Planned Giving

Endowments & Legacy Gifts

You can help Pocono Plateau’s ministry grow and sustain itself by including this valuable ministry in your plan of giving; now and after your lifetime.

We have the resources and partners to help you formulate a plan that works for you and your family, and that gives you the flexibility to structure a plan that meets your wishes.  Even if you have a plan in place, you can include this ministry as a part of that plan.

What is Planned Giving?
There are many types of gifts that fall into this broad type of support.  Endowments and legacy gifts are but two categories of gifts that can help sustain and grow this vital ministry.  Simply put, an endowment is a gift that is set up in a fund, and is used as directed by the donor.  A legacy gift is a planned donation that occurs after a donor’s lifetime.
Ways of Giving.
The types of gifts you can make are almost limitless. The real question is: “What type or method of giving is right for you and your situation?”  Gifts can be as simple as a gift of cash or marketable securities, to as complex as a Charitable Lead Trust.  Some donors consider bequests in their will or a gift of life insurance.  Some gifts provide income to the donor during their lifetime, and some are tax-advantaged.
How can I help?
Talk with us.  We can discuss your goals and put you in touch with our experts.  Or, you can discuss your goals with your own financial advisor.  We work closely with the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation.  They have extensive experience working with donors to design a plan that is right for them.  We suggest reading their brochure, “The Ways of Giving,” which we can obtain for you.
Even if you are just beginning the thought process, talk to us.  We can help direct you to the resources you need to make an informed decision.  Contact the Office at 570.676.3665 or

Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.