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InFaith Insights is a monthly e-newsletter for financial professionals. Each month InFaith Insights explores concepts and resources you can use to build your charitable business with your clients and it's free to sign up.

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GIVING OPTIONS THROUGH INFAITH

This set of compliance-approved explainer videos describes the variety of giving options available through InFaith Community Foundation, including: 

InFaith's community illustration.

Thrivent & InFaith Webinars

How Will Tax Reform Affect Charitable Giving?
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent, hosted a webinar on how the new tax law may affect charitable giving to churches and faith-based nonprofits.

Webinar recording

Engaging Women & The Future of Your Church
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent's Wise with Money Journey webinar series, hosted a webinar on how to engage women in church communities.

Webinar Recording 

In 2009, InFaith donors Ronnie & Marge set up The Alvin & Marie Memorial Fund to remember Ronnie’s parents, Alvin & Marie. The couple remains active in their giving journey by practicing generosity as a family to support the charities and causes closest to their hearts. 

A financial professional with Thrivent for five years, Brittany began working with InFaith in 2019. She believes InFaith complements her gifts as an FP. “My vocational ministry is to help people make good choices with their money and be more generous,” she says.

Mandy Tuong, President & CEO of InFaith Community Foundation, talked with "Your Money" host Kent Smetters about Donor Advised Funds on Channel 132 on SiriusXM, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. During their conversation, Mandy and Kent discuss the giving flexibility and charitable impact available through an InFaith donor advised fund.

Veteran Financial Professional John Leavitt was with Thrivent for more than a decade before intentionally adding the charitable planning conversation to every meeting. Working with InFaith has helped his clients support the causes and charities closest to their hearts. He shares these insights on adding a charitable component to your practice.

The following market update provides context for the investment performance of your charitable assets at InFaith Community Foundation.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of InFaith’s 2019 President’s Grant. We invite you to read a message from Chris Andersen, InFaith’s President & Executive Director.

May your holiday season be joyful as you celebrate the abundance, blessings and opportunity around us. We are humbled and grateful to be part of your charitable giving journey. 

As 2019 comes to a close, your calendars are likely busy with last-minute appointments to help clients finalize their year-end financial decisions. In the interest of time, we have a list of quick ways that you can help your charitably-minded clients make the most of December. 

InFaith Community Foundation uses the ACGA recommended rates to determine the payout rate on a gift annuity contract. The American Council of Gift Annuities (ACGA) is lowering the recommended gift annuity rates, effective January 1, 2020. In general, the payout rates will be lowered by 0.3 to 0.5 percentage points, based on the donor age. 

Gary and Joyce Kallsen integrated charitable giving into their financial strategy years ago. Together with their children, they’ve made grants from their InFaith Community Foundation donor advised fund to support favorite charities and causes.

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