Thank you for your interest in donating to our church! Financial gifts from our members and friends are critical for us maintain and improve our services and facilities.
We accept donations in three ways:
Contact us at email@example.com and let us know what amount you would like to give for the calendar year. Our assistant treasurer will reply with options for fulfilling your pledge.
Transfer securities to the church.
In many cases, donating securities as a gift to the church may provide tax benefits. Please contact the Treasurer, Bill Seymour, for details and a sample letter. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Via PayPal You can donate one time or on a recurring basis from a bank account or credit card via the PayPal button below. Note: If you would like a receipt mailed to you for tax purposes, be sure to click the “Share my mailing address” box on the second page of the PayPal form. Also, please consider adding two percent to your pledge to cover PayPal’s service fee.
The church will track your contributions and will provide documentation for tax purposes. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Via Vanco You can also arrange for a single or scheduled payments from a bank account via our online Vanco form. Please consider adding an additional one percent to your pledge to cover Vanco’s service fees.
Thank you for your support—every donation makes a difference to our Church!
Our Endowment Fund
In addition to our regular pledge funds, the Eliot Church Endowment Fund exists as an entity separate from the Church and managed by a committee elected at the Church’s annual meeting. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to assure the long-term success of the Church.
Surpluses in the Church operating budget may be directed to the Fund. More commonly, income/appreciation from the Fund is distributed to the church to be used as part of the operating budget. The principal of the Fund, however, will always be preserved and used only for emergencies or special purposes that will contribute to the growth and sustenance of the church (for example, real estate purchases).
Members and friends of the Church are strongly encouraged to consider a planned gift such as providing for the Fund in your will or naming the Fund as a life insurance beneficiary. The continued existence of the Eliot Church can be part of your legacy.
The Fund also accepts donations both of money and securities.
Please contact Bill Seymour, Treasurer, for more information.