Stewardship & Giving

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Stewardship & Giving

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10

For so many, St. Luke’s isn’t just a parish – it’s home. Whatever it is that you love about St. Luke’s- whether it’s our transformative liturgy and music, parish-wide celebrations, intimate small group events or beautiful gardens – it is possible because of our members and friends. Your support is what makes St. Luke’s a beacon of inclusivity and sanctuary in an ever-changing urban setting. As we look to preserve and expand our ministries, we ask that you consider becoming a member, or renewing your membership by making a pledge. We welcome any donation that you are able to give, be it time, talent or treasure.

Make a Pledge

 

  • Ways to Give
  • Gifting Stock
  • Friends of St. Luke's

Thank you for considering supporting the mission of St. Luke's.

There are many ways for you to give:

Securely Give Online

Planned Giving

Volunteer

Procedures for Gifting Stock

It’s easy for parishioners to fulfill pledges or to make a purpose contribution by giving stock to the church by following these procedures:

1. Contact the business & finance manager, David Tai at 212.633.7817 or . The business & finance manager will send you instructions to accomplish a broker-to-broker stock.

2. If the business manager is not reachable, please do the following:

The donor should instruct donor’s broker to transfer the stock to St. Luke’s account at T.D. Ameritrade. The donor will need to give the donor’s broker the following information:

        T. D. Ameritrade DTC number: 0188
        The account to be credited at T.D. Ameritrade: 48848206

Donor must inform the Business & Finance Manager and the Senior Accountant by email (preferable) or phone on the same day, specifying (a) names and numbers of shares being transferred and (b) purpose of contribution (e.g. “fulfillment of pledge”, outreach, operation, garden, music & arts or flowers).

Email:   Phone: 212.924.0562

Business & Finance Manager or, in T.D. Ameritrade, the business & finance manager’s absence, Senior Accountant, will contact and issue instruction on business & finance manager’s behalf, to sell the stock at market upon receipt, and to issue a check for the proceeds net of commission payable to Church of St. Luke in the Fields and mailed to:

Business & Finance Manager
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

The business & finance manager will issue an acknowledgment letter to the donor, containing share names and numbers and high, low and closing prices on date transferred into St. Luke’s account. This is the donor’s record for tax purposes. (Stock is valued on date transferred by the donor, not date sold by us.)

Business & Finance Manager will send a confidential copy of acknowledgment letter to Senior Accountant and will indicate thereon the purpose of donation and amount to be recorded in donor’s records.

If you have any questions please contact David Tai at   Thank you!

You don't have to be a Member to give to St. Luke's, be a Friend!

Friends of St. Luke’s are neighbors and others who want to support the work on the block, in the City and in the world. Friends are people of a variety of religious traditions, expressions, or of no religious faith. 

The Friends of St. Luke’s practice abundant life for our block: giving to and working with our dedicated gardeners, aiding our significant outreach to those who are poor and marginalized, and participating in our amazing Choir and Concert series. Outreach donations support weekly home-cooked meals for people living with HIV and AIDS, outreach and education for homeless and at-risk youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or allies, and tutoring for children in underserved schools.

Friends share all the privileges and responsibilities that members do. Friends might choose to receive the Gazette (parish newsletter) or attend church, or not, but they do support the programs with time and resources. Friends also gather for community celebrations or projects on an occasional basis.

Members and Friends give in many different ways: one time gifts or regular offering of time and money, generous bequests and donations of stocks/bonds, important contributions of expertise and in-kind services, all  enrich givers and community, all confront scarcity and inspire abundant life.