“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”
HCEF Calvary Fund – A Planned Gift 2017-03-13T10:43:54+00:00

Dear friends of the Holy Land,

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) supports our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land through our daily efforts to secure their livelihoods; their housing needs and their education. Generous, faith-filled people like you have been helping us accomplish our goal for over 14 years.

Each year, HCEF has been able to say, “Yes” when a need is expressed from the Holy Land. Because of your annual support we are able to conceive, design and implement projects over a wide spectrum of needs. The eagerness of our Christian brothers and sisters to improve the land in which Jesus lived knows no bounds. Those who were “helped” by HCEF in the early days are now themselves “helpers” in the Holy Land, thanks to the goodness of our sponsors and friends.

Who will do it all for the tomorrows? You can! You can continue to fulfill your desires for the Holy Land through participation in the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation Calvary Fund. By using one of the approaches outlined in this landing page, Holy Land Christians intro the future will benefit from your goodwill.

HCEF’s Planned Giving Office will work with you to find the best way to safely secure the future of those most deserving in the Holy Land, and we will personally discuss with you which approach works best for you, and the details of the benefits you receive from participation as an HCEF Calvary Fund donor.

Your generosity and your compassion can go on well into the future to be felt by those yet to be born in the Holy Land. Join us as we replace despair with Hope, fear with Security, and humiliation with Human Dignity. 

Warmest regards,

Rateb Rabie, KCHS
President / CEO, HCEF

Planned gifts include a variety of ways that assets can be given to the Christians of the Holy Land through HCEF.

Planned gifts usually involve financial or estate planning and are created to fit the individual’s situation. Planned gifts are a means through which anyone concerned about the wise use of their resources can determine that their life’s interests will be respected in the future.

HCEF can assist in determining the best vehicle to meet your individual situation and will work with you to insure your wishes are honored in perpetuity.

Planned Gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Some example of a Planned Gift

  1. A Will Bequest: Perhaps the easiest way to make a gift for the future, naming HCEF in your will can help provide security for future generations of Christians in the Holy Land. After your family needs are satisfied, plan for your brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.
  2. Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts: You can create a new insurance policy naming HCEF as beneficiary. You can also make HCEF the owner of an existing policy. Your Retirement Account remainder value can be heavily taxed when left to friends and family but can pass tax-free to HCEF on your death.
  3. A Life Income Gift: These types of gifts provide you or your designated beneficiary income for life in exchange of your gift.
  4. Pooled Income Fund: Funds are pooled with other gifts and invested in a professionally managed investment portfolio guaranteeing the donor an income for their life time.
  5. Charitable Remainder Trust: Provides tax-deductible income for life from the asset given, including real estate as well as relief from captial gains tax and a possible reduction in estate taxes.
  6. Charitable Lead Trust: Enables you to transfer assets to HCEF that will pay an income to HCEF For a set period of time. At the end of the period, the principal returns to you  or others that you name.
  7. Charitable Gift Annuity: A charitable gift annuity is like a pooled income fund.
  8. Savings and Brokerage Accounts: You can rename a savings or stock account so that what is remaining in the account at the time of your death transfers automatically to HCEF.
  9. Gifts of Special Assets: Real estate or securities can be the source of your gift to HCEF
  10. Charitable Life Estate Contracts: Let you deed your home ,vacation home, condominium or other property to HCEF and retain the right to live on the property and/or receive income from the property for as long as you live. You receive an income tax deduction when the property is deeded to HCEF  and normally avoid any capital gains taxes when making the transfer. Your inheritance and real estate taxes may be reduced at the time of your death.

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