If you have a heart for giving, this is truly wonderful. We know that we are called to bring our first fruits to God; but we also know that beyond tithing, God loves a cheerful giver. I believe that a gift, whether big or small, should be uniquely crafted just as you are and based on your God-given passions and convictions. Perhaps you would like to start by helping those in your immediate surroundings, such as family. We have had clients generously assist in helping their adult children to finance their first home purchase. Perhaps you are passionate about stopping human trafficking or helping widows and orphans. Consequently, you will want your gift to be used to help a charity whose focus is where your heart is.
Thankfully, there are many great ways to live generously and many different causes needing our support. Although you may think of giving as an endeavour unrelated or separate to your investment portfolio, I would encourage you to voice your wish to incorporate giving into your financial goals. Your Portfolio Manager can then incorporate this desire into the investment strategy.
As an aside, we always encourage clients supporting specific ministries or charities to get involved directly with the organization you intend on supporting financially, if you can. This is the best way to see if their goals align with yours, and sometimes your time and skills are more valuable than your money. More than that, it is also a time of blessing and a way to affirm God’s work through you.
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Janet Kim Sing, Portfolio Manager
Capstone Private Wealth