Gift for Severance Pay
We have let a staff member go (nothing really bad, he just wasn't a good fit). We wanted to give him a small severance package, but we could not afford it. A friend of the church (not a particular friend of the employee) has volunteered to fund his severance package. I think this contribution should be deductible, because he is funding a legitimate expense of the church and there is no particular relationship between the donor and the employee.