Giving & Stewardship
Our church welcomes gifts of stocks and mutual funds. If securities have been held for more than one year and are donated directly to the church, you are able to deduct the fair market value of the securities and avoid capital gains tax. If, however, the securities are sold first and then the proceeds are given to the church, the donor must pay capital gains tax. A little planning can help you take full advantage of the tax benefits allowed by the government.
Our securities donations are handled through the following office:
Wells Fargo Advisors
55 Shuman Blvd., Suite 750
Naperville, IL 60563
Our contact there is:
For DTC Eligible Securities:
Send via DTC to Well Fargo Advisors
For Account of Wheaton Bible Church
Contact Sheree Brugmann or Augustine Gilmore with questions or help with gifts that cannot be handled through Wells Fargo. Please e-mail the Finance Department when you initiate a stock gift letting us know the number of shares and type of stock being transferred.
Many companies allow employees to make donations to charitable organizations through payroll deductions, and often match the gift dollar for dollar. Ask your company's Human Resources, Matching Gift, or Payroll department if the company has a matching gift program. The church is listed as an approved tax-exempt organization by the IRS under section 501(c)(3).
Individual Retirement Accounts
If you are 70½ or older you can avoid extra income by making a gift to the church from your IRA. This is great for both itemizers and non-itemizers.
Personal Property (Gifts-in-Kind)
We accept gifts-in-kind (GIK), such as vehicles, equipment, and supplies, that we can use in our ministry. Contact Sheree Brugmann to discuss possible GIK donations. If we accept the gift, the church will provide a letter stating the nature of the gift but it is the donor's responsibility to assess and document the value of the gift for tax purposes. GIK are not included on quarterly statements from the church.
Wills and Bequests
A charitable gift can be given through your will or other estate plan. The gift can be used to honor the Lord from the financial increase He has given you during your lifetime (Proverbs 3:9-10). If you choose to include the church in your will or estate plan, please let your attorney know our church name and address.
"In Memory of..." and "In Honor of..." Tribute Gifts
We are thankful for gifts that are designated in memory or in honor of a loved one, family member, friend, ministry leader, pastor, mentor, or others.