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Making a real impact with gifts of real estate and water rights

Jamie and Sarah Baessler decided early on to pursue a life of generosity both personally and through their home-building business. To inspire giving at work, they adopted core values that invite their employees to be more generous. And they turned to NCF to help them donate appreciated real estate and even water rights, which reduced their tax burden and sent more to the causes they love.

Duration: 00:25:32

Giving hope under the weight of war

Last year, NCF helped John and Cindy make an innovative gift when they sold a portion of their business. This gift allowed them to help fund an emergency field hospital – positioned a short distance outside Mosul, Iraq – through Samaritan’s Purse. Not only were John and Cindy able to give more to ministry through the gift, but they had the opportunity to learn how their gift is sharing the love of Christ in the face of extreme terrorism.

Duration: 00:25:31

What two Harvard MBAs learned about God and money

Greg Baumer and John Cortines, two Harvard MBAs, were on the fast track to wealth and success when they began an earnest exploration of faith and wealth. What they learned along the way tranformed how they thought about money and what it means to give abundantly. Listen to hear these two young professionals share what it means to pursue radical generosity with their growing families, and how their Giving Funds with NCF are a key strategy to living a generous life.

Duration: 00:22:06

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy finds beauty in brokenness

Five years ago, NCF giver, model, and author Lauren Scruggs Kennedy survived a tragic plane propellor accident that took her left arm and eye … and changed her life forever. But through her faith in Christ and her family’s support, she persevered and has become an advocate for other women who have suffered limb loss. Lauren’s passion compelled her to open an NCF Giving Fund called the Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation, with a mission to to provide funds for women and girls to receive a...

Duration: 00:20:23

Craig and April Chapman: Giving beyond the check

Why would a pair of innovative software engineers prefer to spend an almost sleepless night once a month with Seattle’s diverse homeless population? NCF givers Craig and April Chapman know what it how to give beyond the check, and not just because they give private stock. Now they’re investing their time by doing hands-on ministry, and it’s brought more adventure and joy than they imagined.

Duration: 00:10:51

A mistake and a miracle: Kim King’s surprising giving story

Kim King, an NCF giver from Texas made an online ”mistake” that led to amazing blessings for her and a Christian ministry. While recommending a grant from her Giving Fund online, Kim mistakenly used a comma instead of a decimal … sending 100 times her intended grant amount to the charity! Kim was quickly reminded, though, to follow God where He leads and and put her trust in His bigger plan.

Duration: 00:13:25

Clyde and Sue Lear: A covenant, a couple, and a company

Missouri businessman Clyde Lear and his wife Sue made a covenant with God to invest in others by leveraging their time and treasures. One way they accomplished this was by giving part of Clyde’s business to NCF before the sale, which sent more to their favorite ministries … read more of their inspiring story.

Duration: 00:09:44

Craig and April Chapman: Giving beyond the check

Craig and April Chapman went beyond writing checks to serving the homeless in Seattle. They also went beyond the check to give stock in their privately held tech company before they sold it … read more of their inspiring story.

Duration: 00:01:28