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If you find the terms pledge, annual campaign, capital campaign, or planned giving confusing, you’re not alone. It can be a lot to keep track of, especially if you’re new to the Episcopal Church.

The resources below should help explain the differences. Jump to the section you want to know more about:

We’ll try to clear some things up!

Annual Pledge Campaign

Our annual campaigns occur over 6-8 weeks beginning each fall. The church’s leadership invites every member to support the mission of the church with a financial gift. Annual fund pledges are the primary vehicle for funding the church’s operating needs. Note: Because an annual pledge relates to the church’s operating expenses donors often pay for it with their annual income.

The annual campaign:

  • Is a pledge made on an annual basis
  • Funds the daily operation and missional initiatives of the church
  • Is a request for a sustaining amount

Set up a pledge for our budget year here.

Ready to pay your pledge or just make a one-time donation? Do that here.

Capital Campaign

Capital Campaigns support larger needs and objectives beyond the scope of the operating budget. With the proceeds from these initiatives, we have been able to complete the majority of our renovation projects. Pledges to a capital campaign are generally paid over a multi-year period and are sometimes funded through one’s investments or other assets, rather than out of one’s income.

Gifts to the Capital Campaign:

  • Often involve a multi-year payment period (typically 3-4years)
  • Are directed to a specific and predetermined area or areas of focus for the long-term benefit of the institution
  • Are usually invited to be greater than (and over and above) an individual or family’s annual contribution
  • Are a commitment that is often paid out of one’s investments or other assets

Read more about the Capital Campaign (and make a gift now) here.

Planned Giving

We are all indebted to the past, to those who precede us. We drink from wells we have not dug; we enjoy liberties we have not won; we share faith whose foundations we have not laid.

Planned Giving offers the opportunity to make an enduring statement of faith through a charitable gift which will build on and extend our church’s ministry for generations to come.

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.

There are several ways to include Christ & St. Luke’s in your planned giving:

  • Appreciated Securities
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Personal Property
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Assets
  • Wills and Bequests

For more information on planned giving, check out this resource.

Setting up your online pledge

When you click the button below, be sure to select "Pledge Income" from the Funds dropdown list. You can then choose whether to make a one-time pledge gift or a recurring pledge gift. Feel free to contact the church office with any questions.