Planned Giving

Let’s build a future.

Why Planned Giving

First Church depends on its members and friends to support everything that happens at church – from facilities upkeep, to payroll, to the Church’s dynamic and wide-reaching ministries and programs.

Bequests and special gifts can increase or supplement your support. They leave a legacy beyond routine giving, and will strengthen First Church for generations.

There are many ways to include the Church in your estate plan.

There are many other ways to give beyond regular pledges or donations. This brochure describes just a few possibilities. We would love to discuss ways that might let you increase the impact of your giving.

Specific Ways to Give


Bequests support FPC’s endowment, and can fund major expenses. Please consider including First Church in your estate plans. We can discuss your plans and preferences. Your gifts will help ensure the church’s financial health for generations to come.

Give in Honor or Memory of a Friend or Family Member

A gift to First Church is a great way to celebrate an event or person. Just let us know whom you would like to honor when you donate.

Donate appreciated investments

If you have stock, mutual fund shares, or other investments that have increased in value, your financial institution can transfer the assets directly to our brokerage account. This typically will avoid capital gains taxes while allowing you a tax deduction for the full value of the donated assets. Talk to your advisor about your own financial situation and to us about how to arrange a transfer. It is easy!

Matching Gifts

Ask your employer if it will match the gifts you make to First Church.

Want More Information?

The Presbyterian Foundation has prepared an excellent overview of planned giving considerations and options .

FPC Contacts

We would love to speak with you about planned giving. Call or email the Church at 718.624.3770 or and ask to speak with the pastor, or any member of the Stewardship and Spiritual Life Committee. Or, find us in church.

Reach out to Stewardship today about Planned Giving!

Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the umbrella of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbytery of New York City. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your Tax Advisor as to the tax consequences and benefits your gift may provide.