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Charitable Giving from the Heart
As a not-for-profit, Indian Lake Community Church and the Lighthouse at ILCC, 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 and 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

  • Start your own designated fund with your donation

  • Give a specific purpose. In the past, those have included facility improvements, service  

       expansion, choir robes, musical equipment, and community support & activities, 

You can contribute in a variety of ways, including:

Personal Contributions

gift of cash is the easiest way to give. Your gift to the ILCC is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. We will send you an 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 ILCC 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 ILCC and the Lighthouse while providing tax benefits that also benefit you.

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

Special Events - several special events are held each year that serve as fundraisers for ILCC and 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 ILCC.

Volunteering - take an active role in enhancing ILCC and 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 church 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 
Call our church office at
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

(Please consult a professional tax advisor regarding specific tax ramifications)

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