In this holy season of Advent, Pope Francis reminds us that we are on a journey together and that all things are possible through faith. None of us can complete this journey alone – God has made us for togetherness.
If you are thinking about your final charitable gifts for the year, consider how a gift through The Catholic Foundation can help the people who need it most.
From food and utility assistance for the needy, to youth development and spiritual formation, employment training and marriage mentorship – the Foundation is there, connecting those who care with those in need.
Ways to give this holiday season:
With a gift of cash, you will receive a charitable deduction that could provide you with savings on this year’s taxes. Donate Now.
Giving Retirement Assets
Making a gift from your retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan, may result in little or no tax on these distributions. If you are over age 70 1/2 you can make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 directly from a qualifying IRA. Learn more…
Giving Stocks and Bonds
These gifts are generally deductible at their fair market value and can be used to offset income tax. Plus, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. Learn more…
Giving Real Estate
If you own appreciated real property, you can receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to the Catholic Foundation. Learn more…
Giving Life Insurance
If your life insurance policy is no longer needed for its original purpose, you can name the Catholic Foundation as beneficiary and help those in need. Learn more…
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, may we come closer to knowing our need of one another, and how our gifts can touch the lives of people all around us.