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Giving

Giving is a sign of abundant life.

Giving is a way of life that is not limited to the altruistic or the rich. Ordinary people of many faiths who believe that life and love are not limited commodities can give. At St. Luke’s, giving links us with a history of providing for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of people in Greenwich Village since the early 1800’s. We give of our time, our talents, and our resources or money to ensure the future of St. Luke’s mission in our neighborhood, in the city and the world. As givers, we are what we share. The Christian Gospel calls us to invest in what really matters, love of God and neighbor.

 

Thank you for considering a donation. 

If you have any questions,
please contact the Parish Office at 212.924.0562.

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Why We Give

In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35

  • Friends of St. Luke's
  • Stewardship
  • Gifting Stock

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.

Our Stewardship Campaign

Many times over, we’ve all heard how St. Luke’s has the power to transform lives. Something about this place is transformational, isn’t it? And what we find here for ourselves we long to provide for others.

Our Vestry voted to commit 75% of all pledge dollars received in 2017 directly to mission, outreach, spiritual education for all ages, and formation. The purpose of this makes clear the truth of ourfaith: that mission is not an option but an integral part of how God calls us to serve God’s people.

Together we affirm our partnership with God in making a difference both here and beyond. Say yes to our call to transform lives.

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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, Maureen Doyle 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 Maureen Doyle at   Thank you!