IRA distributions

Under certain conditions, distributions made directly to the church from IRAs may be excluded from your taxable income. Please contact your financial advisor for more information.

Non-cash donations

Under certain conditions, gifts of appreciated securities may be made to the church without having to include the gain in your taxable income. Please contact your financial advisor to determine if you qualify. Contact the Finance Office for information on how to transfer the securities to the church.

Gifts through wills, trusts, and estates

Contact the Finance Office for assistance in remembering Friendswood UMC in your estate planning.

Employer gift matching programs

Many companies will match charitable gifts, meaning that your gift will double or maybe even triple. Check with your employer to determine if this option applies to you.