“...Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matt: 6:21

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Reminder: IHS Foundation has moved!

Please direct all correspondence to our new address:
6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 250
Independence, Ohio 44131

As all Americans turn their minds to what we are grateful for in this holiday season, we especially want to remember those going through the wildfires ravaging California. In His Steps has a perpetual Disaster Relief Fund through which you can make a generous gift that will go to a Christian relief organization reaching the people affected by these natural disasters. We will also happily make a donation on your behalf from your Donor Advised Fund to one of these organizations vetted by our board, or you can send a contribution directly to our Disaster Relief Fund. Please let us know if we can serve you in this way, as all of us are concerned about the devastation in California and are ready to implement your requests.
As we work our way toward the new year, you may be discussing the new tax law changes with your family or financial advisor. In light of the new tax law, many American families (when they itemize their taxes and charitable giving) will be at or near the new standard deduction amount. This is where a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) becomes very useful as a planning tool. Many financial advisors are encouraging their clients to make larger-than-normal charitable gifts every few years, and itemize their deductions for those years of larger charitable gifts. The person would then use their DAF to make charitable gifts to the ministries they would like to support until the fund runs low, and then replenish it. During those intervening years, such a donor would simply take their standard deduction and then make charitable gifts through their Fund. Please call me if you would like additional information about your Donor Advised Fund options, or a proposal we can help you with concerning a planned gift such as a Charitable Gift Annuity. Our desire is to help you easily and seamlessly increase your generosity while also increasing the enjoyment you derive from making charitable gifts, both large and small. 
In Christ, Rob
As always, I can be reached via email at: ihsfound@aol.com or by phone at: 330.528.1785