Giving

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – II Corinthians 9:7

We thank you for considering uplifting the mission and ministry of Brown Memorial in Baltimore and beyond. There are many ways to support the church, both in time and financial resources, and we invite you to give as you are able.

The church’s ministry in our city and around the world depends first and foremost on the annual gifts of members and friends of Brown Memorial. As a community intent on cultivating a deeper generosity in the world, beginning first with ourselves, we fund our ministry almost entirely through annual giving, and through income from the church’s endowment.  

Suggested Ways to Give:

Mail a Check

Checks made payable to Brown Memorial Park Ave. Presbyterian Church can be mailed to 1316 Park Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217.

Online Banking

If you participate with on-line banking, you can set up one-time or recurring contributions through on-line bill pay. The bank will mail checks to us on your behalf at no cost.

Online Giving

Contributions may be directed through the GIVE tab in CCB, our online portal. One-time or recurring gifts can be established using your checking account, debit card, or credit card. Click here to make a one time payment with a Credit card

IRA Distributions

If you are 70½ or older, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA could provide a tax advantage by reducing your taxable income. Contact your IRA Custodian for instructions.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle that allows you to set aside a large sum of money for charitable purposes, thereby maximizing your charitable contribution tax deduction. Once your fund is established you can direct contributions through grant recommendations.

Gifts of Stock

The gifting of stocks that have appreciated in value may provide a tax advantage. If you would like to make a gift to Brown in this manner, please provide the following information to your broker. RBC Wealth Management Contact: Geoffrey Brent at 410-316-5315, or Yale Hoffberg at 410-316-5328. Please also inform our Financial Administrator at stewardship@browndowntown.org

Endowment Contribution

Income on our endowment, built from the generosity of generations of members who bequeathed gifts to the church, enables the church to engage in ministry beyond our annual giving.  Planned giving options are offered through the church’s Investment Committee. Those interested in making planned gifts to the endowment are invited to contact Andrew Foster Connors, or Jody Shaw, jodyshaw@gmail.com, Chair of the Investment Committee.

Make a Pledge

We gather pledges in November to celebrate our communal commitment to God’s work through our church, and to plan responsibly for the coming year, although you can fill out the 2020 Pledge Form at anytime. 

Give Time and Talent

There are countless ways you can give of your time and skills to Brown Memorial through the many ministries and activities that comprise our church life. Learn more about our adult and youth/children’s activities, both inside the church and outside the church in the community and beyond.