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2021, ISSUE 4
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In this Issue:

  • Life Stories: A Foundation of Joy
  • Without This, Generosity Never Happens
  • Free Online Series: Gifts that Reduce Taxes
  • Ask a Planner: Can I Buy More Time to Make Year-End Gifts?

Life Stories

A Foundation of Joy

How Clark and Joan Donnell Rediscovered the Joy of Family Giving 

“It’s so easy,” Joan emphasizes. “Once you set up your Stewards Fund account online and add the ministries you want to support, you just click the button. Then the checks get sent!”

This is how Joan Donnell describes how the Stewards Fund (Barnabas Foundation's donor-advised fund) offers them a streamlined solution for supporting all their favorite charities without the time or hassles of managing a family foundation.  

Feature Article

Without This, Generosity Never Happens

Here’s a secret: Generous people find it fun to discover new ways to give.

This joyful pursuit of new opportunities is one of the reasons they keep giving! But for the endless varieties of giving, there remains  a single source: love. 

Read "Without This, Generosity Never Happens"

Free Online Series!

Gifts That Reduce Taxes

Giving Stock, Real Estate, Business Interests and Other Property
Wednesdays in Oct.-Nov. 
11 a.m. (Central)

During this FREE, five-part online training series, Barnabas Foundation's planning team will provide you with practical tips for giving in ways that increase your impact while reducing your costs and headaches.
Join us for any or all of these live sessions. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Learn More and Register

Ask a Planner

Can I Buy More Time to Make Year-End Gifts?

This issue's question answered by
Travis Morrow, J.D., Director of Planning

Q: Can I buy more time to make year-end gifts to my church and other charities? 

A. Your concern is understandable! The holiday frenzy makes it challenging to thoroughly research charities, decide gift amounts and give any assets — all by December 31.

Read Travis's Full Answer

The Final Word

“To the degree that you grasp the gospel, money will have no dominion over you. Think on God's costly grace in Christ until it changes you into a generous person." 

—Timothy Keller

How Can We Pray for You?

Here at Barnabas Foundation, the staff gathers each Monday morning for prayer. If you have a special praise or concern you would like to share, please email Phil Leo
Email Your Request

Generosity Today is a quarterly publication of Barnabas Foundation, in partnership with the Christian Reformed Church of North America. 


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