The value of a donor advised fund
by Bill Arnold on August 22, 2019 in great commandment
You may have heard about the benefits of something called a “Donor Advised Fund.” Simply put, a Donor Advised Fund is a vehicle for giving that lets you contribute assets to the fund when it’s most advantageous for you, receive a tax deduction, and then later decide how you want the money distributed. ...
10 reasons for a will
by Bill Arnold on July 13, 2018 in culture
Bill Arnold, president of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation, presents 10 important reasons for creating a will...
What’s not in your wallet?
by Bill Arnold on February 17, 2017 in culture
If your wallet is like mine, it’s easier to put things into it than take them out. I also find that I want to have all the important personal information with me – just in case. My overly-stuffed wallet sends a message that I have a lot of cash or – these days – credit and debit cards in my wallet. Not that the ladies are exempt – in a store not long ago, I watched a lady dig through a plethora of cards to find the one that had enough credit on it (that’s a subject for another article) to buy what she wanted. Had I slipped one of those cards out of her stack, she would have never missed it until she got the bill.
Even a casual...
Take a minute to say “thank you” to influencers in your life
by Bill Arnold on May 10, 2016 in faith
Recently it has been my privilege on behalf of the Missions Foundation to participate in the Baylor Oral History project. In preparation for those conversations, they asked me to think back, not only over the 31 years of the life of the Foundation but over the path that led to my being president of this organization.
As is often the case, the journey back down the path found good decisions and bad; opportunities taken and missed; and occasional musings of “what if.” The most significant thing to me, however, was to remember the many, many people who had well-influenced the direction of the path along the way. I realize that I am...