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4810 Bradford Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 (256) 430-1760

 
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End of Year Giving

         

Tis the Season for Gifts

 

The end of the year brings opportunities for reflecting on the
blessings of the past months – reflections that often translate
into a desire to share those blessings. Gifts to educational institutions provide immediate benefits while helping to create a legacy of strong, moral young leaders for our society. Your donation can combine charitable and financial objectives, achieving your philanthropic goals while providing tax benefits. Your attorney or tax consultant can advise on a plan that best meets your personal needs. Gift options include:

Cash Gifts of check, credit card or cash in single gifts or a pledge commitment provide simple, direct means to contribute.

Investment Securities Gifts of securities (stocks, bonds, etc) owned a year or more can provide an opportunity for charitable tax deduction.

“Ordinary income” property Gifts of appreciated property can provide tax advantages. Examples include inventory and stock that does not generate capital gains tax treatment.

Personal property An appreciated asset, sold for less than its current value to the School, gives the School the benefit of the full market value, while providing opportunity for a tax deduction.

Special philanthropic strategies can increase the financial value and meaningfulness of your gift.  Please consider in your planning:

Matching Gifts           • Memorials                 • Honoraria                  • Bequests                    • Planned Giving         • Gifts in Kind

Special Opportunity for Donors Age 70˝ +

If you’re 70˝ or older, you have a great opportunity! The Pension Protection Act of 2006 allows you to make qualified charitable distributions totaling up to $100,000 per year directly from a traditional or Roth IRA to qualifying charities. This provision is available for such distributions made from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007. This is the perfect time to make a gift to the Capital Campaign and also receive the tax benefit. Consult your tax advisor for more information on this great opportunity. Contact the school for giving ideas.

Naming Opportunities for Existing Pledges or Gifts

If you have already pledged or donated $5,000 or more to the Capital Campaign, you can designate that gift as a naming opportunity. A wide range of options provides opportunities throughout the buildings and grounds of the campus. Please call the school for more information.

How to Donate

For your convenience, you can find a Capital Campaign Pledge Card or please call Catholic High School at 256-430-1760, ext. 109. †

Your support will make a difference!