Rosemary from Florida has certainly faced her own set of challenges in this life. A widower, she’s had to deal with various issues from home repairs to financial questions. As she has throughout her life Rosemary views these circumstances through the lens of her faith in God. “Everything goes back to the Sacred Heart. I’ve often reflected what more can I do for the Sacred Heart? Everything we receive comes from God.”
The answer to her reflection was a charitable gift annuity with Sacred Heart Southern Missions. Her annuity provides her with a guaranteed income stream that she cannot outlive. In addition, part of her gift goes towards supporting our work with the poor which is so important to her. “I live off my annuity payments. You make sure I have bread on the table but it went to God first!”
A charitable gift annuity may be a solid option for you as you plan your retirement and consider various means of continued support. With payments guaranteed for life, a high rate of return (based on your age) and tax deduction advantages it is worth considering. In addition to the financial benefits this type of gift provides there are others as well. As Rosemary shares, “What I really like is I’m leaving something here on earth. My annuities are eternal I’ll be dead but the good works you do will go on. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Call or email Steve in our Planned Giving Department at 888.217.4829.