“Make a Difference”

Give what you can and give it cheerfully – the point isn’t the amount of your annual pledge to St. Stephen’s, but the attitude with which it is made.

Proportionate giving, in which one starts by pledging some percentage of one’s income and then increasing that percentage in subsequent years towards a Biblical tithe (Malachi 3:10), makes it easy to become a “cheerful giver” and to give to God’s work through the work of our parish. This chart shows how to begin.

ANNUAL TITHE PROPORTIONAL PLEDGE
INCOME 10% 5% 2.5%
$5000 $500 $250 $125
$10,000 $1000 $500 $250
$20,000 $2000 $1000 $500
$30,000 $3000 $1500 $750
$50,000 $5000 $2500 $1250
$75,000 $7500 $3750 $1875
$100,000 $10,000 $5000 $2500
$150,000 $15,000 $7500 $3750
$200,000 $20,000 $10,000 $5000
$250,000 $25,000 $12,500 $6250