Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

Legacy Society



Spiritual Partnering Across Generations:
What Will Your Legacy Be?

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  ~I Peter 4:10


Since 1803, the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore has served its community and enriched the spiritual life of members and friends. Thousands of people have worshipped here, been baptized here, and married here. We have celebrated with friends, and received support and care from fellow members at times of mourning.

In 2012, we re-launched the Legacy Society, which was originally created in 2003 shortly after the Church’s bicentennial celebration.  Under the sponsorship of the Stewardship Council, the purpose of the Legacy Society is to strengthen our endowment and investment funds to fulfill our obligation to insure the future of our Church for later generations.  Many of today’s programs, activities, and services would not be available, were it not for the generosity of past members who made special provisions in their wills for Second Presbyterian Church. Important church work continues today because of bequests such as the:

  • Latshaw Fund to assist handicapped and disabled children of members
  • Gragg Fund to establish a Christian Counseling Center
  • Wonderlic Fund for music
  • Shuey Fund for landscaping

Legacy gifts take many forms and go beyond bequests in a will.  They can be useful tools for tax, retirement, estate or financial planning for individuals in many different situations, including:

  • donating appreciated securities,
  • setting up arrangements that pay income such as charitable gift annuities, and
  • providing gifts for later such as beneficiary designations in an IRA or life insurance.

You may download a copy of our brochure below.

Legacy Society Brochure