Cedar Camps

Giving

Life Income Gifts

Support CedarS and help to build spiritual values

Since its God-guided founding by the Huff family in 1961, The CedarS Camps have flourished and been a wonderful blessing to tens of thousands of Christian Science Sunday School students— giving them “an appreciation of spiritual sense and an abundance of wholesome, joyous activity.” Your planned gift will enable CedarS to continue to benefit the 1,200+ campers and counselors who attend CedarS each summer, and will also bless their families and branch churches for the next 50 years and beyond.

Planned giving can take the form of a bequest for CedarS in your will or revocable trust, a beneficiary provision in your retirement plan or life insurance policy, or the establishment of a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust. The gifts described in this brochure could provide you or your estate with significant income and/or estate tax savings.

  • Will or Revocable Trust
    To include a gift in your will or revocable trust, include the following provision: “I hereby give and bequeath [specify a dollar amount, specific asset, or a percentage of your estate] to The CedarS Camps, a tax-exempt corporation located in Lebanon, Missouri, for its general purposes [or specify the fund into which your gift should be placed].”

  • Retirement Plan or Life Insurance Policy
    To designate CedarS as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy, include the following as the beneficiary designation: “The CedarS Camps, a tax-exempt corporation located in Lebanon, Missouri, for its general purposes [or specify the fund into which your gift should be placed].”

  • Charitable Trusts
    A charitable remainder trust enables you to provide income for yourself or loved ones either for life or a specified number of years. At the termination of the trust, the remaining assets will be distributed to CedarS and used for the purpose you specify.

    Through a charitable lead trust, you can provide income to CedarS for a specified number of years, and then at termination of the trust, the assets are either returned to you or are distributed to your family or other individuals. Charitable trusts can be funded with cash, securities, or other assets, such as real estate.

CedarS Legacy Society

If you have named CedarS as a beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, please let us know. We would like to welcome you as a founding member of CedarS Legacy Society and thank you personally for being a partner in our work to make a lasting difference in the lives of our campers and counselors by giving them fun and focused opportunities to apply Christian Science 24-7. Members of the Society will be listed on a plaque displayed at CedarS that will be updated each year—although your gift can remain anonymous if you wish.

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