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Council Update 2023.01

Entering a new year always brings some changes, new calendars for the wall, new priorities, and a new group of Council members. I was humbled, while also very pleased to be elected to serve as this year’s President of the Council along with Ashley Mattson, as the Vice President. Deb Rude and Joan Halderson agreed to continue the great work in their officer position as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. We have five new members, in Cheryl Bohnen, Andy Kohls, Josie

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Donating Assets: Maximize Your Impact

“It’s what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.” Adrian Rogers Donating monetarily to Zion and/or any charitable organization is great.  But did you know, there may be ways to significantly increase your impact by donating appreciated assets such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds?  There are a few benefits of donating the asset directly instead of first selling and converting to dollars.  First, you can potentially avoid the capital gains tax you would incur if

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Financial Report 2022.12

Zion finished 2022 with some excellent financial news. Our average weekly General Fund income for the year was about $15,500 which is about $400 per week greater than we had in 2021. This represents an overall increase of 2.66%. Our December giving to the General Fund was up over 14% compared to the same month in 2021. Expenses for the month were about $4,500 less than a year ago. However, for the entire year, our expenses ended up 8.8% higher

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