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Christ Church Westshore values transparency and oversight in our budgeting and spending. Our budget is approved by our Vestry, a member-elected lay leadership team, and financial reports are issued on a monthly basis. Individual pledges and giving are confidential, available only to designated financial staff members.
Give with your account. If you have a Realm account or have previously given online, log into your account here. You can make online donations and review your current year and previous years’ donations. Please use the email associated with your Realm account.
Create a giving account. Giving to Christ Church Westshore online is easy and safe. Register an account with us to make a one-time or recurring contribution.
Set up online banking. Most banks now provide online banking for those who prefer not to write checks. Follow directions from your bank to create Christ Church Westshore as a new Payee and choose the frequency of your donations.
The easiest way to give with cash or check is during the collection of the offering during our worship services. Contributions may also be mailed to the CCW office: Christ Church Westshore, 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140
To receive a receipt for cash offerings, please use your numbered offering envelopes or an envelope with your name and address on it.
When writing checks indicate on the memo line any amount that is designated for a purpose other than the general operating budget.
You can use your smartphone to send donations in the amount you choose to CCW via text message, using the keyword ccwestshore.
Donations of Appreciated Property. Gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares to the church may provide you with two tax advantages: the charitable deduction and no income tax on the appreciated value. Please consult your tax advisor. Contact Gary Conaway, Financial Secretary, for specific instructions if you wish to donate appreciated assets.
Estate Gifts. Christ Church Westshore has been honored and humbled to receive estate gifts from faithful members and friends who have passed and designated a gift to the church. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor for guidance in determining the planned gift approach that is right for you and your family.
Qualified Charitable Deduction. For many people, the increased standard deduction that was implemented in 2018 greatly impacted the tax advantage gained from charitable giving. If you are at least 70-½ years of age, you may be able to reduce your taxable income by making your charitable gifts to CCW directly from your IRA as a qualified charitable deduction (QCD). Please consult your tax advisor to see if this might be a good option for you.