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Methods of Giving

The most common method of making a charitable gift is by cash, check or credit card. Donations to qualified charities, such as Holy Spirit High School, can be a benefit when you file your taxes.
Many employers have matching gift programs that provide employees the opportunity to multiply your gift. We encourage you to check with your company or organization to see if Matching Gift opportunities are available.
A number of current tax laws encourage charitable giving. Holy Spirit High School is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and contributions to our school and campaign are tax deductible as allowed by law. !It can be particularly advantageous to contribute appreciated securities. For example, if you chose to contribute appreciated securities held more than 12 months, you could receive double the tax benefit by:
  • avoiding a capital gains tax which would be paid if the stock were sold, and
  • receiving a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value at the time of the gift as opposed to at the time of the purchase.
PLANNED GIVING There are also many planned giving opportunities that provide donors additional methods of making a gift to the campaign, such as:
  • awarding gifts of assets including real estate, stocks, bonds, coins, etc.
  • naming Holy Spirit High School a beneficiary of your will
  • naming Holy Spirit High School as a beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy.
If you would like to include Holy Spirit High School in your planned giving or estate planning, or if you would like to make a stock transfer to Holy Spirit High School, please contact Father Perry Cherubini, Holy Spirit President or Steve Normane, Holy Spirit Advancement Director at 609-646-3000 x310.
As you prayerfully consider the gift level best for you and your family, please also consider this gift separate and apart from your current or ongoing financial support of Holy Spirit High School. Your generous annual giving helps support our much-needed operational expenses. For your convenience, payment reminders and envelopes can be mailed according to your payment preference.