Circle of Life
Now, some 100 years later we have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the original founders by making a gift to the Endowment Fund, and thereby endowing future generations with those similar opportunities we have all experienced.
And... that is Our Circle Of Life. Prior generations beginning the circle by endowing the future forsucceeding generations (such as ours) to experience life within the PCC family. We in turn can continue the circle by endowing future generations with those same blessings. As scripture says, "Freely you received, freely give." Matthew 10:8.
What began as a Sunday school in parents’ homes, blossomed into a church community of 350 member families, over 40 church groups, two sister churches, and mission activities of local and international reach. Now Piedmont Community Church offers programs that support young children, teens, families, seniors, and our local and global community.
The Wallace & Mary Alexander Founders Circle recognizes those who would like to give to the Endowment Fund and support the future of Piedmont Community Church. You can contribute to the fund as a way of affirming your commitment to God and reflecting PCC’s importance in your life, while ensuring its legacy for the benefit of future generations.
What is the Alexander Society?
The Wallace and Mary Alexander Founders Circle is an organization for those individuals and families which have contributed funds to the Piedmont Community Church Endowment Fund.
How do I participate?
Honoring the legacy of the Alexanders, those who support the Endowment Fund via an immediate gift or structured gift become members of the Wallace & Mary Alexander Founders Circle.
How can I donate/support PCC?
A gift of a minimum of $500 in any of the following ways:
- Cash Gifts – provides for the immediate use by the Endowment Fund
- Appreciated Property & Stocks – which allows you to deduct the full fair-market value from taxes, owned by you directly or via in IRA or 401k
- Memorial Gifts – provides a gift to honor someone special
- Wills and Trusts – easily provides for the church by simply adding the church to either your trust or will
- Charitable Remainder Trusts – provides you with an income when you need it
- IRA/Pension Plan Beneficiary/Life Insurance Beneficiary – designates the church as beneficiary of remaining funds after you are gone
- Pooled Income Fund – shares in income from a professionally managed pool of gifts
What is the process to contribute?
- If paying with a check, simply make the check out to: Piedmont Community Church, and on the line in the lower left of the check write ‘Endowment Fund’; and send to Toni Fischer, Business and Financial Manager, at the PCC address
- If transferring stocks from a brokerage account, an IRA or a 401k, contact Toni Fischer, the Business and Finance Manager of PCC (510-547-5700) and request her provide you with the brokerage account used by PCC for such purposes
Can I donate online to PCC?
Not at present.
Can I support PCC financially and remain anonymous (no brick)
Yes, of course.
What is the minimum gift to be included for a PCC Brick?
Will we achieve our financial goal if everyone contributes the $500 minimum?
No, we will not. Yet, it is hoped that those who have more will contribute more.
Why does someone get the same reward for contributing $500 as one who contributes $10,000?
Our objective is to have every individual contribute as much as he or she feels comfortable in doing, and as an associated benefit receive the recognition of becoming a member of the Wallace & Mary Alexander Founders Circle, and as a consequence thereof to be able to be recognized with a Brick on the Memorial Path. Our philosophy is to emphasize that the gift is in the giving and not acquisition of the a lot of Bricks.
Is there a quantity discount if I contribute more than $500?
No, there is not.
If I contribute significantly more than the $500 minimum, then how is it determined how many Bricks I can obtain?
We are using the notion of a ‘nuclear’ family, with each of the following examples being considered one ‘nuclear’ family. Based on the following example, Don & Dolly may purchase 3 Bricks:
(i) Member parents inclusive of the children in their family
(example…Don & Dolly Lotte, with their two children Reginald and Gladys);
(ii) Don’s parents
(Harry and Eunice…who are the grandparents of Reginald and Gladys);
(iii) Dolly’s parents
(Fred and Myrtle…who are also the grandparents of Reginald and Gladys).
Can I donate or gift in the name of a loved one?
Yes, of course. Grandparents as mentioned above. Also, if there is a special relative who you wish to commemorate.
What is the deadline to be included for a PCC commemorative Brick?
Easter Sunday April 20
How many characters are there on a Brick?
54 characters, which includes any spaces between names, and is 3 lines of 18 characters per line
How often will PCC be adding new bricks to the commemorative walkway?
Yearly, every Spring.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
David Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Coleman Bob_Coleman@ml.com
Bequests or contributions should be directed to:
The Piedmont Community Church Endowment Fund
Piedmont Community Church
400 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, California 94611