Giving

We can express our gratitude to God for the grace we have received in Jesus Christ by giving generously to the work of his church. Giving with regularity is an opportunity to grow in our faith and obedience to God’s word. Many in our church family have expressed the need to better understand the concept of giving to the work of the Lord. Toward this end, the Stewardship Committee has designed a short series of questions and answers with biblical references that address this issue in "Giving to the Work of the Lord."

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Tenth’s Funds

There are three funds at Tenth to which you can give. Giving toward the...

  • Church Ministry* fund, you are supporting church staff and the daily operations of the church.
  • Outreach fund, you are supporting Tenth partners in the Philadelphia Metro area and around the world.
  • Building fund, you are supporting the maintenance and improvement of the physical property of Tenth Church.

To indicate which fund(s) your contribution is for, 

1. Write the fund name(s) on the memo line of your check or on the fund designation lines on the offering envelopes.

2. Indicate the appropriate fund designations on the Funds tab when giving online through ACS

*If you don’t designate the fund to which you’re giving, your contribution will automatically be earmarked for the Church Ministry fund.


Ways to Give:

There are several ways you can give to Tenth:

1. Bring your offering to church

This is the way many give. You can write a check or give cash. It is helpful if you use offering envelopes. If you do not have them and would like some call Elizabeth Carlson 215-735-7688 or email ecarlson@tenth.org and request them. Remember to designate your gift to Church Ministry (salaries, utilities, insurance, etc.), Outreach (supporting our partners in the US and overseas) and Building Improvement (major repairs and improvements).

The budgeted proportions are:

  • Church Ministry   64%
  • Outreach   30%
  • Building Improvement   6%

You can drop your gift in the offering plate or deposit it in one of the oak boxes near the doors of the sanctuary. Gifts deposited in the oak boxes will go to the Project of the Month unless otherwise designated.

 

2. Mail or deliver your check to the church

There may be times when it is more convenient for you to mail or deliver your gift to Tenth. Gifts are normally processed at the beginning of the week. At the end of the year, the envelope postmark will be used to date gifts. Mailing address: Attention: Phoebe Wu, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714.

 

3. On-line giving

Secure on-line giving is available through Tenth.org. Follow the “GIVING” link at the top of the home page. Recurring and one time giving is available with the funds transferred directly from your bank account.

 

4. On-line bill payment

Your bill payment service, usually available through your bank, can process regular weekly or monthly gifts to Tenth in addition to one-time gifts. They will mail checks directly to: Attention: Phoebe Wu, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714.

 

5. Employer matching gifts

Speak to your Human Resource Department and ask if matching gifts are available and how they work.

 

6. Gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds

You can save capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value for gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have been held for more than twelve months and have appreciated in value. Please ask Patrick Canavan, Church Administrator, for details. 215-735-7688 Ext. 231 or pcanavan @tenth.org.

 

7. Charitable IRA rollover

The charitable IRA rollover is a special provision allowing certain donors to exclude from taxable income -- and count toward their required minimum distribution -- certain transfers of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets that are made directly to charities, including Tenth Presbyterian Church. Congress has been waiting until close to the end of the year to renew this option and, as of this writing, has passed no legislation to renew this option for tax year 2015.

 

8. Gift of appreciated real estate

Consider donating real estate that has appreciated in value or placing it in a trust and retaining the use of the property for life. There can be significant capital gains tax savings as well as a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property if it has been held for more than twelve months.

 

9. Gift of insurance

You can donate an existing insurance policy or name Tenth Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary to a new or existing policy.

 

10. Gifts in kind

Your gifts of building materials or supplies can be valuable toward specific projects. Please contact Patrick Canavan 215-735-7688 Ext. 231 for information.

 

11. Charitable gift annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a gift vehicle that falls in the category of Planned Giving. A contract between a donor and Tenth Presbyterian Church whereby the donor transfers cash or property in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income. When the donor dies, Tenth keeps the gift. For more information email clivestockdale@yahoo.com.


Project of the Month (PMO)

Global and Metro Outreach collaborate monthly to designate a Tenth partner as the Project of the Month (PMO). Money given toward the PMO is used to help Tenth’s partners with unanticipated expenses and special needs.  Gifts designated to the Project of the Month can be put in the offering plate or the oak boxes located throughout the Spruce Street building. Undesignated cash contributions deposited in the oak boxes will be automatically earmarked for the Project of the Month.