Can I schedule ongoing donations?
Yes, you can schedule to give a monthly gift.Which fund do I choose?
When you give online, you’ll see funding options for General Budget, and Lakefront Legacy.Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address.What if I need to change my automatic withdrawal information?
To change your automatic withdrawal information you will simply need to fill out a new form with the correct information and put it in the offering bag during any weekend worship experience. You may also mail it to First Baptist Church of Venice, and we will update your information for you.What if I need to change credit card information?
You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution online at any time, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount with PayPal.Is online giving secure?
We’ve taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.Can I donate stock?
Absolutely. Donation of stock is an excellent way to not only give generously, but often is a wonderful way to steward the resources God has provided. To transfer stock, contact your brokerage firm, with notification of the number and type of shares. Our account is with Stifel (DTC 0793
; account # 42213415
). The exchange between your brokerage firm and Stifel does not include the donor’s name, so please email our Executive Pastor when you initiate the gift (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Your email should include the type and number of stock donated, along with the date you initiated the transfer (all that information allows us to distinguish your gift from others we may receive at the same time). We will send you a Letter of Acknowledgement to document your gift for your IRS Noncash Charitable Contribution claim.Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
QCDs allow qualifying clients to receive a tax benefit for their charitable gifts. The funds leaving the IRA to be given to the charity are not a taxable distribution — the distribution is excluded from income. Required minimum distributions from retirement accounts resume in 2021 after being waived for 2020. Consult your tax advisor about using QCD for contributions.