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What is a Legacy Gift?

Planned Gifts can seem intimidating. Estate Planning can sound complicated and expensive. 

But there are several easy and inexpensive ways to demonstrate one’s generosity to AHCC: 

  • Donating appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Making and IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution – this can qualify for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), too
  • Designating AHCC as a beneficiary – IRAs, Annuities, and Life Insurance
  • Giving incremental/structured gifts to qualify as a major gift, ex: $5,000 gifted each year for 5 years (if given in addition to annual stewardship commitment)

AHCC’s Planned Giving Committee works closely with the Stewardship Committee to clarify the three main ways to give to AHCC: 

  • annual giving (stewardship)
  • planned giving (estate planning)
  • and major gifts (gifts of $25,000 and above)

While there are many ways for members and friends of AHCC to show their generosity for the church and its work, this is the basic financial framework. The goal of the Planned Giving Committee is to make giving to AHCC accessible to all. 

Any generous giving to AHCC will be celebrated and put to work on the core mission of the church – to help people grow in faith and love as disciples of Jesus – in Hartford, in our nation, and in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about these strategies and how you can leave a legacy of generosity, please contact the church office at