There are several ways to give to the campaign that allow you to support Epiphany of the Lord in a meaningful way. Pledges are commitments made in good faith, but Epiphany will not legally bind parishioners for a pledge. Outright gifts will best serve the immediate needs of the parish to confidently move forward with building plans. However, there are other charitable giving methods you may want to consider.
Most commonly, parishioners make cash payments using a check, or
, our online giving system. You may benefit from such payments with a charitable deduction on your tax return. Checks to the campaign should be made out to Epiphany of the Lord.
Stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact on our campaign and also create an income tax deduction for you based on their current market value. You also avoid all capital gains by gifting directly to the campaign, a double benefit to you. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Development Office administers gifts of stock for the parish.
Planned giving is the process of carefully selecting the best method and asset for making a charitable gift. Such a gift can enable you to take full advantage of the tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals. Examples are:
- A gift in your will or in your living trust.
- A gift of life insurance.
- Real estate.
- Naming the parish as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or pension plan.
- Create a charitable trust.
COMPANY MATCHING GIFTS
A matching gift program provided through your employer may allow you to increase your gift. Before you make your gift, please inquire at your place of employment to see if your employer has a matching gift program and if the campaign would qualify for a matching gift.
Always consult with your financial or tax advisor to determine which method of giving is most beneficial for you.
THREE-YEAR PLEDGE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Epiphany is inviting parishioners to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial and meaningful gift, one that is in addition to your annual offertory support. Because of this, we encourage you to spread your gift over a three-year pledge period. This can allow for a manageable pledge payment plan. We encourage parishioners to consider a 10 to 20 percent initial gift to begin your pledge.
||Payment Plans After Initial Investment
* The daily and weekly figures are provided for illustration and example only.