Types of Giving
Cash is the easiest method of giving, and the option that provides the most immediate benefit. Cash may be given as a one-time gift online via electronic check or credit card, or you can establish automatic electronic payments through your bank account or credit card.
There are also several alternative forms of giving, as described below. If you are interested in any of these options or would like more information, please contact us at email@example.com
Appreciated Marketable Securities
Appreciated Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value.
Life Insurance Policy
A current life insurance policy can be transferred to Colonial Church, for which you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value. Colonial Church will elect one of two options: cash in the policy for immediate ministry needs, or keep it and utilize the death benefit later.
One Gift - Twice the Impact
So you have a heart for giving and want to find ways to increase the impact of your gifts... Did you know some employers will match contributions to your church and thereby double your giving impact? Ask your employer about Charitable Gift Matching... a popular way for many companies to increase the value of their employees' gifts to charity. Any questions about giving can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have planned in advance to give a gift as part of your overall personal financial strategy, either now or in the future, we recommend that you discuss your strategy with your tax and/or financial advisor.
There are several types of gifts that may fall under this category, many of which are very simple to make and do not require any formal communication to us. These include: