Letter from our President

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting One More Child’s planned giving site! It is my desire that this be a tangible benefit to you and your family.

Statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die* without a will or an estate plan. The impact of this on your children, on your surviving spouse, on your taxes and on legal fees is immeasurable.

There are many reasons people do not have a will in place, including the expense, the complication, the time consumption, the confusion, the fear of dying and more. Many others spend too little time on their plans. As a result, they may find themselves paying more taxes than necessary, investing their assets unwisely or leaving their property to unintended beneficiaries. Before it is too late, it is important that you take the time to work with professionals who can help ensure that your financial plans are set according to your wishes. An up-to-date financial and estate plan can mean more spendable income, fewer investment worries and the assurance that property will ultimately be passed on to the intended beneficiaries.

Our goal is to provide you with easy to understand financial estate planning information that can assist you as a wise steward of your assets. Below, we have provided information and tools related to several different planned giving options. By clicking on “Calculate the Benefits,” you can walk yourself through the data gathering process. When you have completed this process, you can print the results at home and/or contact our staff for answers to additional questions. All information entered into the calculation is confidential.

The impact of including One More Child in your will or estate plan is tremendous as it helps us extend the reach of our ministry. More than 80% of our annual budget comes from private support – from friends like you. Last year, private support helped us impact 171,273 children and individuals and serve more than 3 million meals.

Thank you for considering One More Child as you begin this important planning process. And thank you for helping us reach ONE MORE CHILD.

Jerry Haag, Ph.D., CFP®
President/CEO
One More Child

*Statistic from America Bar Association

55% of

Americans die

without a will

or estate plan

Planned Giving

The term “planned giving” refers to charitable gifts that require some planning before they are made. Planned gifts are popular because they can provide valuable tax benefits and/or income for life. Whether a donor uses cash or other assets, the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and charity. Some of the potential benefits of planned gifts include:

  • Increase current income for the donor or others
  • Reduce the donor’s income tax
  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Pass assets to family at a reduced tax cost
  • Make significant donations to charity
View Planned Giving Options

With the assistance of a well-informed development officer and/or financial advisor, anyone can craft a planned gift to meet his or her charitable and financial goals. Planned gifts include bequests, trusts, and contracts between a donor and a charity.

HERITAGE CLUB

Join the Club

Everyone who includes One More Child in their estate plans automatically becomes part of our Heritage Club, which is our way of honoring those who have remembered One More Child with a future gift. Please contact Averitt Ennis at averitt.ennis@onemorechild.org or 863.687.8811 if you have included One More Child in your estate plans so we can formally recognize you.

Following is the official information you will want to include on documents prepared by your attorney or financial advisor to designate bequests to the One More Child.

Name: One More Child
Address: 1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Federal Employer ID number: 59-0657326
Contact Name: Chief Financial Officer

Types of Planned Gifts

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is an agreement between an individual/couple and a qualified charitable organization. The individual or couple transfers assets to the charity and, in turn, receives fixed payments for the remainder of their lives, guaranteed by the full worth of the charity, usually at a greater return than current investments. For example, let’s say an individual age 70 buys a gift annuity from One More Child for $10,000. If the Gift Annuity Rate for a person of that age is 6.7% annually (for current rates used by One More Child, contact Averitt Ennis), he or she would get $670 per year for their lifetime. The rate is determined by the person’s age when the contract is made. Payments may be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. Income from a gift annuity can be deferred for a period of years. Deferred gift annuities are often set up by younger donors to supplement retirement income.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This trust makes payments, either a fixed amount (annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to whomever the donor chooses to receive income. The donor may claim a charitable income tax deduction and may not have to pay any capital gains tax if the gift is of appreciated property. At the end of the trust term, the charity receives whatever amount is left in the trust. Charitable remainder unitrusts provide some flexibility in the distribution of income, and thus can be helpful in retirement planning.

Retained Life Estate

A donor may make a gift of his or her personal residence or farm to charity and retain the right to live there for the remainder of his or her life. The donor receives an immediate income tax deduction for the gift. At the donor’s death, the charity can use or sell the property.

All gifts to One More Child are tax-deductible as allowed by law, and all are deeply appreciated!

