BUILDING GOD’S COMMUNITY
Our annual Stewardship Campaign and Pledge Drive is underway. See below for the many ways you can support St Stephen’s. If you have questions about our annual campaign, capital campaign, or planned (estate) giving, please contact Maria Hjelm, our Stewardship Chair: [email protected]
The responsible stewardship of our material resources includes caring for and attending to the earth and its produce, the gifts we are given by God, the relationships of care and support we have with one another, and our money. The practice of contributing money to support the work of the Church is as old as the Church itself.
Below is a list of all the ways you can contribute to St Stephen’s and the programs and organizations we support with our generosity. If you have any questions, or need help making a contribution, please call the Parish Administrator at (925) 254-3770 x10 or email at [email protected].
To Give by Credit Card
To give by Credit Card to the Capital Campaign
To pay by check:
Please mail your check to:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
66 St. Stephen’s Drive
Orinda CA 94563
The donate via Venmo, find us @Saint-Stephens
Take note that the profile icon for the church’s Venmo account is the icon of the cross found in our logo.
Pledges Help Us to Plan
Pledges of annual financial giving not only help us plan our church budget, but are a sign that we recognize that God is the source of all that we have. We understand commitments to giving as an important spiritual practice of Christian discipleship. You can complete your pledge to St. Stephen’s online.
Support St. Stephen’s When You Shop On Amazon
Increase your impact and help St. Stephens! You can use Amazon Smile to designate St. Stephen’s as the beneficiary and a portion of all your Amazon purchases will be donated to St. Stephens. (This works a bit like e-Scrip).
Planned Giving Details
The Vestry has established a planned giving program to provide us with the opportunity to help strengthen those memorial and endowment funds and help ensure the vitality and permanence of St. Stephen’s and its programs.
Whether a person makes a gift it is an entirely personal matter. Some of the more common ways in which you may provide a gift to St. Stephen’s as part of your estate planning are:
- A specific bequest under your will or a distribution under a trust.
- A contingent bequest of distribution from your estate.
- Proceeds of a life insurance policy.
- Establishment of a charitable remainder trust or other split interest arrangement.
By including St. Stephen’s in your estate plan in any fashion, you become a member of the Society, playing a role in the Parish’s future and remaining a part of its history. As you consider planned giving to St. Stephen’s, or other end-of-life issues, you are invited to speak with Fr. Steve Hassett or Brad Barber, Chair of the Planned Giving Committee on a confidential basis.
Stock Transfer Information
Please provide your broker with the following information:
Broker: Charles Schwab & Co.
Account name: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
DTC number: 0164 Code 40
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
66 St. Stephens Drive,
Orinda, CA 94563
When making a gift of securities please advise St. Stephen’s Parish Administrator by email or letter of your intentions and providing the name of the security, amount (number of shares), the planned date of transfer, and the purpose of your gift (i.e. Annual Pledge or Master Plan gift).
Please contact the church office with any questions or call (925) 254-3770 x10.