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Advancement Podcast

Advancement is a  podcast from the Office of Advancement. Planned Giving Officer Keith Johnson helps listeners understand financial principles, and establish practical and godly wealth management habits.


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Advancement: The SECURE Act – Important Tax Law Changes

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the SECURE Act which makes a number of significant tax law changes effecting retirement planning as well as planned giving.  The new legislation addresses a wide variety of areas that are likely to impact our alumni and friends. Keith Johnson unpacks the new policy in this episode of Advancement.

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Advancement: FreeWill

Cairn University is excited to offer free will preparation services and estate planning documents through our friends at FreeWill. FreeWill also provides our donors with an option to gift qualified charitable deductions directly from their IRA to the university.

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Advancement: The Lasting Benefits of Planned Giving

Planned Giving Officer Keith Johnson has a conversation with three Cairn students who have benefitted from our donors’ generous support through the Cairn Fund. Hear Angela, Rayhan, and Annie share about the ministries that God is calling them to, and learn how a charitable gift can make not only a lifelong impact, but an eternal one through the work of our students.

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Advancement: Understanding Charitable Trusts

Planned Giving Officer Keith Johnson discusses the importance of making sure your assets will actually go where you want them to when you’re gone, along with some tips on how to use charitable beneficiary designations to reduce your tax burden.

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