Ways to Give
St. James now accepts payments through Venmo!
Your generous financial support may be received in a variety of ways:
The links below will redirect you to our payment portal. Choose between the parishioner or guest links below:
Please make checks payable to St. James Episcopal Church and designate whether your donation is for a pledge payment or some other contribution on the memo line.
St. James Episcopal Church
860 North Section Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Matching gift contributions are a great way to increase the impact of your donation. Many companies match philanthropic gifts given by their employees. Please contact your Human Resources office to find out if your company matches charitable gifts.
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What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources. It usually involves financial or estate planning; however, it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition. In general planned gifts are made through:
- A Bequest in a Will
- A Life Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity, or a charitable remainder trust
- Gifts of Special Assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, retirement accounts)
Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a larger gift than thought possible. It often reduces taxes as well. Planned gifts can be designated for an organization's general funds or its endowment. Planned gifts are either outright gifts (i.e., gifts of appreciated securities, real property, personal property, etc.) or deferred gifts (i.e. bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts).