Frequently asked questions about pledging.
“God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is an ethic that embodies responsible planning and management of resources, including financial resources. St. Matthew’s Church, like any community organization, needs the financial support of its membership! Our Annual Fundraising Drive covers roughly 70% of the church’s operating budget. We need every member of the parish to pledge.
What is a pledge?
A pledge is a non-binding, annual financial commitment to St. Matthew’s Church.
What do parishioners pledge?
Pledges range from $50 to $100,000. The average pledge is around $3,000. All pledges, no matter their size, are vital to St. Matthew’s.
How do I make my pledge?
Simply fill out the pledge card below, or call the Parish House at (914) 234-9636. Paper pledge forms are available from the Parish Office.
When should I make my pledge?
As soon as you can! The Vestry sets the budget for next year in January. Pledges received early play a large part in determining that budget. We recognize all of our donors in an insert in the Easter service bulletin.
How do I fulfill my pledge?
How and when you fulfill your pledge is up to you. Many pay by cash or check with envelopes we provide. Others pay by credit card. Simply fill out the information on the pledge card below.
We are grateful for your support.