Giving

All the ministries of our church are funded by financial gifts. Motivated by grace, people give to our general operating budget, providing the resources we need to share God’s love. We offer multiple ways to give to our church:

text to give

text GIVE to 469.275.9473

 

Text GIVE followed by the dollar amount you would like to contribute (example: to give $50, text GIVE 50).

online at

stonebriar.onlinegiving.org

You may use an e-check, debit card, or credit card for a single gift or automatic recurring gifts.

cash

Cash contributions can be given during worship (envelopes are available at the information desks) or may be dropped off at the church office during weekday business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.).

checks or money orders

These can be given during Sunday morning worship service, dropped off at the church office during business hours, posted by mail, or transmitted via electronic bill-pay through your bank.

Other ways to give:

Gifts of Stock

Stock may be donated to Stonebriar Community Church by transferring investments to our account at Hilltop Securities. Please notify the Finance Department at 469-252-5394 of any pending transfers so that we will be aware of any activity and handle it properly.

 

Stocks in Certificate Form

Send the unsigned stock certificate (keep a copy of the certificate) to Hilltop Securities at this address:

Hilltop Securities

Attention: Stock Receipts

1201 Elm Street #3500

Dallas, TX 75270

 

Include a signed Stock Power form and a letter authorizing the shares to be deposited as a gift to Stonebriar Community Church for the General Fund Account # 676922707. The Stock Power form should be signed exactly as the name(s) appear on the certificate(s) and one form is adequate for up to 10 certificates when all are held in the same name(s).

 

Broker-to-Broker Transfer of Gift of Stock

Please give the information below to the firm transferring the shares. Also, please notify Stonebriar’s Finance Department at 469-252-5394 of any pending transfers so that we will be aware of upcoming activity and handle it properly.

Name of broker transferring to: Hilltop Securities DTC #0279

Number of shares to transfer

Name of account: Stonebriar Community Church General Fund

Account number into which to transfer: #: 676922707

 

Should you choose to give, please call 469-252-5394 or email giving@stonebriar.org to contact us.

Wills or Living Trusts

We hope you’ll consider including a gift to Stonebriar Community Church in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:

 

  • Simplicity. You just need to add a few sentences in your will or trust. The official legal bequest language for Stonebriar Community Church is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise, and bequeath to Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, whose location on the date of the drafting of this will is 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
  • Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

 

Should you choose to give, please call 469-252-5394 or email giving@stonebriar.org to contact us.

Retirement Assets

Want to get the most value from your nest egg, protect your heirs from heavy taxes and make your mark at our organization? Consider leaving a portion of your retirement plan assets to Stonebriar Community Church.

 

How It Works:

If you die with retirement plan assets in your estate, those assets are subject to income taxes. This can reduce the amount that normally would be passed to heirs by up to 39.6 percent. In contrast, as a nonprofit organization, we are tax-exempt and eligible to receive the full amount and bypass any federal taxes. Income taxes can be eliminated or reduced through a carefully planned charitable gift. Consider these gift options:

  • Designate Stonebriar Community Church as the primary beneficiary for a percentage (1 to 100 percent) of your retirement plan assets.
  • Designate a specific amount to be paid to us before the remainder is divided among family beneficiaries.
  • Make us the contingent beneficiary to receive the balance only if your loved one, as the primary beneficiary, doesn’t survive you.

 

Please contact your financial advisor, CPA, or estate planning attorney to discuss whether this strategy may be beneficial. For questions, clarifications or if you should choose to give, please call 469-252-5394 or email giving@stonebriar.org to contact us.

Donor Advised Fund

The donor advised fund (DAF) is often used by cost conscious donors or by donors who wish to maximize their current income tax deductions. It is a gifting vehicle created with a “parent organization” such as a community foundation or another qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The parent organization provides a document, normally free of charge, in exchange for an irrevocable relationship. While you may choose what charity to support, you have few responsibilities beyond donating funds and suggesting how they are used. The parent organization will provide the investment component (with limited or no input from you), as well as the complete administration of the fund. So you enjoy some of the benefits of a private foundation without the paperwork and startup expenses.

 

Please contact your financial advisor, CPA, or estate planning attorney to discuss whether this strategy may be beneficial. For questions, clarifications or if you should choose to give, please call 469-252-5394 or email giving@stonebriar.org to contact us.

Qualified IRA Distribution

For many people, the increased standard deduction in 2018 could greatly impact 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 Stonebriar gifts directly from your IRA as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). Please consult your tax advisor to see if this might be a good option for you.