  • Cash
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • In-Kind Goods or Services

Bequest

When a donor decides to leave assets to charity in his or her will, he or she is making a bequest. The donor’s estate will receive a charitable estate tax deduction at his or her death, when the gift is made to charity. Everyone should have a will.

Our Staff

Jerry T. Haag, Ph.D., CFP®

President/CEO

Dr. Jerry Haag serves as president and CEO of One More Child. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to impacting 249,044 in 2018.

During his tenure as president of an organization that has a rich history dating back to 1904, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his leadership, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking and Single Moms programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families.

Dr. Haag has been appointed and reappointed since 2013 by both Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council where he currently is vice chairman. He is a board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), where he has chaired its Faith and Foster Care Research Team and served on the President’s Advisory Council.

Dr. Haag has led One More Child to host Anti-Trafficking conferences in the Dominican Republic with the support of President Danilo Medina and in Guatemala in partnership with First Lady Patricia de Morales. In early 2019, he joined President Trump in the Oval Office for the signing of vital bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation.

Dr. Haag had the pleasure of being selected to participate in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.

Dr. Haag has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world. He preaches regularly in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together. Additionally, he has authored, presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.

In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world.

Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, and he was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as president of One More Child.

He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.

From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville.

Dr. Haag and Christi live in Lakeland, FL. Christi is a well-known speaker with “Women of Purpose Speak.” Their eldest son, Ben, lives and works in Dallas, TX and their youngest son, Brady, resides and works in Austin, TX.

Do you need a brief bio for Dr. Haag for an upcoming speaking or preaching engagement he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Jerry

Phone: 863.687.8811

Averitt Ennis

Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development at One More Child (OMC), Averitt serves as the chief fundraising strategist to help meet the needs of children and families throughout Florida and the developing world through philanthropy. His passion is to ensure our organizations remain fiscally strong and continue to meet our goal of always helping one more child.

A graduate from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in medical record administration and a master’s degree in health sciences, Averitt has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.

Prior to joining OMC, Averitt was employed by Orlando Health where he was Vice President within their Foundation and provided oversight for the capital campaign, annual fund program, donor relationships and policy development. He is noted for his visionary, effective and results-driven leadership. Averitt was instrumental in the development of the Orlando Health Foundation’s vision and mission, and he is a known mentor in philanthropy throughout the Southeast.

Averitt is a graduate of the Fund Raising School of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where he received a certificate in fundraising management. Prior to taking on the Vice President role at the Orlando Health Foundation, he served as the Capital Campaign Director and the Development Director.

Averitt is a member at First Baptist Church Windermere. He and his wife, Renee, have three daughters: Whitney, Kristen and Sarah.

Averitt believes his role at OMC is a unique way to love and serve those in the most vulnerable positions and to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Contact Averitt

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Pam Fuller

Director of Annual Gifts

Pam Fuller serves as Director of Annual Gifts. She is responsible for cultivating donor relationships and leading Women of Compassion, a world-changing giving society of women who are passionate about helping innocent children in need. Adopted as an infant through a children’s home in another state, Pam has enthusiastically supported the mission of One More Child for many years.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida and spent the first 24+ years of her professional career working for elected officials at the state and federal levels. Pam is honored by the God-sized opportunity to help One More Child provide hope and security to children in need.

Pam and her husband Michael have been married for 24 years. They are parents of an adult son, Alec, and attend Church at the Mall in Lakeland where Pam teaches a Kindergarten Connect Group. Pam is also a published author, a cancer survivor and college football enthusiast.

Contact Pam

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Erica Hall

Director of Major Gifts

Erica Hall serves as the Director of Major Gifts. She is responsible for the cultivation of partnerships through donor relations, fundraising events, sponsorships and speaking engagements to enhance the impact of One More Child.

Erica also serves as the staff coordinator for the One More Child Celebration Ball – an annual event fundraiser to benefit the ministries of FBCH and One More Child.

Erica is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and leadership development and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in non-profit and community development. Prior to joining the Children’s Homes, Erica served as the Grassroots and Coalitions Coordinator for a statewide political campaign and, most recently, served as the Education Liaison for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

She and her husband Jarrett are active members of First Baptist Church Plant City where they serve as college small group leaders and are involved in new member outreach. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, canning and traveling.

