FAQs about Pledging
Q My donations to Immanuel are small, so why does it matter if I pledge or not?
A Making a pledge is about more than a financial gift. It’s a covenant between you, God and the church community. It’s meaningful from a spiritual standpoint.
Q Why do I need to pledge if I put cash in the collection plate?
A Immanuel can only offer programs based on the financial support that has been pledged. The Vestry cannot pass a budget or offer programs unless there is pledged funding to cover costs.
Q I’m reluctant to pledge because my income may change. What if this happens?
A Making a pledge is not binding or irrevocable – you always have the freedom to revise your pledge if your circumstances or priorities change. Contact Immanuel’s Treasurer if this situation arises.
Q How can pledges be paid?
A Pledges can be paid in many ways – cash; check; online; regularly scheduled automatic withdrawals from a bank account or charges to a credit card; securities of publicly traded companies; gifts from a Donor Advised Fund or from a Family Foundation; and/or for those eligible, by donating all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Learn more about the benefits of giving using a Qualified Charitable Distribution.
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If you have questions, contact Immanuel’s treasurer by email email@example.com or through the parish office at 703-370-6555.
If you have questions about donating all or part of your RMD, be sure to consult with your financial, tax, and/or legal advisor to make sure it's the right decision for you.
Q How do I determine an appropriate amount to pledge? What do others do?
A Making a decision about your pledge is a personal decision. Each person will decide differently. Many people find the Proportional Giving Chart useful to help determine the amount of their pledge that best fits their income.