Oklahoma City, OK

Based out of Oklahoma City, OK, Joe Williams serves as President of the Plains region, and he can attest that God is doing big things here. As individuals discover creative giving solutions, engage with generosity studies, and seek God’s vision for transformed lives, there’s a sense of excitement for what God is doing in the region with The Signatry. As cities and families continue to unite and stand for what matters, lasting legacies of biblical values and generosity are built and transform communities.

Connect with us to find like-minded peers in the Plains region who share your passion and desire to make a significant impact in the generosity movement.

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Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation?

6 months ago By Joe Williams

Two of the most popular charitable vehicles are donor advised funds and private foundations, but which is best to use in your generosity journey?  That depends. Nearly $70 billion in grants to charity came through private foundations and donor advised funds (DAFs) in 2017. Understanding the differences between these two vehicles is crucial in deciding which is most appropriate for you and your family’s giving. Here are eight key comparisons to consider: Start-Up Cost: DAFs: Can be established immediately at a low or no cost. Most sponsors require an initial minimum contribution of $5,000 or more, but you can open…

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Generosity Live: Joe Williams

1 year ago By The Signatry

As The Signatry, generosity is personal for our staff. We intentionally choose to live out this call God has placed on each of our lives. How we live generously takes many different shapes, so through the year, we want to share stories from our work that may help spark your own ideas! — In August, Joe Williams, President of The Signatry Plains region, based out of Oklahoma City, had the opportunity to lead a team from his church to Uganda where they led two Christian conferences for over 2,500 women. The days were full of lively worship, teaching, and service…

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On Donor Advised Funds

1 year ago By The Signatry

Hello! I’m Joe Williams, and I’m the President of the Plains Region of The Signatry. I am based in Oklahoma City, and my role is to meet with donors to help them maximize gifting opportunities through strategic giving plans. One of the easiest ways to simplify this process is through the use of a donor advised fund. Donor advised funds have seemed to explode on the charitable giving scene in just a few short years. From 2003 to 2013, there was a whopping 186% growth in donor advised funds. Today, the top charities in the country are donor advised funds…

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On Business Sales – Plains Region

1 year ago By The Signatry

Hello! I’m Joe Williams and I’m the President of the Plains Region of The Signatry. My role is to meet with donors to help them maximize gifting opportunities through strategic giving plans. One of The Signatry’s main goals is to maximize charitable giving. A major way way we do this is through giving non-liquids gifts, including portions of closely held businesses. There are some challenges that come with this, but that’s where The Signatry steps in. When selling a business, the owner or owners will face the highest tax liability they will ever face. That liability is locked up the…

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Begin your legacy journey

2 years ago By The Signatry

We all long to live a life that matters long after we are gone, but how do we move from wishful thinking to actionable steps? Sometimes, it comes down to each small, intentional act. Start your journey by thinking through a few key questions. You can answer them all at once, spread them out over several months, or even work through them as a group. Do it at your pace so you stay attuned to God’s prompting in your heart. We look forward to hearing how God is moving you. Reach out as you have more questions and move on…

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