lessed are those who plant shade trees under which they know full well they will never sit.
(adapted from D. Elton Trueblood)

The mission of the Arbor Society is to encourage parishioners to honor their spiritual values as they consider estate and end-of-life plans.

What is the Arbor Society?

The Arbor Society recognizes people who have named Christ Church Greenwich as a beneficiary in their estate plans.  By designating a planned gift, you make a final testament about the importance of your faith and perpetuate the mission and ministries of Christ Church Greenwich.

Christ Church Tree Flower, photo by Joanne Bouknight

How can I make a legacy gift?

The simplest way is to remember Christ Church Greenwich in your will.

Additional suggestions include:

  • Life Insurance
  • IRA Beneficiary
  • Charitable Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

Please consult your personal legal or financial advisor for further details

How do I enroll in the Arbor Society?

Notify the Church of your intentions.
Download the Arbor Society Enrollment Form.

What needs to be done to plan for the end-of-life?
Did you know that 60% of all people do not have an up-to-date will?

  • Make certain you have a current will
  • Plan your funeral or memorial service to give you peace of mind and to relieve your loved ones of the burden of those decisions
  • Read Gregg Gregory’s Testimonial

Download End-Of-Life Booklet.

Whom may I contact on the Arbor Society Committee?

Carole Novick, Chair • Amy Elrod • Pam Gomez • Warren Greene • Susan Kelly • Emily Ragsdale

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