Ways to Give
Find the right gift
If you want to explore some different options to make difference at Bridgeway, there are plenty of ways to do so. Learn more about how you can make your gifts go farther to help Bridgeway accomplish its mission: Equipping one another to bring the wholeness of Jesus to a broken world.
Give Your Time
More volunteers than ever, in all age groups and from all backgrounds, are finding their way to serve in ways that they feel like they are helping others. We can help you find the perfect volunteer upportunity. If you don’t already have a place to serve, or would like to explore other options, you can reach out to our Connections team at http://bridgeway.church/serve/.
More Common Ways to Give
- Write a check
Donating by writing a check is still the most common form of philanthropy in the world. It is relatively simple and certainly direct. Checks are made payable to Bridgeway and can be placed in the offering basket, in the giving box located at the back of the worship center, or mailed/delivered to the church office at 8150 Industrial Avenue, Building A, Roseville, CA 95678.
- Gift of Cash
Your outright gift of cash or check helps our ministries and may provide you with a tax deduction. If you donate cash you must be sure to indicate yourself as the giver (fill out offering envelope or a note) so that giving credit can be allocated.
- Give Online
Online giving can make an enormous difference. Online giving is the fastest-growing method to giving. You can choose to give a one-time gift or schedule recurring giving at an interval you determine. You can text BRIDGEWAYCC to 77977 or give on line by visiting bridgeway.church/give.
- Bank Accounts / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Bank accounts are common donation tools that can help continue the mission of Bridgeway. How to give through your bank account:
- Set up Bridgeway as one of your vendors on your bill pay. Schedule a one-time or recurring gift and a check will be mailed directly to us.
Gifts you can make today and in the future
Learn more about how the gifts that you make today can have a lasting impact on the ministries of Bridgeway.
- Corporate Giving
Almost all major companies have philanthropic giving programs in place. Many employers support workplace giving and matching gifts by matching employee donations made to the employee’s charity of choice. Bridgeway participates with many of these companies. If your employer sponsors a matching gift program, simply select Bridgeway as the charity of your choice and they will match your charitable contribution.
- Gift of Stock
Gifts of stock can also help Bridgeway continue its mission. In order to transfer stock, you will need the following information:
Firm Name: TD Ameritrade
a/c #: 867793250
a/c title: Bridgeway Christian Church Attn: Lance Hahn
Tax ID: 94-3294315
Whenever you make a transfer notify us and we will confirm your transaction took place.
This will allow us to properly acknowledge your gift for tax purposes.
- Mutual Funds
If you have a mutual fund and are looking to donate the proceeds to Bridgeway, you may qualify to receive a charitable deduction. Please consult with a professional advisor to confirm.
- Vehicle Donation
Bridgeway has a relationship established with Donation Line LLC. You can select Bridgeway from their list of available charities by going to their web site at https://www.donationline.com/newvehicle_donation_form/. You can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, motorhome, non-running/salvage cars and other recreational vehicles and they will provide you with a pick-up receipt at the time of pick-up. A towing agent will come pick up your vehicle for free. Proceeds from the sale are forwarded to Bridgeway.
- IRA Charitable Rollover
The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who are 70½ years old to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without that donation being counted as taxable income when it is withdrawn. To qualify, contributions must come from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA, and they must be made directly to a qualified charitable organization. As always, please consult your tax advisor to determine if this type of gift is right for you.
Gifts that make an impact after your lifetime
Learn more about how your legacy gifts can make an eternal difference as we reach out to the lost.
• Wills, trusts and bequests
Provide now for a future gift to Bridgeway by including a provision in your will or other estate plans.
- Creating a will and estate plan is a good first step in protecting the people closest to you and the assets you've worked so hard to accumulate. But even the best will can become obsolete over time. Consider the many life events that can impact a will and other arrangements such as moving to another state, changes in the value of your assets, a change in marital status, birth of a grandchild, a change in the real estate you own, new tax laws, or changes in your charitable goals. If you need to update your will, a knowledgeable attorney can make sure that your revisions are properly recorded, which can reduce expenses and help heirs receive their inheritances sooner.
- A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for a charity’s future. You retain control and use of your assets during your lifetime. You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change. Gifts from your estate may be exempt from federal estate taxes.
- Real estate that meets certain criteria can be included as part of a trust or donated as part of your will or estate plans.
• Retirement plans
A retirement plan can be a tax-efficient and simple way to include Bridgeway in your estate plan. Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your individual retirement account (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), pension or life insurance plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to Bridgeway. It is important to remember that estate and income taxes can consume a large portion of the money remaining in tax- deferred accounts such as IRAs and other qualified retirement plans. Naming Bridgeway as the beneficiary of a 401(k), other qualified retirement plan or IRA may result in significant tax savings for your heirs. You can designate Bridgeway as the sole beneficiary, or one of multiple beneficiaries, of the remaining assets. Ask your plan Administrator how to add Bridgeway as a designated beneficiary.
- Life Insurance
If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need because of a change in your life circumstances, you can give a paid-up policy to Bridgeway, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums. There are two simple ways to set up a gift of life insurance:
- You can irrevocably designate Bridgeway as the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By doing so, you may be entitled to a generous charitable income tax deduction.
- You can name Bridgeway as irrevocable beneficiary, but retain ownership of the policy itself. Call or write to your insurance company to request a form to make this change of beneficiary.
- Mutual Funds
If you have a mutual fund and are looking to donate the proceeds to Bridgeway, you may qualify to receive a charitable deduction. Please consult with a professional advisor to confirm. How to give through a mutual fund:
- Name Bridgeway Christian Church as the “payable on death” beneficiary of a mutual fund.
There are several types of bonds that you can leave to Bridgeway, both during and after your lifetime.
• Bonds that can be donated during your lifetime:
- Treasury bonds
- Government bonds
- Some savings bonds are non-transferable, but you may leave these types of savings bonds to Bridgewayin your estate plans.
Donation credit will be given as appropriate to the donor and an annual Giving Statement will be provided for the calendar year in which the donation(s) was received. All giving received and/or postmarked between January 1st and December 31st will be recorded in that calendar year.
Please feel free to reach out to our finance department with any questions.