Give to cpc
Ways to Give
Simply stated, financial gifts help fund the many important ministries of Carmel Presbyterian Church. The Elders and Finance Committee are committed to managing contributions with compassion, skill, and wisdom. Any financial gifts are greatly appreciated. Continue reading for a variety of giving options.
Cash or Check
Cash is always accepted. To receive contribution credit for cash gifts, please use a giving envelope that clearly states your name and mailing address.
Personal checks ensure contribution credit is recorded properly if they include the donor name and current mailing address. Giving envelopes are available but not necessary for those using personal checks.
Cash or checks can be dropped in the offering plates during Sunday services or mailed directly to the church office at Carmel Presbyterian Church, PO Box 846, Carmel, CA 93921.
Automatic/Online Bill Pay Service
Many pay their bills online or set up an automatic bill pay service offered by their bank. This can be used for recurring contributions to CPC as well. You decide the amount and frequency and your bank mails the check for you. Contact your personal bank if interested.
If you prefer to set up a one-time or recurring contribution using a credit card or debit card there are two electronic giving options. Scroll down for links to Givelify and PayPal. (These work best when using a laptop or desktop computer. Download the mobile versions if you prefer to use your smartphone.)
Please consult your financial and legal advisor to determine the benefits of giving long-term (more than 12 months) appreciated stock to the church. There may be a significant savings for the donor who avoids paying capital gains tax while still receiving the charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of appreciated assets (including the profit). Stock donated to the church will immediately be sold to fund ministry needs. If interested, please contact Bob Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-624-3878) to obtain the necessary transfer information including account number and DTC routing number. Please allow 1-2 weeks to complete the transfer and be sure to let us know who is donating the stock so we can properly record your contribution. Thank you.
Retirement Account - Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
For those who have reached age 70½, the IRS requires you to start withdrawing from - and paying taxes on - most types of tax-advantaged retirement accounts on an annual basis. If you are an eligible account holder you may be able to avoid paying taxes on the RMD by donating this mandatory withdrawal directly to CPC, an option known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).
You will not receive a charitable contribution credit from the church, but in many cases, it is more advantageous than personally taking the withdrawal and then donating it because it satisfies your RMD, without incurring the taxes that normally accompany a withdrawal. If interested, please consult your financial and legal advisor to learn more about this strategy.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."