The Regency Foundation

The Regency Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Cairn University for the purpose of strengthening the long-term financial security of the University through deferred giving. The Regency Foundation is also responsible for the investment management and oversight of the University’s endowment.

Our planned giving officer can provide assistance to our alumni, friends, and former students who desire to make deferred gifts to the University. Guidance can be provided in the use of advanced estate planning techniques and charitable gifting strategies, such as charitable remainder trusts, bequests, donor advised funds, and gifts of highly appreciated property, as well as gifts of life insurance, real estate, and more. The Regency Foundation helps individuals and organizations plan and give wisely.

The Regency Foundation provides:

  • personal financial planning consultations with no obligation
  • estate planning design and assistance with wills, powers of attorney, and living trusts
  • charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and donor advised funds
  • trustee and executor services
  • charitable gift planning
  • educational seminars for individuals, churches, and Christian organizations on financial planning and planned giving

Executive Director, Regency Foundation


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“Now retired in a comfortable cottage at Calvary Fellowship Homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nancy and I have the pleasure of looking back at past ministries with gratitude to the Lord for the opportunities He provided. These retirement years also mean that we must look to the future, which is filled with the great expectation of one day being with the Lord. That blessed hope, however, does not address the dilemma that many of us senior citizens face: What do I do with the assets that won’t be needed in, nor can be taken to heaven? For Nancy and I, part of the solution was clear.

Looking back, the University provided the biblical education I needed for the foundation of three pastorates, as well as ministries in missions and Christian education. The values learned and the experiences gained at Cairn enabled a lifetime of opportunities for me to serve the Lord.

Our ministry now transitions into a new opportunity: to provide for Cairn’s continuing ministry through planned giving. Contributing through both annual contributions and our estate plan allows us to express thanks to the Lord for the biblical training the University provided. To enable future students to receive the Christ-centered education I was privileged to have is the greatest way we could use the estate we will one day leave behind.”

Bob ’67 and Nancy Figge

Interested in learning more about planned giving? Check out our planned giving resources.

Advancement Podcast

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

The Pathway Society

The Pathway Society honors those alumni and friends who make planned gifts to the University as part of their overall financial plan. Learn more!

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