The whole idea of online giving is to provide security and convenience. We know that this method won’t be perfect for everyone—so don’t worry—the traditional forms of giving will always be graciously accepted. This is really designed to give yet another method for you to facilitate your stewardship for the church.
End of Year Giving
YEAR-END GIFTS: What you should know....
Please note that our office will be closed from noon on Friday, December 22 until 8:30 AM Wednesday, December 27. The office will also close at noon on Friday, December 29.
By mail: You will receive a receipt valid for a 2017 tax deduction for any tax-deductible gift received with a check made payable to Christ Episcopal Church, dated 2017 and with a clear USPS postmark of 2017. You should send checks to: 510 Belknap Pl., San Antonio, TX 78212.
Online: Your tax-deductible gift at cecsa.org will be credited as a 2017 gift if it is made before midnight December 31, San Antonio time. You may give 24 hours a day, using a credit card or debit card.
By phone: You may make a tax-deductible gift by credit card. Contact Donna Shreve at the CEC office during business hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Friday. (210-736-3132 ext. 146)
Stock Donation: Donations need to be made ASAP to be recorded in 2017. Please contact Donna Shreve (210-736-3132 ext. 146).
The Great Commission Society comprises members of Christ Episcopal Church who have decided to designate the church as a beneficiary in their estate planning. For over 100 years parishioners have been led by the Spirit to make good decisions for the church. To fulfill our mission requires a firm foundation. Would you like to be part of this society?
Remembering Christ Church through your will, a life insurance policy, or through some other avenue will fortify the witness of this great parish for years into the future and will benefit the generations of loved ones following us. We are eager to hear about your plans for legacy giving to Christ Episcopal Church.
Christ Church Endowment, Inc.
The Christ Church Endowment, Inc., valued today at $4.1 million, is composed of six distinct funds: the Ellison Scholarship Fund, the Building Maintenance Fund, the Restricted Fund, the Special Gifts Fund, the Dave Woodward Fund, and the Parker Memorial Fund. The Endowment’s board manages and distributes income from each fund according to policies and purposes spelled out by a fund’s founder. Though incorporated as a separate entity apart from the Church in 1996, the Church had been managing these endowed funds, in some cases, since the fifties. Their principal is held in perpetuity.
To emphasize, the Endowment is a ministry, alongside the numerous other ministries at the church from the pantry to the choir. We are not in the business of raising money. We do not conduct capital campaigns. None of the Endowment’s income is intended to provide operating funds for the Church. Rather, the Endowment exists to meet the needs of those who wish to make the Kingdom of God more a reality on this earth through their financial generosity expressed as a gift while alive or by will. Its funds normally cover special purposes not ordinarily covered in the budget.
If your vision of faith includes the church in your will or by gift please contact Anna Jewell, 736-3132. We have worked with a variety of assets and financial arrangements and are here to serve you.