Author Archives: Erin Justice

Maximizing Your Gift – Part IV

In this last part of the series, I’ll talk about restricted gifts.  Some of you may have included First U in your wills, and some have put restrictions on how that money can be spent.  But restricted gifts are also an option for you to … read more.

Maximizing Your Gift – Part III

In this part of the series, I’ll discuss an option available to those of you who are 70½ or older and have an IRA.  People who fit this category are required to take a fully-taxable distribution from their IRA.  But there is an alternative, you … read more.

Maximizing Your Gift – Part II

Last week I talked about cash donations to the church.  This week’s installment covers stock gifts.  Stock gifts are a great option if you have stocks that have appreciated (the more the better)!  Let’s say you have 100 shares of Acme Widgets that you bought … read more.

Maximizing Your Gift – Part I

Most stores try to offer multiple ways to pay for a purchase, in order to maximize the number of purchases they can make.  At First U, we also offer several methods for you to make your pledge payments.  But I think it’s worthwhile for you … read more.