Ways to Give
Building More - Annual Appeal 2012
Please help us reach our goal of $325,000 by contributing to Building More – Annual Appeal 2012. Funds raised from the appeal will purchase:
- prayer garden
- Smart Link modular desks
- key card secure access system
- air conditioned school bus
A gift of cash (personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or personal credit card) received by St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Grants are usually spent within the fiscal year and are for the purpose intended by the donor.
You may be able to double or even triple your gift to St. Thomas More. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company does, visit your company’s human resources department.
Endowed gifts are received by the St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation. The Foundation receives both restricted and unrestricted gifts of cash and/or stocks. Restricted gifts are generally in the form of donations to a named memorial fund or scholarship. Unrestricted gifts are added to the corpus of the Foundation’s endowment fund. A portion of the interest earned by the endowment fund is returned to the school annually to support such programs as tuition assistance and department needs. Endowed gifts can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one.
Deferred or planned gifts are received by the St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation. They include a bequest in a will, a charitable remainder trust, a gift annuity, a gift of real estate, a gift through a retirement plan designation, or a gift of life insurance. Planned gifts may allow you to make larger gifts than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. You should consult your financial advisor or insurance agent to determine the tax advantages of these options.
Gifts made in kind are received by St. Thomas More Catholic High School and refer to gifts of goods or services rather than money.