There are several ways to give to Redeemer! Please make a gift of any amount using your credit card, or choose from the optional amounts. Please designate your giving by selecting from “Designations” using the blue arrow menu (Tithes & Offering, Mercy Fund, Building Fund, Other Donations/Payments). When paying for an event, please use the comment box for detailed information. Payments for events are not tax-deductible.
Cash & Credit Card Giving
- Credit Card (available for one time or recurring gifts): Give Online
- Automatic Draft from your checking account (EFT): Please email Susan Snyder for forms authorizing Redeemer to draft a monthly donation amount of your choice from your checking account.
- Mail a Check: 165 Pulaski St, Athens, GA 30601
If you make an outright cash gift, you will be eligible for a deduction for the full value of your gift. You can utilize this deduction for up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income and carry forward any unused portion for up to five additional tax years.
IRA Charitable Distribution
(eligible for donors over 70 ½ years old)
This is ideal for IRA owners taking distributions and your gift can be counted toward your required minimum distributions.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from your IRA to Redeemer Presbyterian Church
- Gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer per year.
Gift of Appreciated Mutual Funds or Stock
If you give stocks, bonds, or mutual funds you have owned for at least one year, you may be eligible for a deduction based on the mean market value of the security on the date that Redeemer receives it. You can utilize this deduction for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and carry forward any unused portion for up to five additional tax years. For more info...
- Charitable Bequest: Through your will you can name Redeemer as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate or of particular assets in your estate.
- Charitable remainder trusts:
- You can name Redeemer Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary of the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your IRA, 401(k), tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension, or profit-sharing plan.
- For some people, retirement accounts can be the most highly taxed assets they own, since retirement-plan assets may be subject to both estate and income taxes. RPC is a tax-exempt institution, so when you name the church as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan, these assets can pass to Redeemer without being taxed.
- To make this gift, you can simply notify your plan’s administrator of your wish to change the beneficiary. Complete your plan administrator’s “change of beneficiary” form. Redeemer’s tax identification number (EIN) is __-______.
- If your spouse and children are currently the beneficiaries of your retirement plan, you can continue to keep them as beneficiaries, and also include Redeemer Presbyterian Church as the beneficiary of a portion of the plan. When distributions are made, the plan administrator can “cash out” RPC’s share of the account without affecting your family’s portion of the account, so that Redeemer, and your heirs, benefit from your retirement savings.