Multiply your impact with
non-cash giving

Stocks and Mutual Funds
Appreciated stocks and mutual funds are a great way to maximize your giving because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of securities you transfer that you’ve held for at least one year. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Consult with your financial and/or tax advisor to analyze your particular situation and confirm tax benefits.

Please email Jay Hess at to set up a transfer of stocks or mutual funds.

IRA Charitable Distributions
If you are over 70-1/2 years old, then you may distribute directly from your IRA to Eastside Christian Church up to $100,000 and exclude the contributed amount from your gross income for tax purposes. This amount can be counted towards the IRA’s annual required minimum distribution. Consult with your financial and/or tax advisor to analyze your particular situation and confirm tax benefits.

Real Estate
Real estate gifts at the request of the donor may also be accepted, depending on the circumstances. You can maximize your tax savings by giving appreciated real estate to Eastside Christian Church before the sale. Consult with your financial and/or tax advisor to analyze your particular situation and confirm tax benefits.

Estate Planning
You may designate Eastside Christian Church to receive all or a portion of your estate after your lifetime. This type of giving may be accomplished through:
Bequests: You can name Eastside Christian Church in your will or revocable living trust as a beneficiary, and your estate will receive an income tax deduction for the value of your bequest. A bequest written in a will or revocable living trust can be made for either a percentage or an amount.
Life Insurance: You can simply name Eastside Christian Church as beneficiary of part or all of your life insurance policy. You can also choose to make Eastside the owner of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed. When Eastside is made owner, you may receive a tax deduction for the amount of premiums you continue paying each year. If the policy is whole life, you may receive an immediate tax deduction for the cash value amount. Consult with your financial and/or tax advisor to analyze your particular situation and confirm tax benefits.

Retirement Accounts
You can name Eastside Christian Church as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plans. Any amounts remaining in your plan, free of income and estate tax, will transfer to Eastside Christian Church. Consult with your financial and/or tax advisor to analyze your particular situation and confirm tax benefits.

If you are interested in any of these ways to give, please call Jay Hess at 513-831-4373 or email [email protected]