Contact Erica

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Abby Ford

Director of Event Planning

Abby Ford serves as the Director of Event Planning at One More Child. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of key development related events essential to developing, expanding and stewarding philanthropic support for FBCH and One More Child. Abby earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southeastern University as well as a master’s degree in human services counseling with a focus in business from Liberty University.

Prior to joining the development team at One More Child, Abby served in various roles alongside the programs staff. With a passion for bringing other’s visions to life, she looks forward to doing so through the lens of fundraising events and related activities for One More Child. Abby and her husband, Zackary, are active members of the Rock Community church and love to call Lakeland their home. In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family and DIY projects!

Contact Abby

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Emily Petrilli

Director of Major Gifts

Emily Petrilli serves as the Director of Major Gifts at One More Child. She works with donors across the greater Tampa Bay area to develop and steward philanthropic support for the organization. She loves telling the story of how FBCH and One More Child are sharing the love of Jesus through providing for children and families in need. Emily is passionate about connecting people with opportunities to help meet the needs of children and families locally and globally.

Prior to joining OMC, Emily worked with youth as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education from the Pennsylvania State University.

Emily and her husband, John, are active in their church community in Tampa.  She enjoys encouraging women to study the Bible so that they can learn more about our great God. In her spare time you can find Emily tending to her vegetable garden, playing board games with her husband, or enjoying a good book.

Contact Emily

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811 ext. 2235

Rebecca Rothman

Director of Foundations

Rebecca Rothman serves as the Director of Foundations for One More Child. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of fundraising initiatives essential to developing, expanding and stewarding foundation support for One More Child. Rebecca also manages all written fundraising materials.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She went on to receive her master’s in business administration from Saint Leo University. Rebecca also has earned her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Prior to joining the team at One More Child in 2014, Rebecca was an accountant at Raulerson & Co., where she was responsible for client communications as well as nonprofit tax issues and audits. She also created, developed and led the homeless ministry at Plant City’s First Baptist Church from 2012-2014.

Rebecca and her husband, Mark, have been married for twelve years and reside in Plant City. They have three children, Layla, Rex and Jacob. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and writing. She is an active member at First Baptist Church Plant City as ladies life group leader and deacon’s wife. As an adopted child herself, Rebecca has a passion for giving hope and worth to hurting children through the life-changing love of Christ.

Contact Rebecca

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Joy Sellers

Director of Development

Joy Sellers serves as the Director of Development for Central and South Florida. She is responsible for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships on behalf of FBCH and One More Child. 

As Director of Development, Joy Sellers seeks to match the passions of donors with the needs of the children served by FBCH and One More Child. Joy has a heart for meeting the physical and spiritual needs of children and families locally and globally. She is excited to help other people pursue this same goal.

For the last 10 years, Joy has worked with children and youth through her church both as a volunteer and a staff member, served on mission trips, and worked as a missionary with the North American Mission Board. In 2017, Joy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and in 2019 she joined the FBCH and One More Child family.

Joy has been married to her husband, Nate, since 2016. Together, they are actively involved in their church, Greater Hope. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new coffee shops, volunteering at local Special Olympics events, cheering on the UCF Knights and visiting the dog park with her pup, Cooper.

Contact Joy

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Heather York

Director of Development

Heather York serves as the Director of Development for FBCH and One More Child in the Panhandle and North Florida. She is responsible for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships on behalf of One More Child. She is eager to see what God has planned for the ministry to make an immediate impact and eternal difference in the lives of children locally and globally.

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Auburn University. She spent the first 15+ years of her professional career working on water quality protection and restoration projects at the state and federal levels. In 2017, she received her calling to serve children in need as a residential case manager on the FBCH / One More Child campus in Tallahassee prior to joining the development team in 2018.

Heather and her husband, Bobby, have been married since 2012 and reside in Tallahassee.  Together they have four children, Tanner, Gage, Brandon, and Jamie, and a four-legged friend named Boone. When she is not attending her children’s soccer events, Heather can be found running trails or camping in the mountains.  She is a member of Celebration Baptist Church.

Contact Heather

8415 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317

Phone: 850.878.1458

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