Year-End Giving to the Church. If you plan to make a year-end gift to the church and want it credited for the 2015 tax year, please be sure to drop it in the mail with a postmark on or before December 31, or give online before midnight on December 31. If you use your bank's bill pay service, your gift will be credited on the date shown on the face of the check. If you plan to make a stock donation, your gift will be credited on the settlement date of the transaction. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.