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Charitable Giving from the Heart

As a not-for-profit, The Lighthouse at Indian Lake does at times receive generous philanthropic support from individuals and families in this manner above their normal tithing or giving. These gifts are much appreciated as they come from the Christian heart of the donor are received in-kind by our church, and are used to enrich the lives of many through Jesus Christ.

Our church leadership: pastors, finance committee, and church board strives to be good stewards of these gifts and wisely appropriate them as needed to support worthy initiatives.


Here are several ways one can designate donations:

  • •Give to our general fund

  • •Give to the particular funds (s) such as the Elders Endowment or the Memorial Fund

  • •Start your own designated fund with your donation

  • •Give to a specific purpose. In the past, those have included facility improvements, service expansion, choir robes, musical equipment, and community activities such as the Outreach Center.

  • •The choice is yours to make. You can give in your name or your family name or we’ll certainly respect your request for anonymity.


You can contribute in a variety of ways including:


  • Personal Contributions - a gift of cash is the easiest way to give. Your gift to The Lighthouse is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. We will send you an end-of-year acknowledgment letter for your tax records.


  • Planned Giving - many individuals provide for long-term support through a will bequest, trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, or retirement account.


  • Tribute Gifts - gifts to The Lighthouse in memory of a loved one to honor someone’s life is a very personal and loving tribute. We will send an acknowledgment card to those you have named, and you will receive a letter confirming your gift. The acknowledgment card will not include the amount of your gift.


  • Stock Donations - gifts of stock—especially long-term appreciated stocks—provide benefits to The Lighthouse while providing tax benefits that also benefits you.


  • In-Kind Gifts - Indian Lake Community Church accepts gifts for specific needs. Examples of these in the past are choir robes, bells, hymnals, choir chairs, and facility additions to name a few.


  • Special Events - Several special events are held each year that serve as fundraisers for The Lighthouse. These offer wonderful opportunities to provide one-time or ongoing giving.


  • Giving circles - these are small and informal groups with a few people pooling their money and giving it to a chosen charity venue such as The Lighthouse.


  • Volunteer - take an active role in enhancing The Lighthouse through volunteering. There is no greater gift than to give of one’s time.


In some cases, these gifts require a professional financial planner’s or accountant’s assistance. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact Frank Dietz of Edward Jones who is our churches, financial planner. Frank is a long time local resident and has his office in Lakeview. Frank can be reached at 937-843-4729 or


To ask questions or to learn more just stop by the church offices at 329 East Main Street, Russells Point, Ohio 43348.

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