Thanks for your interest in supporting the ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Your financial support enables us to make a difference in the lives of people in our church, in our community and around the world.
"You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God."
- 2 Corinthians 9:11-12
With grateful hearts, we thank you for your outpouring of generosity. See the many ways your gifts are making an impact at Westminster, in our community and internationally.
Westminster welcomes stock and mutual fund transfers. Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings. You avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock and receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. This is an excellent option for stock that has appreciated substantially in value.
Interested in contributing appreciated securities to Westminster? Send by electronic transfer through your broker. Westminster works with Vanguard to receive transfers. To match your donation with your giving record notify Valerie Wallace. Donors are not identified when stock is received. Please indicate your name, the securities being transferred and to what fund you would like your gift designated.
You may choose to make your charitable contributions directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). You may benefit from the IRA Charitable Rollover provision which allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. Please consult with your tax adviser and contact our Finance office with the information about your contribution. Donors are not identified when the distribution is received. Please indicate your name, the trustee sending in the contribution, and to what fund you would like your gift designated.
Most banks have some form of online bill pay system that is available to those who use online banking services. It is often free and you can usually set up recurring payments from any of your active accounts. Be sure to include your giving number with the contribution and be aware there is a short delay from the time you initiate the payment to the date the check is actually mailed to the church – which might be important for any year-end tax considerations. Please contact your bank’s customer service department to set-up online bill pay.
Looking to make your giving dollars go further? Start by finding out if your employer has a matching gift program in place. Your company can tell you, usually via the Human Resources department, the steps to take for matching gifts. Many companies will match all or part of your gifts to Westminster. Westminster Presbyterian Church is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you have any questions regarding your match request, contact our Finance Office.
Ensuring a strong financial foundation is one of Westminster’s goals. Legacy participants have generously given to the church through bequests in their wills, annuities, trusts and life insurance.
Endowment Fund: Gifts to this fund are held in perpetuity; only the income from these gifts are used for grants. An Endowment Board of Managers with the approval of Session award Grants from this fund to support new programs at Westminster, local and non-local mission, and international mission. Click here for more information about Endowment Grants or click here for more information on becoming an Endowment Grant Donor.
Mail a check to
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Attn: Finance Office
10 W Pleasant Grove Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Step 1: Start a new text message to 610-616-2826
Step 2: Enter the $ amount you want to give.
Step 3: Send
First time Text Giving requires you to follow a link to enter credit or debit card information. Afterwards, donate any time with one simple text! Example: Text "100" (makes a $100 donation to Westminster). Tip: Save 610-616-2826 as a contact for future giving. Need to update your profile or account? Text "Edit" to 610-616-2826. For a full list of text commands, text "Support" to 610-616-2826.
Weekly pledge envelopes are provided to all members and regular givers during December and January, which can be used to enclose your gift each Sunday. Giving numbers on the envelopes ensure the gift is recorded correctly. Questions regarding you Estimate of Giving and gifts to Westminster are held in the strictest of confidence. Please contact our Finance Office, Treasurer, if you have any questions or concerns.
"Since confirmation, I knew I had obligation to ensure that the work of the church was done in part through my contributions. The box of contribution envelops reminds me of my commitment to the church and I look forward to emptying that box every year."
We have upgraded to a new giving platform, Realm. Click here to learn more about Realm and how to access. All of your giving records may be viewed in Realm.