Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy that impacts the Kingdom for eternity is a gift that has greater returns than any scale could measure.  With the ministry of Cross America there are several options to maximize your gift and make a difference in the lives of others.

Estate Planning

Have you ever wanted to be a missionary or evangelist and tell others about God’s grace and salvation message of forgiveness and hope?

If God has blessed you on earth and allowed you to accumulate an estate that has the ability to donate to a nonprofit, Cross America can provide an avenue for you to be a witness while you are alive or even after you are gone.  Your gift will truly be the gift that keeps on giving.  If you are able to give to our Perpetual Fund, your gift will be used to fund operations and send crosses out across America perpetually forever.

Please scroll down to learn more about our Perpetual Fund program.  If you would like to speak with someone about how to set up and donate to our Perpetual Fund, please contact our Executive Director, Crystal Sanburn, at 1-765-780-3090, or email her at

How many crosses will your donation send out every year?

We have negotiated and purchased the crosses in very large quantities (usually 400,000 per order).  This has allowed us to obtain a very low cost per cross.  Currently, each cross cost $0.109 each.  For rounding purposes, we will use $0.11 each.  If we use an average investment return of 7%, then for every $1.58 donated to the Perpetual Fund, we can purchase 1 cross per year, every year, forever.  Below are some examples of how even a small donation can have an amazing impact forever.

Perpetual Fund

This fund will allow Cross America to operate perpetually until the mission statement is completed.  The financial plan for this fund consists of investing all amounts into investments that are safe and have reliable returns.  The net proceeds from these returns will be used to fund Cross America forever.  The mission is currently projected to take 30-50 years to complete.  Once it is complete, there will be a new generation born, and the fund will be used to start over again.  This will continue forever or until Jesus returns.  Your donation to this fund will literally have an impact forever.  The goal is to have the fund fully funded within 21 years.   Join the momentum to help send the love of Christ to homes in America forever.

Perpetual Fund Donation Contact Info

If you would like to join the momentum of continuing this ministry forever, feel free to contact any of these financial advisors to get one-on-one advice on how to donate to the Perpetual Fund!

CFD Investments contact Mick Owens  (800) 745-7776

Edward Jones contact Curtis Trainer  (765) 456-3921

Howard County Community Foundation contact Todd Moser (800) 964-0508

Jackson Financial Group, LLC contact Steve Jackson   (800) 333-8219

Mutual Wealth contact Matt Akers  (812) 384-2339

Memorial Sponsorship

Losing a loved one is never easy.  The grieving process can be very hard and sometimes leaves a person with a lot of questions.  Since we live in an imperfect world, we may never know all the answers.

At Cross America, we want to help you honor your loved one by giving you an opportunity to memorialize their name in a way that can honor God for many years. If you feel led to, you may honor them in the following ways:

Sponsor a zip code in their name.

We will have personalized stickers made in their honor that will be used to seal every salvation packet and cross that is mailed out to the zip code you choose.  If the amount needed to sponsor the zip code is more than the available funds you have, we may have Angel Sponsors who have graciously donated funds to help you finish out the zip code in your loved one’s name.

Donate to the Perpetual Fund in Their Name

The mission of Cross America will take several decades to complete.  It is larger than any one person or persons.  It will take a large group of committed Christians to accomplish this mission.  To be good stewards of this mission, the Holy Spirit has guided us to set up a Perpetual Fund.  This fund will not only bless the giver, but it will also be used to fund the annual operations perpetually forever.  Whether you donate to the Perpetual Fund in honor of your loved one or donate personally, you will be giving the gift of allowing this mission to be perpetual for many years.  Your gift will literally mean crosses and salvation messages are sent out every year forever.  The money donated to the Perpetual Fund is placed into safe, protected investments as directed by the Statement of Investment policy.  The earnings or interest from these investments are used to fund the operations annually.  This allows the mission to be perpetual.

Your name will be listed as part of the Perpetual Fund Members on the following link: Perpetual Fund Sponsors.

Annual Memorial Sponsorships

DonorAmount DonatedCrosses Sent Out Annually
Zachary Baker Sponsorship$1,250803
Delores Mitzler Sponsorship$1,284825

One-Time Memorial Sponsorships

DonorZip Code SponsoredCrosses Sent Out in their Memory
Delores Mitzler SponsorshipUtica, NY (13501)14,684
Clayton Maust SponsorshipPigeon, MI (48755)650
Linda Taylor SponsorshipSwayzee, IN (46986)793
James Ernest SnoddyLansing, MI (48840, 48864)17,180
Richard Conn
Sarah Halberda
Sarah Halberda
Ilene Mary Host
Myra Sanburn
Elain Bishop’s father
Lake, MI (48362)46
Ireland Daniel McWhorterAlbany, KY 426025,414
Alton Guy JR Haas & Loretta HaasWingate, IN 47994269