There is no need to be concerned about how small the gift may be
so long as it brings True results for, even if it is only a single phrase or a verse of the teaching,
it may be a seed to bring forth good fruit both now and in the future.
Dogen The Shushogi
A planned gift, involving deferred giving and the long-term financial planning that supports the well-being of your household, is a type of support we usually do not spend much time thinking about. Yet such a planned gift could be the most significant donation a person makes in a lifetime, and one that can make a huge impact on the Abbey. It was through a generous bequest that we were able to build the Samantabhadra Hall, our maintenance building. Another
kind legacy allowed us to purchase the Fugen Forest Hermitage. The thoughtful gift of another supporter's house and property has been transformed into the Compassionate Friend Hermitage. All of us benefit in myriad ways from these bequests.
We appreciate your including Shasta Abbey in your financial planning in a way that is based on wise discernment, both for yourself and for the Abbey. It may be good for you to:
Name Shasta Abbey as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
Designate Shasta Abbey as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan.
Create a special endowment grant from a foundation, charitable trust, or donor-advised fund to Shasta Abbey.
Donate appreciated properties, securities, stocks or real estate.
Make an out-right cash gift designated for an endowment.
Donate vehicles, heavy machinery, or works of art with good present day value.
Please be aware that tax and inheritance laws vary by state and country. When you wish to make definite plans, please be sure to contact the Bursar at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as your legal, financial and tax advisors.