WAYS TO GIVE
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Giving online is simple and secure. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift using your checking account or a debit/credit card. GIVE NOW
Text an amount to 859.340.3190. (e.g. $250 or 75.00). This secure system will ask you to register a debit/credit card the first time you give. Going forward, just text your donation amount for easy, instant giving.
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Give in person at any of our locations on Sunday mornings. Drop a gift in a giving box, located in the auditorium at each campus.
Because of your generosity, lives are being changed at Lakeside. Read the stories and statistics in our annual celebration.
*The financial statements for Lakeside Christian Church, Inc. for the year ended June 30, 2020 were audited by Bramel & Ackley, P.S.C. The auditors issued an unmodified opinion on the financial statements. This opinion states the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Lakeside Christian Church, Inc. as of June 30, 2020, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We do accept stock gifts at Lakeside Christian Church. Giving stock you have owned more than one year, and which has gone up in value, can provide a double tax benefit.
The increase in value is called appreciation and can result in capital gain income tax when the stock is sold. The amount taxable is typically the sale price less than your basis, which usually is what you paid for it. In other words, if you paid $1,000 for 100 shares of stock, and later sold it for $3,000, you would pay tax on the $2,000 increase in value. However, making a charitable gift of the stock can avoid the long-term capital gain income tax.
Additionally, the amount you can deduct on your income tax return is the entire fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income of the year. The five-year carry forward of any unused deduction also applies. In the above example, the tax deduction would be $3,000, the value of the stock, rather than $1,000, the amount paid. This is in addition to avoiding the capital gain income tax.
Please contact , for assistance in making a gift of stock. You should also consult your tax advisor to be sure it makes sense for you.
Employee Matching Gifts
Did you know 65% of Fortune 500 companies match donations from employees to a wide variety of nonprofits?
Employee Matching Gifts are donations a company makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts are typically at a dollar-for-dollar rate but some companies go even further by tripling or quadrupling their employees’ donations.
Approximately 2/3 of companies with matching gift programs match employee donations to nearly any 501(c)(3) organization.
Here are just a few participating companies:
Toyota, Fidelity, Gap, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Delta Airlines, Verizon, Ford, Mazda, BP, Exxon Mobile, Microsoft, Google, Disney, Home Depot, Starbucks
Millions of individuals work for companies that will match their donations. Take the extra step and ask your employer if they participate in a match program!
WEEKLY FACTS AND FIGURES
Lakeside Christian Church is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which requires high standards of biblical accountability, board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
Lakeside has also taken proactive steps to ensure your generosity is secure. Give online with confidence thanks to CompliAssure Secured powered by Aperia.
For questions regarding finances or online giving, contact
What is online giving?
Online giving is the ability to give a donation or schedule a series of donations using your debit card, credit card, or bank account on Lakeside.org.
WHAT IS TEXT TO GIVE?
Text to give allows you to give instantly by texting your donation to 859.340.3190. At the time of your first donation, you will be asked to register a bank card or e-check. Going forward, text your donation amount for instant giving.
WHAT TYPES OF BANK ACCOUNTS CAN I GIVE FROM?
You can give online from your checking account or these credit card providers: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
ARE THERE ANY PROCESSING FEES INVOLVED WITH ONLINE GIVING OR TEXT TO GIVE?
Yes, Lakeside uses a credit card processor that has agreed to reduce the rate on both debit/credit cards and ACH transfers (e-check). When you give using a credit/debit card, there is a 2% processing fee. When you give using ACH (e-check), there is a .5% fee. We recommend ACH whenever possible due to its low processing fee.
When giving online or texting, you have the option to cover the processing fees for Lakeside. When covering the processing fee, the fee will be added to your account as an additional donation and appear on your year-end giving statement.
CAN I MAKE A ONE-TIME OR RECURRING CONTRIBUTION?
YES. YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF EITHER MAKING A ONE-TIME GIFT OR SETTING UP A RECURRING GIFT. A ONE-TIME GIFT WILL BE PROCESSED INSTANTLY. RECURRING GIFTS CAN BE SCHEDULED ON THE DATES THAT WORK BEST FOR YOU.
CAN I CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION, AMOUNT OR FREQUENCY OF MY GIFT ONCE I HAVE SET IT UP?
YES. YOU CAN CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR CONTRIBUTION AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE DATE OF YOUR NEXT CONTRIBUTION.
LOG IN USING YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD
CLICK ON THE Green GIVE BUTTON ON THE RIGHT
CLICK ON THE RECURRING TAB AND MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES
CAN I DESIGNATE MY GIFT TO A PARTICULAR DEPARTMENT OR MINISTRY?
Every dollar given to the Lakeside Christian Church general fund is used to support the global mission of LCC; therefore, gifts cannot be designated or restricted for use by a specific department or ministry.
CAN I REVIEW MY DONATION HISTORY ONLINE?
Yes. You can view the complete history of your contributions at Lakeside.org. If you have a Lakeside.org account, your history will be there.
WILL I STILL RECEIVE REGULAR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS FROM THE CHURCH?
Lakeside Christian Church does not automatically send out year-end contribution statements. You can email and request a copy.
WHO DO I TALK TO IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Contact the Finance Department at 859.341.1160 or , and they'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.