Ways to Give

Your pledges and other gifts are essential to the day-to-day ministry that takes place in and through St. Andrew’s. Thank you for your generosity!

Click to read more about this year's stewardship campaign.


Charitable gifts from parishioners underwrite all of St. Andrew’s work and ministries. The Stewardship and Endowment Commissions have jointly sponsored preparation of a guide to charitable giving at St. Andrew’s. It explains how various gifting techniques can provide significant tax advantages for donors.

First, it describes how the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for new income-tax deductions, increases the limits on charitable deductions, and waives otherwise required minimum taxable distributions from IRA retirement accounts during 2020.

The guide also outlines tax-advantaged, inexpensive options for charitable giving to St. Andrew’s, including cash gifts; IRA charitable rollover gifts; gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, personal property, and real estate; gifts of other personal property and real estate; testamentary bequests in a will or trust; inexpensive, easy-to-use beneficiary designations that can be modified from time to time; life-income gifts; gifts of life insurance; gifts of a life estate; gifts involving a donor-advised fund; and maximizing income-tax deductions using “bunching” techniques.


With CONNECT, you can give toward your pledge, make altar memorials and tributes, make one-time gifts, and set up recurring gifts.



Give with Church Life on your mobile device or text STANDREWKC (all caps) to 73256. A return text will appear with a link to complete your payment. You will then enter your amount, choose a fund for your contribution, and enter your payment information. You'll receive a link to a receipt, as well as a receipt by email. The finance office will be notified of your gift the same way as with an online gift through the website. You information can be stored for future giving.

Bank Draft

If you would like to set up an automatic draft from your checking or savings account, you can enroll using CONNECT. If you need assistance, you can bring your credit card to the church office, and Nina Edwards, finance coordinator, will be able to assist you.


Retirement Accounts

If you are 70½ years or older, you can make a direct gift from your retirement account to St. Andrew’s. Congress has made permanent the IRS provisions that allow donors who are 70½ years or older to make direct transfers of up to $100,000 each year from their IRAs to a charity without incurring any income tax on the amounts transferred. Additionally, a direct transfer from a retirement account to a charity will satisfy the minimum distribution requirements to the extent of the amount of the gift. For questions, contact Nina Edwards, finance coordinator, at 816-523-1602 or by email.

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It’s easy to give while you’re at St. Andrew’s. You can place your gift in the offering plate during worship or drop off your gift in the church office.

Stocks and Bonds

We accept gifts of stocks or bonds. Please contact Nina Edwards, finance coordinator, at 816-523-1602 or by email when you plan to initiate a stock transfer so we can provide you with the account and transfer numbers. This is a tax-advantaged option to consider.

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In the Mail

If you’re not comfortable with giving online, simply mail your gift to: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, c/o Nina Edwards, Finance Coordinator, 6401 Wornall Terr, Kansas City, MO 64113.

Need a Record of Your Giving?

A receipt will be sent to you automatically after giving online, and you will receive a detailed statement of all giving quarterly and at the year’s end. If you need assistance, contact Nina Edwards, finance coordinator, at 816-523-1602 or by email.

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Legacy Society

Did you know that more than half of American adults do not have an up-to-date will or estate plan? This means more than half of American adults do not have a will or trust that matches their current goals with their estate plan. St. Andrew’s Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made a provision in their estate plans to remember the church. Neither the amount of the provision, nor the means, are important - only that you have included St. Andrew’s in your will or estate plan through a bequest of money, securities, personal property, or real estate; a life income gift (charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust); a gift of life insurance; a life estate; or some other form of planned giving. For more information, contact Charlie Horner, chairman of the Endowment Commission, at 913-262-0567 (home) or 816-589-0848 (cell) or by email.

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