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My giving journey: Rachel's story

Rachel reflects on her giving and how her Donor Advised Fund account supports her. 

Ruth Jackson Portrait Ruth Jackson
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We are grateful to our donor Rachel for sharing her giving journey. 

I was a young adult, a new Christian, and just starting a job that I felt called to. Two things deeply impacted me at that time: one was Richard Foster's phrase, 'We should live simply so that others simply live'; the other was reading of those who were called to live by faith, trusting God to provide for their needs as they took the Gospel to unreached people. I longed to be part of the answer to their prayers, seeing God match giving to need in a way that blessed my faith as well as theirs, and partnering with them in the work they were doing. I discovered the joy of giving. 

I longed to be part of the answer to their prayers... I discovered the joy of giving.

Of course, I learned over the years the value of steady giving too. But my passion remains the support of small gospel ventures, where giving makes a significant difference. 

Benefits of my Donor Advised Fund account

I have had the privilege of earning and giving, but I am not financially savvy! So, Stewardship has been a godsend. I love having all my giving under one roof. The website is so simple to navigate. I value the ease and simplicity of my Donor Advised Fund (DAF) account, being able to setup and adjust donations and gifts, with only one Gift Aid declaration. Stewardship staff have been very helpful in enabling charities new to them to register. And with an irregular income, the option to have my account balance invested has been invaluable. I can allocate my lump sum giving to the Stewardship investment options, to be drawn down for future giving, with remarkable ease.

Added to all that, the team at Stewardship are unfailingly helpful and patient with queries. I can’t recommend this giving tool highly enough. 

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Ruth Jackson

Ruth is leading the PR and Communications for Stewardship. She joined Stewardship in April 2022.

She has over 25 years’ marketing communications experience across a range of sectors, including higher education, technology and the arts, both business- and customer-facing. 

Ruth worships at C3 Church in Cambridge, where she lives with her husband and two teenage daughters. When she’s not at her desk, you might find her rowing on the River Cam, in a ballet class or out for a walk.

She supports causes that are focused on alleviating global poverty and injustice, with a particular interest in supporting vulnerable children.

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