In recognition of the wonderful commitments that we’ve received from our community of supporters, the Swedenborg Foundation is launching a new planned giving society.
The 1749 Legacy Society—named after the year in which Emanuel Swedenborg began publishing his theological master work Secrets of Heaven—will consist of donors who have included the Foundation in their planned giving, such as naming us as a beneficiary of their will, trust, or IRA; transferring ownership of appreciated stocks; naming us as a beneficiary of a life insurance plan; or more. Becoming a member of the society is as easy as telling us that we’re a part of your future estate plans, so if we’re already included, please let us know! The society will have its first induction ceremony this fall, with new members added each year as new donors lend their support.
Leaving a planned gift to the Foundation helps to support our work far into the future, and it is a lasting statement of personal values. It can also have financial benefits for the giver, such as avoiding tax penalties on certain types of retirement income. To learn more about planned giving options of all types, contact our Director of Development Tim Bilger at 610-297-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.>