Give

There are many ways you can support The Reformed Church of Bronxville.

One-Time Gifts

To make a one-time gift to the church, visit our online giving portal using the button below. Be sure to indicate from the dropdown menu what your gift is for.

Stewardship Campaign

Pledges from members and friends of the church cover more than half of our annual operating budget. A pledge is a promise of financial support in the coming year. Although we accept pledges year-round, most submit pledges during the fall stewardship campaign.

You can make a pledge online, or by submitting a pledge card. Pledge cards are mailed to members in the fall and are available at the church all year long.

To fulfill your pledge, you can schedule one-time or recurring payments through our online system using the button below. You may also mail your check to the church: The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708.

Make a Donation

Many choose to make a one-time or recurring donation in a loved one’s name to one of our specialized church funds, or the general fund. Special funds include:

  • The Deacon’s Fund, assisting individuals with emergency needs
  • The Music Enhancement Fund, providing flexibility in worship and concert performances
  • The Scholarship Fund, helping college- and seminary-bound students
  • The Lee J. Corbett Handbell Fund, supporting our handbell

To inquire about specialized gifts, contact Carla Savage, csavage@reformedchurch.org.

Flowers & Memorials

RCB offers several ways to honor or commemorate the life of a loved one, or to mark a special occasion. For any of the below, visit our online giving portal and indicate which category and whom you’d like to recognize.

Chancel Flowers

Family members and friends often arrange for flower arrangements to be placed in the Sanctuary near the pulpit, choir pews, or the Lord’s Table. We list the honorees and givers in the Sunday bulletin. Be sure to indicate where the flowers should be placed.

Christmas Poinsettias

Each Advent, anyone interested may arrange for a poinsettia to be placed on the Chancel steps for Christmas Eve. All givers and honorees are listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

Easter Lillies

During Lent, anyone interested may arrange for Easter lilies to be placed on the Chancel steps on Easter morning. All givers and honorees are listed in the Easter bulletin.

For more information, please contact Carla Savage at csavage@reformedchurch.org, ext. 123.

Legacy Giving

Much of what our church is today is due to the generosity and vision of members of the church family who have left behind legacy gifts. By creating a legacy or life income gift, you will help to ensure that the word and teachings of Jesus will continue to shine brightly through our church for years to come.

For information about anything listed below, please contact Planned Giving Chair Suzanne Bloomer, (914) 337-0142, or Chief Operating Officer Alan Zanzano, azanzano@reformedchurch.org or (914) 337-6776, ext. 117.

 

Your will or living trust: You can leave to the church a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a percentage of assets in your estate or trust.

Your retirement plans: You can name the church a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or other qualified retirement plan. (This is simple to do, using the beneficiary designation for supplied by your plan trustee.) Beneficiary designation forms can be changed at any time.

Life insurance: You can name the church a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. (This is also simple to do, using the beneficiary designation form supplied by your plan trustee.) Your beneficiary designation form can be changed at any time.

Bank or brokerage accounts: You can title (or retitle) a bank account as POD (payable on death) to the church. And you can title (or retitle) a brokerage account or stock certificate as TOD (transfer on death) to the church. Your bank or broker will provide simple paperwork to complete.

Life Income Gifts: These enable you to enhance your own income and/or provide enhanced income to others while supporting the church. They also provide significant income tax and capital gains tax savings. 

Charitable gift annuity: You will receive a set dollar amount each year in exchange for a gift of cash or marketable securities to the church. Your annuity payments can begin immediately or be deferred until a future date, increasing your annuity rate.

Charitable remainder trust: Your payout will depend on the type of charitable remainder trust you create and the percentage payout you choose. Since appreciated assets that you donate to your trust can be sold without immediate capital gains tax, charitable remainder trusts are a great way to convert appreciated securities, unencumbered real estate, or valuable collectibles into an income stream for life or a term of years.