Belonging, Believing and Becoming:
Building for Tomorrow - 2020 Annual Commitment Campaign
Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? The Baptismal Covenant, p. 305, The Book of Common Prayer
Click here to see a packet of campaign material Click here to print a pledge card and to pledge your time and talent to Epiphany
As of Tuesday, 19 November, we have received $622,286 in pledges from 158 families. This included $49,570 in pledge increases; $16,871 in pledge decreases, and $11,720 from 18 new families. We are making good progress.
Currently, our challenge is that we have not yet heard from 107 families who last year pledged $261,323. The Stewardship Committee will be contacting each of these families in the next several weeks. It would be enormously helpful, if you have not pledged, if you could make your pledge in the next several days, so that the amount of telephone calls and other activity can be reduced particularly around Christmas.
We are enormously grateful for the support that we have received to date and believe with a lot of hard work the achievement of the Stewardship Campaign goal remains doable.
Have you considered using an IRA Charitable Rollover to fulfill your annual commitment to Epiphany?
The IRA Charitable Rollover provides you with an opportunity to make a gift from funds that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if they remained in your taxable estate. Under 2015 federal legislation, you can use your IRA to make a gift to a charitable institution, including Parish of the Epiphany. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can request that your IRA administrator to transfer your gift directly to Epiphany and exclude the amount of the gift from your gross income for income tax purposes.
By making an IRA charitable rollover gift, you can:
Satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution
Avoid federal and, in many cases, state income taxes, and
Create an immediate and tangible impact on Epiphany.
Some things to remember:
Gifts from traditional and Roth IRAs must be made directly from the account administrator to Epiphany. The funds cannot pass through your hands.
Other qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s are not eligible.
To make a gift, simply instruct your IRA administrator to mail a check, payable to Parish of the Epiphany, direct it to Suzy Westcott, Financial Administrator, Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church Street, Winchester, MA 01890. Please make sure that your IRA administrator includes the following information in the memo line of the check, or in an accompanying letter: your name, the designation of your gift (specify 2019 or 2020 pledge payment), and a notation that this constitutes a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA.