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Episcopal Impact Fund Planned Giving Webinar: Create a Lasting Legacy

What is your legacy?

Our connections and sense of community have never felt more important. Relationships with our family, friends and the organizations we care about define us, sustain us and offer hope in difficult times.

Join Episcopal Impact Fund - and our speakers, the Rev. Richard Schaper, estate planning specialist, and Davey Gerhard of the Diocese of California - for an informative conversation about planned giving strategies and options.

Thursday, April 15th at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Topics include

  • using what you have no use for to make life better for others

  • ways to include both your children and charity

  • getting guaranteed life income back from your gift

  • supporting your congregation

Whether you’ve already contemplated a planned gift or are just being introduced to the concept, this session will be helpful!

Register now at and put your beliefs in action.

Already included Episcopal Impact Fund (or Episcopal Charities) in your estate plans? Please let us know so we can recognize you as a member of the Impact Fund’s Circle of Light legacy giving program!

If you have additional questions about this webinar or Planned Giving at Episcopal Impact Fund, contact Ann Morris at

About the Rev. Richard Schaper

The Rev. Richard Schaper has been a professional financial and gift planner since 1996. He served for 14 years as the Planned Giving Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of California, a role in which he has served the Church Divinity School of the Pacific since 1999. He is an assisting priest at Grace Cathedral and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Belvedere.

Rev. Schaper studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He also studied philosophy and religion at Colgate University, theology at the University of Chicago, ethics at Yale University, financial planning at Golden Gate University and the management of nonprofit organizations at the University of San Francisco. Growing up Lutheran, then worshipping with Quakers and zazen training with Zenki Shibayama Roshi prepared him for nine years as a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory.

Richard’s experiences as a monk, hospital chaplain, parish pastor, and certified financial planner have prepared him for a pastoral and spiritual perspective in financial and estate planning.

Rev. Schaper will be joined by Davey Gerhard, Director of Development for the Diocese of California, where he assists congregations with stewardship and makes the connection between money and meaning.



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