Yes, we “pass the plate” at each weekly worship service at Knox, and for many that is the most convenient way to give their tithes and offerings. Other choose to support Knox on a monthly, quarterly or annual gift basis.
These regular gifts, which are mostly the result of our annual pledge campaign, form the foundation for Knox, funding our annual operating expenses, on-going mission support, and other ministries of the church.
You may give by putting your offering in the weekly collection during worship, by mailing it to Knox Church, or online by clicking here.
Tips and suggestions for year-end giving
This is the time of year when many people make year-end gifts to Knox. If that’s in your plans, thank you! Here are some ways to make your giving easier and more effective.
Year-end cut-off: All qualifying gifts received in-hand or postmarked on or before December 31, 2017 will be reported on your Contribution Statement as qualifying for the charitable gift deduction for 2017 tax purposes.
Let us know if you are making a gift via stock transfer. We sometimes get gifts of stock and securities for which we cannot identify the donor. If you’re going to make a gift of that nature, please call or drop a note to Renche le Roux so she can make sure your gift is recognized for tax purposes. You can reach Renche at gro.x1516283522onk@x1516283522uorel1516283522r1516283522 or 513-321-2573.
If you are 70-1/2 or older: Federal law allows you to make direct charitable gift transfers from your IRA to a qualified charity such as Knox, totaling up to $100,000 every year. For many, this offers a better tax advantage than an itemized charitable gift deduction. You may save tax on your social security income and state income, and avoid the effects of other AGI limitations. Please consult with your tax advisor to understand what benefits may be available to you. How to make the donation: Instruct your IRA trustee or custodian to make a transfer from your IRA directly to the charity (Knox Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati).
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR 2018 PLEDGE CARDS. We still have not heard from some of you regarding your gift intentions for 2018 (pledges or other gifts). Please help us include you in our drive to full participation of pledging! Thank you!
Make your gifts and pledges electronically. It’s easy, convenient and secure. Just go to Knox.org, click on the “Give” tab, select “How to Give/Regular Offering” and scroll down and click on the on-line giving form.
If you currently use or have requested boxed giving envelopes, they are available for you to pick up. You will find your box on the table in the Michigan Avenue lobby.
Renche le Roux, Knox’s Finance Manager, would be happy to speak with you. Call her during regular business hours at 513-321-2573, or email her at gro.x1516283522onk@x1516283522uorel1516283522r1516283522.