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.
In this section, The Session of Tenth Church offers guidance on the practical ways to give, shown on this page. Foundational to the ways we give is a biblical understanding of stewardship, for which we offer Stewardship Resources, written by our teaching and ruling elders over many decades.
Note that a new giving policy was adopted by Session to take effect in August 2020.
To give online:
How Can I Give?
Secure giving is available through MyTenth. This is the most efficient way for us to process a gift, whether it’s a one-time gift, or scheduled for recurrence.
Bring or Mail Your Offering
You can write a check or give cash. If you plan to give cash, it is helpful if you include contact info with your giving.
You can drop your gift in the offering plate or deposit it in one of the oak boxes near the doors of the sanctuary.
Mail to: Accounting, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714.
Online 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: Accounting, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6714.
Speak to your Human Resource Department and ask if matching gifts are available and how they work.
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.
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.
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.
Gift of Insurance
You can donate an existing insurance policy or name Tenth Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary to a new or existing policy.
Gifts in Kind
Your gifts of building materials or supplies can be valuable toward specific projects. Please, though, confirm with our staff ahead of time that your gift is useful to our ministry.
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 Clive Stockdale.
Consider leaving a portion of your estate to Tenth. Email Dave Hanrahan for assistance with this planning.