Stocks can be used as a powerful gift to your church

Marketable securities are a wonderful vehicle for church members to give their tithes and offerings.

This is because many times, the stock or bond has increased in value over a period of years. The sale of these securities will often create a capital gain for the owner when sold creating a tax liability. However, if the church member gives these securities to their local church, the member will typically receive a tax deductible donation receipt for the full current value of the stock or bond and at the same time incur no tax liability for capital gains.*

If you wish to donate stock, bonds or any marketable securities to the church for use in it’s ministry, and need more information on how to do it, please contact Ted Asay, director of development for the Nebraska Synod, at

* This is not to be considered legal or tax advice. You are encouraged to seek additional information from a professional advisor.