Now you can give to EPC online, using your credit card or electronic transfers from your bank account. And you can do it safely and securely, through the Presbyterian Mission Exchange, a service of the Presbyterian Foundation.
Just click on the Give Now link below and follow the simple, clear instructions for making a one-time or recurring gift.
At the top of the form, you will need to select the fund to which you would like to donate. For most donations you should select the General Fund. If you wish to donate to the New Building Fund or the Deacons Fund, you will need to make a separate transaction and select one of those funds.
Every donation will be acknowledged by a receipt sent to your email address by the foundation. It is recommended that you save these email receipts for your tax records.
Please note that the Presbyterian Foundation assesses a fee on all gifts to cover its reasonable and customary costs of operation. The fee can change, but it is currently set at 2%.
Also, gifts given by credit or debit card will incur a transaction fee to cover the additional credit card transaction costs incurred by the Foundation. This fee is currently a little below 3%.
The full amount of your online donations, as recorded in your email receipts, is tax deductible. However, the church will receive only that amount less applicable fees. So, on the statements you receive from the church, only the net amount will be shown.
Finally, donations to our church made through the Presbyterian Foundation will not be included in the year-end giving statement you receive from our treasurer, as that would result in a double receipting of those online gifts. So please keep your email receipts from the Foundation and add them to your year-end giving statement when you do your taxes.