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The weekend of Sept 30 - Oct 1 RiverGlen will be giving away 100% of your generosity to many community partners! We have a HUGE goal of raising $210,000 this year. This generosity will be used to benefit four main areas: loving kids, honoring families, going the extra mile, and serving the world. We are so blessed to be able to carry this out every year and look forward to the impact we will be able to make this year.

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       Give Online

Use PUSHPAY (our secure partner) to give a recurring or one-time gift from your bank account or credit/debit card.

If you typically give in service, now is a great time to go ahead and get set up Online Giving. It's an easy way to give.

Help RiverGlen avoid credit card fees by using your checking routing number . In this way 100% of your gift goes to Ministry. 

Text to Give

You can also give a one-time gift or schedule your recurring giving via text.

Just text "riverglen" to (833) 471-6777.

Mail a donation

You may send donations to RiverGlen Christian Church, S31 W30601 Sunset Dr., Waukesha, WI 53189. 

Generosity is a privilege and an important step for all Jesus followers. As we grow in our relationship with God, we grow in our generosity to His mission and purposes as well. Thanks for being on mission with us! 


 Non-Cash Gifts

  • Marketable Securities, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares
  • Life Insurance - name RiverGlen Christian Church as a beneficiary
  • Planned Gifts - give via retirement assets, bequests, will, or trust as part of your overall personal financial strategy
  • For more information about these options, contact Don Rowe RiverGlen's Executive Pastor, at 262-968-5252.

Year- End Generosity Strategies to Consider

While the tax benefit is not our primary motivation to give, as stewards it is important that we plan wisely to take advantage of the strategies available.

No limitation to Charitable Distributions

In 2020, there is no adjusted gross income limitation for charitable deductions. It is possible to make charitable gifts and deduct up to 100% federal adjusted income for tax purposes.

Giving Appreciate Property

If you have appreciated property that you plan to sell in the future, consider gifting the property. You receive a current income tax charitable deduction and avoid capital gains payable on the sale. 

Selling Securities That Have Decreased in Value

If you own securities which are worth less now than what you paid for them, you could sell the securities and give the proceeds. In addition to the income tax charitable deduction for the full value of your gifts, you can take a capital loss on your income tax return. This will provide further tax benefit that would be lost if you gave the securities. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA

If you are age 70 1/2 you may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to charity without tax implications.

The gift from your IRA must be made directly to a public charity. Gifts cannot be made to private foundations, donor advised funds, or deferred gift plans, such as a charitable gift annuity, or charitable remainder trust. 


Planning Your Gift Considerations

Depending upon the size and organization structure of each ministry, you may consider making your gifts from these types of assets.

1. Cash

The simplest thing to give is cash. To receive a deduction for the gift, make certain it is postmarked or delivered before the end of the year.  Note; The CARES Act of 2020 allows individuals to deduct all cash gifts to qualified charities with out the maximum or cap of a normal tax year. 

2. Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA

If you are age 70 1/2 or over, you can transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to charity this year to complete a special gift. Timing is important. You want to make certain that there is enough time for your account custodian to process your request, allowing your gift to be completed by December 31. 

3. Gifts of Appreciated Assets

If you own assets that have appreciated in value (stocks, bonds, real estate) it may be to your advantage to contribute to ministry, especially if you do not plan to maintain the asset in your portfolio. 

You can avoid the payment of tax on the capital gain and your income tax charitable deduction will be for full fair market value of the asset. Again, timing is important. 

4. Gifts of Life Insurance

You may give ownership of an existing life insurance policy to ministry and receive an income tax charitable deduction for the cash value of the policy. You may also take a charitable deduction for remaining premium payments as you make them. If you purchase a new policy naming a ministry as owner, your income tax charitable deduction will be for your contributions towards the payment of premiums. 

5. Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

You can make a gift of a tangible personal property to a charitable organization. If this asset is related to the tax-exempt function of a charity and you have owned the property for more than one year, you may deduct the fair market value of the asset without paying capital gains on the appreciation. If the asset is not put to a related use by the ministry, the deduction will be limited to your cost basis. 

6. Gifts from Business

A corporation can deduct contributions up to 25% ( up from 10% in 2020) of the corporations taxable income. The gift can be cash, inventory, equipment or crops. Contributions other than cash may be more convenient to make. If the business authorizes the gift this  year, the gift can be completed next year prior to the filling of the business tax return. If you are unemployed by a corporation, check with your employer to see if they match gifts made by their employees to approved or qualifies charities. 

7. Gifts with Income to You

It is also possible to make a gift to ministry and receive and income tax charitable deduction even though you retain income fro the property you transfer. Your gift can be designed to meet your income needs and provide maximum tax benefits.

If you own stocks, bonds, real estate, or even your personal residence or a farm, and make an irrevocable agreement that the property will be available to ministry at your death, you can also receive and income tax charitable deduction. 

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