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Recognition

Named Endowments: The Hard Currency of Stewardship
While gifts of any amount are appreciated, donors may create a named perpetual endowment with gifts of $25,000 or more.

Every step we take to address the needs of hungry and homeless individuals and families takes determined effort over time. Endowment is the hard currency of this commitment. To ensure Good Shepherd Center is sustained in perpetuity requires a pool of funds, wisely invested and expended to meet the long-term needs of the community. All funds are invested in perpetuity to generate annual earnings that directly support Good Shepherd Center programs.

Giving Circles - Create a Permanent Legacy
We encourage donors to create a legacy to benefit the work of the Good Shepherd Center through their significant cumulative giving. We recognize the difference donors have made in perpetuity as members of our Giving Circles.

Angels Circle $1,000,000 or more
Cornerstone Circle $500,000 or more
Guardian Circle $100,000 or more
Benefactor Circle $50,000 or more
Endowment Circle $25,000 or more

Members are recognized in a permanent donor recognition installation, at all Good Shepherd Center events and celebrations and in The Clark James Foundation and Good Shepherd Center annual reports.

Planned Giving and the Shepherd Society
Donors who make provisions for a gift through annuities, trusts, insurance, bequests, and estate planning become members of the Shepherd Society and are recognized in The Clark James Foundation annual report.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts
One of the most meaningful ways to remember loved ones and to honor friends and family members is to make gifts to recognize special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, births and graduations. Such gifts are appropriately acknowledged to both the donor and the person designated by the donor to receive notification of the gift. Memorial and honor gifts are recognized in The Clark James Foundation annual report.