2012 GIVING STATEMENTS: Your 2012 Pathways Church Giving Statements are now available online. Just log into Church Community Builder (CCB) https://pathwayschurch.ccbchurch.com/login to access your statement today! If you have never logged into CCB before, simply click the “Sign Up” link on the login page to set up your account. Your donations to Pathways Church are fully tax deductible. If you have questions regarding your statement, please contact Carmen Fulenwider, Assoc. Pastor of Finance, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generous contributions to Pathways Church.
At Pathways we have made giving easy and convenient for you through our automated online giving service.
A REOCCURING CONTRIBUTION USING YOUR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD
(Once you click on the button a popup window will appear connecting you to our secure Easy Tithe Portal)
ONE TIME CONTRIBUTION VIA PAYPAL
(Once you click on the Paypal button you will be redirected to the Secure Paypal website)
Gift of Securities
Consider making a gift of publicly-traded appreciated securities to Pathways Church. If an investment like stocks or bonds is publicly-traded (so Pathways can transfer them into cash), has increased in value since its purchase and has been held for more than one year, then there may be significant tax advantages to transferring ownership of that security to Pathways Church as a charitable donation. Donating appreciated gifts of security eliminates potential capital gains taxes for the donor while still allowing the donor to receive the contribution credit for the current market value of the gift. Because of our 501(c) (3) status, Pathways Church can sell the security and receive full market value less transaction costs.
What if I sell first then give the cash?
You may have to pay capital gain taxes which will reduce the after-tax proceeds from the sale.
How to contribute gifts of securities?
Donating a publicly-traded gift of security is easy and convenient. Download a sample letter (pdf, 56k) to send to your stock broker. Please be sure to let your broker know when you would like the transfer made. Finally, you or your broker will need to advise Carmen Fulenwider, Assoc. Pastor of Finance, at email@example.com, of the transfer by giving him the following information:
- Your name
- The security name being transferred
- The number of shares being transferred
When giving a security, be sure to consult with your financial advisors and/or attorney.
How do I determine the value of the donated security for tax-reporting purposes?
According to current tax laws, contributions of publicly-traded securities are valued at the average of the high- and low-trading price on the date of the transfer to us. If the high bid is $100 and the low is $90 on the day you made your gift, your deduction will be $95 per share. If your stock is held by your broker, the date of transfer is the day the shares reach our account.
If you’re interested in making a security donation near year-end, please be sure to give your broker sufficient time to complete the transfer. We’ll send you a receipt listing the security name, the number of shares contributed to us, and the transfer date of the gift. The letter will not contain the valuation of the gift. To get this information, please call your stock broker for the high- and low- trading price.
If you have any questions about gifts of securities, please contact Carmen Fulenwider, Assoc. Pastor of Finance, at 303.761.9464 ext. 307 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax positions and tax law can be complicated and can change with new laws. Any discussion of tax treatment is not intended, and should not be considered, as tax advice. Consult your personal tax professional for advice on your tax position.