The many and vibrant ministries of this parish touch the lives of thousands of people every year – each and every single day of the year. Because you give, our powerful legacy and mission continues.
How to Give
Give Online: Click here to quickly and securely make your gift. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, it’s also safe and secure.
Weekend services: Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate as the usher makes it available. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Weekday Services: Place your gift of cash or check in the offering plate located in the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
By mail: Mail your gift to Church of the Redeemer, 222 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Securities: Appreciated Securities make a fantastic gift. Giving long-term appreciated stock offers you a two-fold tax saving. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. In order to preserve tax advantages, make sure you transfer the physical securities or gift the stock certificate rather than giving the proceeds of a sale. For income tax purposes the value of such gifts may be deducted up to 30% of adjusted gross income, with an additional five-year carry forward if needed. Mr. John Walsworth, our Business Manager, is available to help you make a gift of stock both quick and convenient. Please contact him at 941-955-4263.
Gifts of Life Insurance: If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, it could be the perfect gift vehicle for a year-end charitable gift. You can contribute a life insurance policy either by declaring Church of the Redeemer as the owner of the policy or simply the beneficiary. If you name the parish as the owner and the beneficiary, in most cases you will be entitled to an income tax deduction limited to the lower fair market value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract. In addition, if you continue to pay premiums on a policy that the parish owns, you can deduct the premium payments. It’s easy to contribute a life insurance policy – just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete.
Gifts of Real Estate: If you owned your home, a vacation home, acreage, or a farm for many years, a charitable gift of that real estate can be especially tax-advantageous. The property may have so appreciated in value over the years that its sale would result in a sizable capital gains tax. If given to the parish, you avoid the capital gains tax and realize a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the real estate. It also removes this large asset from your taxable estate.
Individual Retirement Accounts: Please call us at 941-955-4263 for more details and for the letter to send your IRA policy administrator to take advantage of this giving opportunity.
Others Assets You Can Give: Other assets may also be used to fund a substantial gift to the parish, including: business interests, art, retirement plans, life insurance, and many others. Should you wish to receive more information, contact Mr. John Walsworth at 941-955-4263.
Gifts that Pay You: You can make a gift to parish through a trust or annuity that will pay you or another beneficiary income for life. Upon the death of the last income beneficiary, the remaining corpus of the trust or annuity is transferred to the parish. Your gift can be designated for a specific purpose or applied to the ongoing needs of parish. Should you wish to learn more, please contact Mr. John Walsworth at 941-955-4263.
Charitable Lead Trusts: A charitable lead trust enables annual gifts to support a specific area of interest to you at Church of the Redeemer for a specified term of years, usually between 10 and 20. Concurrent with this trust, this wealth-transfer tool enables a way to provide for your heirs while significantly reducing – and in some cases eliminating – estate taxes. At the end of the term, the assets of the trust are transferred typically to your children or grandchildren.
Sanctuary Candle and High Altar Flowers: The Sanctuary Candle burns in the lamp in the chapel and is a sign to us that our Lord is present in the reserved sacrament. This candle or the high altar flowers may be designated for a particular Sunday in memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving for blessings received. The names of those memorialized appear every Sunday in the bulletin announcement insert. If you would like to give such a memorial, or for more information, please contact Carolyn Peet in the parish office, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 955.4263.