|The Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Society|
Members of the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Society ensure the legacy of our work to collect, preserve, and share the story of the American Presbyterian experience by making donations through their estates.
Reverend Cortlandt Van Rensselaer was corresponding secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Education during the nineteenth century. In 1852, he spearheaded efforts to establish the Presbyterian Historical Society ensuring that the history of Presbyterians and their impact on the world would be preserved for future generations. Today, we honor Van Rensselaer's vision through this special giving society.
By joining the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Society you provide for the long term vitality of our programs and services. You can also reduce tax consequences on current assets and future estate taxes. We can offer you a variety of options to help you establish a legacy that meets your needs.
Planned gifts can take many forms based on your financial and philanthropic goals, including:
Only you and your advisors will be able to determine how a charitable gift fits into your estate plans. As with any decision regarding legal and financial matters, we encourage you to consult with your own independent professionals before making your decision.
The Presbyterian Historical Society can answer your questions about estate planning and assist you in becoming a Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Society member, contact:
You can also talk with a planned giving professional at the Presbyterian Foundation by calling 1-800-858-6127 and selecting option #2 or by visiting www.presbyterianfoundation.org.