Making a Long-Term Difference Through Planned Giving
Local philanthropists, Dave and Carolyn Spainhour first became interested in the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission when, they recall, "the director visited area churches to share what the Mission was doing in ministry." Supporting the Rescue Mission soon became a priority as they gave back to Santa Barbara by impacting lives in crisis. "In recent years," Carolyn says, "we attended special events, including graduation ceremonies for those who completed the residential program. We continued to be impressed with the operation and the need for community support." With an eye toward long-term, planned giving opportunities, the Spainhours say, "We wanted to include the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission as one of the beneficiaries of our charitable trust." Strategic financial arrangements like planned giving help insure objectives are realized for family, loved ones, and charitable organizations reflecting your interests and values. David and Carolyn note, "Santa Barbara Rescue Mission has a proven record of success in bringing positive changes to the lives of many of those who enroll in their programs. Gifts to this work provide a great return on investment!"