Many people find that completing a stewardship card (as many of you did at the end of our Stewardship Campaign) helps them plan their annual giving. Using the program called Simply Giving is another method of planned giving. You set up a regular gift to OSA and it is either deducted from your bank account or added to your credit card bill according to your direction. This is a proven method of giving, and more than 25% of members at OSA have signed-up for automated giving since we first offered the option last fall.
Year End Charitable Giving We know that there is a lot to be said about year-end charitable donations. Monetary donations (whether by check or credit card) directly to OSA are the simplest and most common form of giving, and gifts to OSA are tax-deductible. While you should note that This Week at OSA is not written by tax authorities, in general the amount of tax savings depends on your tax bracket. For example, if you're in the 35% top marginal tax bracket, a $100 gift may reduce your taxes by $35 ($100 x 35%).
Here is some information from Vanguard.com on another way to give: by donating appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares).
Of course there is the added year-end benefit of knowing that you are generously supporting the ministries of OSA. We live with a very tight budget and your giving is always important. But at the end of the year it's more important than ever. More resources
Learn more about Stewardship
Make a year-end gift to OSA
Complete an stewardship card online
Automate your gift using Simply Giving