Donation Question

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Hilohi
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Donation Question

Postby Hilohi » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:18 pm

Our ward's full-time missionaries recently did a service project and the people they helped gave them a donation. The missionaries would like to donate that money to our ward's mission fund; however, the check was made out to "LDS Missionary Fund". I'm pretty sure our ward can't include that check with our donations (due to the payee's name). So my question is: what should the missionaries and/or I do so that we can deposit this check into our ward missionary fund?

Preschke
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Re: Donation Question

Postby Preschke » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:23 pm

On a somewhat related topic, we had a ward member donate online to the general missionary fund instead of the ward's missionary fund. Is it possible to reclassify an online donation once it is made?

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Re: Donation Question

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:59 pm

My understanding is the ward can do that.
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Re: Donation Question

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:13 pm

From the online donation FAQs:

Q11. When I reviewed my previous donations, I noticed I made a mistake and put my donation in the Fast Offerings category instead of in Tithing, where I wanted it. Can I change a completed donation?

A11. No, completed donations cannot be edited. However, you can print a copy of your completed donation, take it to your ward or branch financial clerk, and ask him to correct the donation category for you on the ward or branch computer.
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bastahmer
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Re: Donation Question

Postby bastahmer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:44 am

Hilohi wrote:Our ward's full-time missionaries recently did a service project and the people they helped gave them a donation. The missionaries would like to donate that money to our ward's mission fund; however, the check was made out to "LDS Missionary Fund". I'm pretty sure our ward can't include that check with our donations (due to the payee's name). So my question is: what should the missionaries and/or I do so that we can deposit this check into our ward missionary fund?

Depending on the bank, I would think you just deposit it the way it is. We have a ward member who makes out her checks to the bishop and we just include them with the normal deposit. If the bank will not take the check, I would think you would have to call SLC for instructions.

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Re: Donation Question

Postby allenjpl » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18 am

bastahmer wrote:
Hilohi wrote:Our ward's full-time missionaries recently did a service project and the people they helped gave them a donation. The missionaries would like to donate that money to our ward's mission fund; however, the check was made out to "LDS Missionary Fund". I'm pretty sure our ward can't include that check with our donations (due to the payee's name). So my question is: what should the missionaries and/or I do so that we can deposit this check into our ward missionary fund?

Depending on the bank, I would think you just deposit it the way it is. We have a ward member who makes out her checks to the bishop and we just include them with the normal deposit. If the bank will not take the check, I would think you would have to call SLC for instructions.


I used to jokingly refer to checks that were made out to the bishop as his "tips," and just had him endorse the back. Never had a problem. "LDS Missionary Fund" would probably count as being close enough so that the stamped endorsement would be fine.

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Re: Donation Question

Postby waynecooke » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:36 am

Just to show you how closely banks look at deposited checks, a short story. Our ward decided to have two financial clerks (long story). I had been in for years and they called an 'assistant' to the assistant. I was called as Gospel Doctrine Teacher and I was told by the Stake Presidency that I was to be released. On that information, a new 'signature card' was filled out, without my name. I was not aware of that fact. I wasn't released and I wasn't released, and then they decided not to release me. In the mean time, I had been signing checks on various occasions. Nothing was said or done by the bank nor the Church about a 'non-signature card' person signing checks. When I found out about that, I stopped signing checks, and we are now trying to get everyone to church at the same time so we can send in a new card so I can start writing checks again (legally).


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