Gifts You Can Make Now

Receive a tax deduction now for the market value and see your gift at work.

Cash

Cash is the quickest and simplest way to make a gift. You can donate cash, securities, or personal property when making an outright gift. Benefits of this type of gift are an income tax deduction and avoidance of any capital gains tax.

Stocks & Bonds

A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift.

The benefits of giving a gift of stock are:

  • You avoid paying long-term capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
  • Giving generously requires us to think of the future. Express your stewardship in ways that will bless your family and your church.
  • If you are a stockholder in a closely-held corporation, consider having the corporation make a gift to your church. Like individuals, corporations qualify for tax deductions for charitable gifts.

If you’d like to make a gift of stock to your church, fill out our Securities Transfer Form or contact our office at 334-793-6820 or [email protected].

Real Estate

A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.

Personal Property

Personal property such as automobiles, works of art, antiques, coin or stamp collections, jewelry, and other items can make generous gifts to the church. There are some tax benefits for the donor which depend upon the value of the property given and how the gift is to be used by the church.

Downloadable Resources

  • Living Trust one sheet (coming soon)