WAYS OF GIVING

 

Making a charitable gift is an important and personal decision.  Our Capital Campaign for “Building Together” offers an opportunity to prayerfully reflect on all the blessings God has bestowed upon us and use them to make a positive impact in our community.  It also offers the opportunity to receive a tax deduction, based on applicable charitable giving laws. We greatly value all  gifts of time, talent, and treasure we receive.  We invite you to make a gift that reflects your gratitude for God’s blessings to you.  We also ask that you become an ambassador for the project and encourage family and friends to get involved.  Your gift and support is important to the success of “Building Together.”  You can make a difference!

 

Gifts of Cash*

Gifts of cash are the most direct, simple, and popular way for a donor to give. It is also the easiest way for St. Sophia to receive such donations.  Your gift can be made by check or credit card, either in one installment, or over a period of up to three years. The earlier we make our payments, the less we would have to borrow to meet the cash flow needs of our project. Please be aware that using a credit card will reduce the amount of your gift to St. Sophia, due to the applicable fees.  

 

Stocks*

Appreciated Stock (typically held more than one year) makes an excellent gift.

 

Bonds and Mutual Funds*

Also an excellent gift.

State, Municipal, and U.S. Government Bonds are welcome.

 

Cash Value of Life Insurance*

If you have a policy you no longer need, consider donating the policy to our campaign “Building Together.”

 

Real Estate*

One of the most overlooked gift forms is real estate.  We will be happy to discuss the possible gift of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate in support of “Building Together.”

 

Personal Property*

Gifts of personal property are always welcome.  These include collections, royalty, mineral rights, cars, jewelry, etc. 

 

Income tax laws encourage charitable giving.  In most cases, you will receive a tax deduction.  Through gifts of appreciated items, you may also be able to avoid capital gain taxes. *

 

*Contact your Financial Advisor or Accountant for assistance with gift options and tax implications.

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