Here are two cut/paste articles to include in your church’s newsletter or Sunday morning bulletins during October, November and early December. We suggest running each one multiple times. Please call if you have questions.
Gifts of Stock – A Great Way to Give to [Your Church’s Name]
Many of us have stock that has appreciated substantially during the past few years. Please consider using it to make a year-end gift to [Your Church’s Name], or pay some or all of your 2019 pledge. In doing so, you’ll avoid all brokerage charges or commissions, avoid all capital gains taxes, generate a great tax deduction for yourself and [Your Church’s Name] will receive 100% of the market value of the stock! For more information and help in making the gift, call Ted Soto at the Virginia United Methodist Foundation at 804-521-1122.
Donor Advised Funds Can Help You and [Your Church’s Name]
Because of the new tax law, many people are establishing Donor Advised Funds to insure they have sufficient deductions to be able to itemize in 2018. By establishing and making a contribution to your DAF, you can take the entire amount of the contribution in 2018, even though the distributions from your DAF to [Your Church’s Name] and other charities may not be made until 2019 or later. For more information on how to establish a qualified DAF, contact Ted Soto at the Virginia United Methodist Foundation at 804-521-1122.