Giving, or tithing, is an important part of our faith as a faithful response to God’s call and claim on us and to be a part of what God is doing in the world. All that we have has come to us from God.

Ways to Give

Cash or Check

You may return your gift in worship or mail to: 

First Cary, Attn: Finance
117 S Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

Online Giving

Electronic giving is secure, quick and easy to set up using a debit or credit card or your bank account. You can give a one-time gift or establish a recurring gift through our secure online giving platform. Click Here to give online now. 

Text Giving is quick, easy, uses industry-leading security to protect your personal information, and is never charged to your phone bill.

Text the word give to (877) 842-9632 to get started.

Stock Giving

Please contact Christine Hildebrand at childebrand@firstcary.com or 919-467-1861.

Giving with IRAs

A direct gift from an IRA to a charity is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution or “QCD”. If you are 70 1/2 or older you can make charitable donations directly from your IRA. For more information about QCD gifts Click Here.

Legacy Giving

With federal estate tax exemptions at nearly $13million for singles and $26 million for married couples, most estates will not pay any estate tax. Nevertheless, income taxes need to be considered when planning a gift that is to be effective at death. From an income tax standpoint, the best way to make a legacy gift to a charitable organization is from an IRA or other tax-deferred account. Most charitable and religious organizations are tax-exempt and therefore pay no income tax on gifts they receive, including distributions from an IRA or other tax-deferred account. However, if the recipient of a distribution from an IRA or other tax-deferred account is an individual, generally income tax is owed by the individual on the full amount received. So, if you are planning a legacy gift to First Cary or other charity, it should first come from your IRA or other tax-deferred accounts. On the other hand, other types of assets (such as real estate, stocks, bonds and mutual funds) should be left to beneficiaries who are individuals because they usually will NOT owe income tax on receipt of such assets from the estate of a decedent. Please contact Christine Hildebrand if you have questions about a QCD or a legacy gift to to our First Cary