The St. Francis family believes that we must be responsible stewards of all God’s gifts. We are collaborators and cooperators in an effort to continue the work of Jesus Christ. Generous sharing of our treasure ensures that our parish and the work we do within our home here and outside the parish walls continues as we seek to create the Kingdom of God in the “right here and now.”
eGiving: Through Faith Direct you can support our parish using electronic funds transfer from either a bank account or credit/debit card just as you may do now with your mortgage payment, cable bill, or other expenses.
Text-to-Give: It is easy to use. Here’s how in just a few steps:
1. From your smartphone screen, create a new message.
2. Click the “To:” field and enter the following phone number: 919-629-1199.
3. Enter the dollar amount you want to donate.
4. Tap the link to complete your gift.
5. Register your credit/debit card. (You will only need to register once. Save this phone number as a contact in your phone to make future giving faster and easier.)
Online Banking: An increasing number of parishioners are making arrangements through online banking to make donations to the parish. This giving method is arranged by parishioners with their bank. The parish receives a check from your bank, usually on a weekly or monthly basis.
Cash or Check: A donation of cash or check on a weekly or monthly basis has been the more traditional method of giving. If you are still interested in receiving envelops to give through this method, please contact Toni Hammes. (email@example.com)
Donation of Securities: Gifts of appreciated stock or mutual funds are a great way to make donations and may offer a greater tax advantage than other methods of giving. In general, a donor receives an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of securities owned more than one year, subject to the usual limitations, and avoiding capital gains tax. If you are interested in giving through this method, please contact Toni Hammes. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Employer Matching Funds: Do you work for a company that will match your charitable giving funds? Your giving dollars go further with this option. Many area employers offer charitable matches. Please inquire at your place of employment or contact Toni Hammes about this option. (email@example.com).
Donor Advised Funds: There are many investment programs that allow you to make donations to charitable organizations at the same time you invest for your future. The benefits of these plans include an additional source of lifetime income for you and your family, potential increase in investment earnings, an immediate tax deduction for a portion of your gift, and no capital gains tax due at the transfer of appreciated assets. These funds are offered through Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab and other investment companies. For more information, contact Toni Hammes about this option. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IRA Charitable Rollover: This option, available in years when approved by law, allows donation of funds to charitable organizations as part of your required IRA distribution without incurring taxes on the donated amount. Funds must be transferred directly to the parish to qualify. For more information, contact Toni Hammes about this option. (email@example.com).
Planned Giving: Gifts from your will or trust or from your retirement plan can be given by designating St. Francis of Assisi as a beneficiary.