stewardship department

Giving Opportunities at Good Shepherd

Faithful Stewardship

We invite you to think about your commitment to support Good Shepherd in the spirit of Christian stewardship. That spirit is rooted in our faith-filled belief that all we have – and all we are – has been entrusted to us as a gift from God: our time, our talents, our wealth, our very lives. Stewardship is our response to the blessings that God has entrusted to us, and is our participation in God's act of creation.

We hope that you already enjoy this participation through your worship with the Good Shepherd community. Your commitment to supporting Good Shepherd, in time, talent and treasure, helps sustain the faith of us all. It is a powerful response to God's call to us to be stewards of the church.

We invite you to prayerfully reflect on the gift of treasure that you are able to share with Good Shepherd. The quality of our liturgies, parish programs, ministries, facilities and outreach to the needy is determined by the support we receive from you.

There are several ways to give:

  • Weekly envelope contribution
  • Monthly, quarterly or weekly debit to Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express
  • Monthly bank draft from your checking account
  • Stock

Matching Gifts

Many companies have a “matching gifts” program. Companies may elect to match 50-100% of employee gifts, which can make a significant difference in your level of support to Good Shepherd. Please contact your Human Resource department to learn about your matching gift options.

Gifts of Stock

Donations of stock to Good Shepherd are processed through our custodial account at Fifth Third Bank. In order for the stock to be transferred correctly the following information must be included in your communication.

Company Name: Fifth Third Bank
DTC Number: 2116
Account Number: 0104471751DH
Account Name: Good Shepherd Parish

It is imperative that your broker identifies your name in the delivery instructions. Otherwise, Fifth Third will reject it.

Once a gift is received in our account, we will be contacted with a confirmation indicating the number of shares, name of the stock, donor name, and the actual dollar amount transferred to our account. Please note: there is a $15.00 transaction fee from the proceeds for each stock donation.

You will receive a letter of acknowledgment for your gift. The letter should be retained for tax purposes. If you have any questions about stock donations please contact (x738).