Planned Giving

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in learning about the many benefits of gift plans.  A planned gift to The Salvation Army will improve the lives of others in your community for many years to come. We offer a variety of Planned Giving options including bequests, charitable gift annuities, outright gifts, and more. At The Salvation Army, the Planned Giving Department is here to help you find the option that is best for you while helping those in need for years to come.

If you’re interested in the possibility of making a planned gift, please contact Brandy Crumly, planned giving director at 205- 540-3216 or for more information.

Which Plan is Right for You?

Gift types include, but are not limited to the following:

Charitable Gift Annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity allows the donor to make a gift to The Salvation Army and still receive a stream of income for the rest of their life or the life of the loved one.

Gifts by Will
When the wording and designation of the donor’s will is precise, they can rest assured knowing their loved ones will be taken care of, their estate will be left in order, and their gift will make a difference in their community through their local Salvation Army. A will also can reduce estate taxes, leaving as much of your estate as possible intact.

Hometown Endowment
A Hometown Endowment gift allows the donor’s gift to be invested by The Salvation Army, causing an annual stream of income for the local Salvation Army Corps. A Hometown Endowment gift is a true legacy, as the gift itself never stops producing income. This gift is typically left through the donor’s will, making wording and designation critically important.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust allows the donor to create streams of income for themselves or their loved ones, creating peace of mind when planning for an otherwise uncertain future.

Gifts of Real Estate
A personal residence, farm, unimproved land, rental property or commercial property can be given to The Salvation Army outright, to fund a charitable remainder unitrust or under a life estate agreement.

Gifts of Life Insurance
The Salvation Army is named owner and/or beneficiary if an existing policy is no longer needed. It is an opportunity to make a contribution more substantial than might otherwise be possible.