Ways To Give
Qualified Charitable Distribution
There is good news for donors in their 70s--and for the churches and causes they care about. Federal law makes it possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to charitable organizations like your church.
* The gift comes from your IRA, using pre-tax dollars
* The gift amount is excluded from your taxable income
* The gift amount comes from your "required minimum distribution" for this year.
As such, you can give far more with less. This may be an attractive giving option for you if you are over 70½ and now receiving minimum IRA distribution and would like to support Good Shepherd’s mission and ministries.
Be sure to talk to your financial advisor and/or the institution holding your IRA. Also don't wait until the last minute. The investment institution needs time to process your request, and send the check via mail.
Gifts of Stock
A stock transfer is easy to do. To make a gift of stock, please call the church office at 484-2153. Be sure to talk with your financial advisor and/or tax attorney about this option. And please initiate transfers by early December, to give time for all the transactions to take place.
You can set up an automatic monthly online gift to Good Shepherd that fulfills your pledge and ensures an even giving pattern over the course of twelve months. Our secure online platform is pushpay. You can access this on our website: goodshepherdcorral.org/give.