JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. (PNS) The Presbyterian Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of the Planned Giving Navigator as a service to churches and other ministries involved in beginning or enhancing a stewardship and generosity program. Developed under the leadership of Karl Mattison, the Planned Giving Navigator is a subscription service that provides a brochure design center, a library of best practices, a calendar of activities and planned giving web pages that integrate into existing congregation websites as well as reports on current giving trends and research.
Mattison, former executive director of Presbyterian Endowment Education and Resource (PEER) Network, recently joined the Presbyterian Foundation team to complement the work of the Presbyterian Foundation and its subsidiary New Covenant Trust Company (NCTC) who help congregations develop planned giving programs.
Foundation President and CEO Tom Taylor said, “Often the largest gift a congregation receives will come from a planned gift, such as a bequest, and that is the most significant inspiration for developing a planned giving program.” “Karl has identified a need within our churches and other ministries to help them develop generous communities using options, such as planned giving, which goes well beyond the normal tithe. He is instrumental in leading the development of the Planned Giving Navigator and will continue to listen to constituents to provide a service that helps them receive funding for their ministry.”
“Even though planned giving programs are a powerful resource for future ministry, they may be daunting for a church to undertake,” said Mattison. “The Navigator provides an online place to plan, hold and grow a planned giving program and is enhanced by the skills and experience of the Foundation and NCTC. I am thrilled to serve the Presbyterian Foundation team as they introduce new ways to enhance churches’ planned giving programs.”
Prior to joining PEER in 2009, Mattison was the Presbyterian Foundation’s representative for the Mid-Atlantic region, working to assist churches in developing endowment programs and in helping donors to make planned gifts. He is a graduate of Davidson College and resides in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife, Ashley and daughters, Lauren and Charlotte.