Ministries of the diocese are pleased to accept the following outright gifts:
Cash, check, or money order by mail with your designation clearly noted
Outright gifts are convenient and provide an immediate benefit to the church and its ministries.
Stocks or bonds can be appropriate gifts. The Office of Development and Planned Giving will personally assist each donor with the transfer of any such assets. When making a stock gift, you can download an Authorization of Transfer of Gift Securities. Gifts of securities are encouraged when supporters have the desire to make a charitable gift and avoid capital gains tax.
Real Estate & Property
Real estate, artwork and other real property can be appropriate gifts. The Office of Development and Planned Giving will personally assist each donor with the transfer of any such assets. Gifts of real estate may be accepted upon approval in accordance with appropriate gift acceptance policies.
A gift in your will is an excellent way to support one of the many endowments established for parishes, schools or other organizations in the diocese, or to create a new endowment. You can make a specific gift amount in your will, name a percentage, or make the diocese a beneficiary of the remainder of the estate.
IRA/IRA QCD Gifts
Naming the diocese as a beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan may save your heirs and your estate a potential tax burden. The gift can be made simply, by using your beneficiary designation forms.
Charitable Gift Annuity
A gift annuity is an attractive way to make a charitable gift, while at the same time receive guaranteed annual annuity payments. Your gift allows for a tax deduction and a portion of your annual annuity is tax-free. Annuity rates can range from 5-11% depending on your age.
There are several types of charitable trusts that you can create to support any ministry of the diocese. A charitable trust is an attractive way to sell a highly appreciated asset tax free, and reinvest it to provide you with a lifetime of income. A charitable trust can also be flexible to allow you to make future contributions and receive additional income tax deductions.
Many times an old life insurance policy is no longer needed. Simply name the diocese as a beneficiary. You could also name the diocese as the owner and beneficiary of a new policy.