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Online giving is now available. We thank you for your support of the CONNECTED Capital Campaign and the mission of the Church and School. If you have any questions about giving to the CONNECTED Capital Campaign now, please contact or call 540-347-4342.

Below are some frequently asked questions:

What are the different ways I can make my gift to the CONNECTED Capital Campaign?
You can make a gift of cash or stock and take up to 3 years to complete your pledge. In addition, you can make a planned/estate gift to the Saint James’ endowment -a great option for someone whose enthusiasm for the project cannot be matched in current dollars. A planned/estate gift that is declared and documented will benefit the capital campaign by ensuring the long-term financial security of our church and school which, in turn, makes it much easier for the vestry to make informed financial decisions.

How long do I have to complete my pledge?
You have 3 years to complete your pledge.

Can’t I just write a check now and be finished with my gift?
You can absolutely make a lump sum payment; however, the three year option often allows for a more generous gift. For example, a $1,000 lump sum could be turned into a $500/year gift over 3 years or $1,500 – a 50 % larger contribution. The campaign wins because the donation is larger and the donor wins because the immediate gift is smaller than the lump sum.

How can I make my payment?
Cash, checks payable to “Saint James’ CONNECTED” and credit card payments will all be accepted. Stock donations and IRA withdrawals will be handled by the Saint James’ business office. For credit card/online payments we will be using a service called “Network for Good” which will allow you to input your payment information and will remind you when your credit card is near its expiration date. With Network for Good you will also have the option to cover the cost of the credit card transaction fees which will otherwise be charged to Saint James’ – and thereby deducted from your payment amount - every time a credit card payment is made to Saint James’. Network For Good will let you decide if you want your overall gift reduced by those recurring transaction fees, or whether you will cover those fees and allow Saint James’ to use your entire gift towards the campaign.

Do I pay monthly? Weekly?
Sure! You will have the option to fulfill your pledge annually, monthly, or even weekly. Just remember that each credit card payment incurs a transaction fee that Saint James’ will have to pay, so monthly charges would allow more of your donation to stay with Saint James’ than weekly charges would because there would be fewer fees.

How will my gift be recognized? May I make a memorial gift? An anonymous gift? What about naming opportunities?
Your gift may be made in your name, in memory of a loved one, or may be made anonymously.  You can indicate your choice on the pledge card. If you are considering a special gift, we have many meaningful ways to honor someone or perpetuate a family name. For a current list of available naming opportunities, please contact