Planned Giving Program

Peachtree Presbyterian Church has established “A Living, Lasting Legacy” as a sound, effective means to provide future financial support to expand and enhance the Church’s mission by providing opportunities for individuals and families to help build the Peachtree Trust, the Church trust fund.

“A Living, Lasting Legacy” is designed to encourage thoughtful, prayerful and timely consideration of what will happen to our individual assets after our lifetime, and to provide information that can be helpful in planning for this eventuality that each of us must face.

Members who advise us in writing that they have included the Church in their estate plans will have their names added to the Peachtree Presbyterian Honour Roll.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

- Matthew 6:19-21




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Q: What is “A Living Lasting Legacy”?
A: It is a Planned Giving Program that provides an opportunity for individuals and families to perpetuate their financial support of Peachtree Presbyterian Church even after life's earthly end.

Q: What is the purpose of Planned Giving?
A: The purpose of A Living, Lasting Legacy is threefold: to help strengthen the vitality and financial soundness of the Church far into the future; to provide helpful information to aid members in developing such plans on a timely basis; to offer an opportunity to enrich our own individual faith journey by helping to strengthen and support Church ministries well beyond our physical lifetime.

Q: What type of Church activities does the program support?
A: Planned gifts and bequests are not used to augment the Church's annual operating budget, but to help build the Peachtree Trust Fund which funds special missions and initiatives which the Church might not otherwise be able to undertake financially.

Q: How can I make a gift?
A: To learn more or to communicate your wishes and direct questions to us contact the Church Office of Planned Giving at 404-842-5841. A Living, Lasting Legacy Notebook for planning purposes is also available upon request.

Q: What is the Honour Roll?
A: Members who advise us in writing that they have included the Church in their estate plans will have their names added to the Peachtree Presbyterian Honour Roll which is named in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Honour who became Peachtree’s first benefactors when they donated land and a small building to start a children's Sunday school to memorialize their son, Lance, who had died in infancy. Inclusion on the Honour Roll bears important public witness, encouraging others to make similar statements of faith and dedication.

Q: What is the Peachtree Trust Fund?
A: The Peachtree Trust Fund was established in 1983 to help the Church meet special needs and take advantage of unusual opportunities for ministry that will make a beneficial difference in local, national or international communities.

Q: How is the Peachtree Trust Fund managed?
A: The Fund is professionally managed by Truist Bank under the direction of a Board of Trustees elected by the Session of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

Q: How are the Peachtree Trust Fund resources used?
A: The Fund's annual earnings are reinvested or allocated by the Session to support mission and ministry opportunities outside of the Church's annual budget for Church operations. The Fund is not be used to meet current operating expenses nor as a substitute for annual giving, tithes, offerings or other financial support from the Church membership.

Q: What are the specific methods I can use to accomplish Planned Giving?
A: You should choose the strategy that best fits your individual situation. Making a provision in one's will for a bequest to the Peachtree Trust is one simple method. The other six methods commonly used in estate planning to produce meaningful gifts are Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, Charitable Remainder Unitrust, Gift Annuity Agreement, Retirement Plans, Charitable Lead Trust, and Revocable Living Trust. More information can be found in "A Living, Lasting Legacy resource" or from your financial advisor.