For Pauletta Reeves, it was her son, Stephen, who first sparked her interest in the Baptist Joint Committee. After he interned for the BJC and later served as staff attorney, Pauletta and her late husband, Kelly, began donating regularly.
Pauletta strongly believes in having a sound Christian voice that stands firm with the Constitution, working toward religious liberty for all in our very diverse country. The BJC’s coalition work and community of support are also important to her. “I love that there are many bodies from the nation, state and region who work with the BJC, as well as thousands of churches,” she said.
As someone who believes deeply in the BJC’s mission, Pauletta feels that the best thing she could do to support the BJC’s work is to give. But remembering to give on a regular basis was a challenge. Monthly giving was an excellent option. “I simply decided to set up a giving plan, though it isn’t much, to donate regularly,” she said.
In addition to monthly giving, Pauletta decided to take her commitment a step further and include the BJC in her estate plan. “I also decided that it would be important to contribute what I could in my will. For me, it is an extension of what I want to do and what I want to be a part of. It is also my feeling that my late husband would be pleased with the decision,” she said.
Being a good steward of what she’s been given in this life is important to Pauletta. “I am happy to simply be a very small part of this big and important work,” she said.
Make a lasting investment in religious liberty by becoming a monthly donor or remembering the BJC in your estate plans. Set up your monthly gift online or contact Development Director Taryn Deaton at tdeaton@BJConline.org or 202-544-4226 for information or assistance. If you have already included the BJC in your estate plans, please let us know by completing this simple form.