Letter from our President
Thank you for visiting Florida Baptist Children’s Homes planned giving site! It is my desire that this be a tangible benefit to you and your family.
Statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die* without a will or an estate plan. The impact of this on your children, on your surviving spouse, on your taxes and on legal fees is immeasurable.
There are many reasons people do not have a will in place, including the expense, the complication, the time consumption, the confusion, the fear of dying and more. Many others spend too little time on their plans. As a result, they may find themselves paying more taxes than necessary, investing their assets unwisely or leaving their property to unintended beneficiaries. Before it is too late, it is important that you take the time to work with professionals who can help ensure that your financial plans are set according to your wishes. An up-to-date financial and estate plan can mean more spendable income, fewer investment worries and the assurance that property will ultimately be passed on to the intended beneficiaries.
Our goal is to provide you with easy to understand financial estate planning information that can assist you as a wise steward of your assets. Below, we have provided information and tools related to several different planned giving options. By clicking on “Calculate the Benefits,” you can walk yourself through the data gathering process. When you have completed this process, you can print the results at home and/or contact our staff for answers to additional questions. All information entered into the calculation is confidential.
The impact of including Florida Baptist Children’s Homes in your will or estate plan is tremendous as it helps us extend the reach of our ministry. More than 80% of our annual budget comes from private support – from friends like you. Last year, private support helped us impact 171,273 children and individuals and serve more than 3 million meals.
Thank you for considering Florida Baptist Children’s Homes as you begin this important planning process. And thank you for helping us reach ONE MORE CHILD.
Jerry Haag, Ph.D., CFP®
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and One More Child
*Statistic from America Bar Association