For St. John's, a planned gift:

  • Is a commitment to the church's future; and

  • Will serve as an enduring source of support for the mission and ministries of the church.


If you would like to discuss including St. John’s in your estate plan, please email the church at We would be pleased to meet with you.

If you have included St. John’s in your estate plan, please let us know by contacting Kathy Hahn, Finance Director, at or 410-461-7793 ext. 112. We would like to recognize and honor you as a member of the Dorsey Society, St. John’s legacy circle. You may also choose to remain anonymous.

For answers to your questions about making a planned gift to St. John’s, see our Planned Giving FAQ.

Learn about "Making a Planned Gift through your Retirement Plan."

Additional Resources: 

St. John’s Planned Giving Brochure

St. John's Gift Acceptance Policy

The information provided on this website in no way constitutes legal or financial advice. You should consult with your attorney and/or financial advisor to ensure your charitable gifts are appropriate for your own tax and financial situation.

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