Capstone Legacy Foundation

Ensuring Your Gifts Echo into Eternity

Welcome to Capstone

Capstone Legacy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Christian community foundation dedicated to the preservation of donor intent. We believe that stewarding God's blessings is a form of obedience and worship. Whether you wish to fund good works or do good works, Capstone provides customized giving solutions that enable each dollar to go further. Don't start a foundation, launch a ministry, or rush to distribute windfall gains without considering our range of innovative funding solutions. Contact us to request our public documents.

DONOR ADVISORY

Are you looking for Christ-centered, morally driven giving? Looking for a kingdom-driven perspective on wealth? Capstone Legacy Foundation provides diverse series of giving vehicles and fiduciary services that provide you with peace of mind. 

MINISTRY CHARITY PROJECTS

Have you ever wanted to start a charity or ministry? Our Ministry Charity Project (MCP) "incubator” allows you to receive tax-free donations without the expense and hassle of forming your own 501 (c) (3). Capstone MCPs handle your legal and accounting paperwork so you can focus on the work you feel called to do.

ABOUT US

Our History

Our dedication to establishing your legacy comes from the depth of our own Pennsylvania roots. Although Capstone was organized in 2005, our financial and spiritual legacy stems from one of America’s oldest industrial firms—the Lukens Steel Company—founded in 1810. This 200+ year perspective inspires our efforts to ensure that we help your giving echo into eternity.

MISSION

Capstone is a community foundation whose mission is to empower givers to increase their generosity by planning strategically and establishing legacies to fund ministries.

VISION

The community one in Christ: to unite a missional community to transform the culture and serve each other in love.

VALUES

Christ-centered, Earning Relationships, Evoking Passion, Empowering Intentional Stewardship, Prayer Guided, Sharing Living Legacies

The Problem

Pareto's principle, named for Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, is well known as the "80/20 rule.” It holds the 80% of the results in any enterprise often come from 20% of the actions. In planned giving, there is a similar phenomenon. Most charitable giving follows a variation of the 80/20 rule:

  • Most people hold their wealth in non-cash assets, such as stocks, bonds, cars, boats, personal real estate, commercial real estate, closely-held businesses, gold, silver, royalties, copyrights, and patents, to name just a few.
  • Unfortunately, when these people donate money, they tend to write checks and give cash.

This creates the following problems:

  • At the time when people want to sell any of the assets listed above, it may not be a seller’s market.
  • The market for these assets may not be liquid: there may not be many buyers and sellers.
  • If everything goes well, and people can sell their assets at profit, they will pay heavy taxes on capital appreciation.

As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) community foundation, Capstone can help you solve these problems through the various giving vehicles and services. If you have any questions, please contact us to discuss your situation. We can help you find ways to donate and receive non-liquid assets.

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