Ways to Give

Annual Pledge or Gift

Consistent with the philosophy that current members support current needs, annual pledge or gift income provides 75% of the revenue for the annual budget. Westminster invites all members to make regular commitments to the church by pledging each year, allowing the church to plan and manage most effectively. You are invited to consider taking steps toward the biblical tithe (10% of income) and/or, to begin a regular ‘generosity practice’ by setting up direct transfer from your bank account. Make a pledge OR an online contribution.

Great Ideas for Year-End Generosity
As you plan year-end giving, consider these ideas: 1) Appreciated stock makes an excellent gift because long-term gains are not taxed, and the gift is generally deductible from income tax. Click for instructions. 2) IRA giving: If you’re over 70 ½, give from your IRA without having to pay income tax on the contribution. This can help satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution.  Note:  Please consult with your financial adviser before you take action.  3) Checks or online contributions are easy and may be eligible for a federal tax deduction.

Major Gifts

Major gifts are usually made in response to a special project or campaign, for example, the 150th Anniversary Campaign (which expanded mission, restored the chapel and other spaces, and strengthened the endowment), and the current the Open Doors Open Futures Capital Campaign.

Legacy Giving

Many members and friends of Westminster extend their financial support in perpetuity to future generations through a Legacy Gift in their wills, trusts, or estate plans, or with other types of life income or outright gifts. Because of Legacy Gifts, Westminster’s ability to fulfill its mission is greatly enhanced. Learn more.


Mary Hess
Director of Stewardship

Anna Gram
Stewardship Associate

Kienan Mick
Accounting Manager

Contact Kienan to arrange for processing a monetary gift, including recurring payments, stock transfers, checks or IRA contributions.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of stock are welcome and can offer tax advantages. The process is simple. Westminster maintains a brokerage account, the stock gift is transferred from your broker to that account and is sold when the shares are received. To ensure your gift is acknowledged, follow the instructions, and notify Kienan Mick.

  • Special Offerings & One-Time Gifts

    One-time gifts are welcomed from all, including those who choose not to pledge or those who would like to make a gift beyond their annual pledge. Special offerings are received throughout the year, and are targeted towards ending hunger, responding to disasters, assisting our global partner churches, encouraging peacemaking and social justice, racial and ethnic education, and offering pension help for retired and active church workers and their families. Make a gift online or send a check to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

  • Memorial Gifts

    Memorial gifts in memory of a loved one are used primarily to support the Fine Arts Program or other programs as indicated by the donor. To make a gift, mail your contribution directly to Westminster Presbyterian Church or donate online.