OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING
Sharing your treasure with your faith community demonstrates your belief in our mission and is a reflection of the love, faithfulness and commitment to Our Lady of Lourdes vision. There are many giving opportunities available at our parish and school, such as gifts of cash and stock, and various planned gifts.
GIFTS OF CASH, CREDIT CARD AND BANK TRANSFERS
Gifts of cash are the most common and simplest form of giving. Every dollar you give to Our Lady of Lourdes is tax deductible in the year it is given. The maximum deduction allowed for gifts of cash in one year is limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Any amount given in excess of this limitation can be carried over and deducted for up to five subsequent years. For tax purposes, a statement will be mailed to each donor at the end of the year. To make a Cash Gift, use the monthly envelopes that are mailed to your home or sign up for automatic withdrawals using your credit card or electronic bank transfer.
Many companies have a “matching gifts” program. Companies may elect to match 50-100% of employee gifts, which can make a significant different in your level of support to Our Lady of Lourdes. Please contact your employer's Human Resource department to inquire.
The Parish has an opportunity to receive additional ESAP Matching Funds by participating in the Matching Program. When ESAP receives donations for the benefit of Our Lady of Lourdes before December 15, ESAP will “match” those gifts at a rate of 150% to a maximum of $15,000. This is made possible through the George Hubert Jr. Foundation. Donations for Our Lady of Lourdes can be made to: ESAP c/o The George Hubert Jr. Family Foundation, PO Box 1116, ∙ Cincinnati, OH 45201; www.esap.org
GIFTS OF STOCK
See this PDF for more information on donating gifts of stock.
PRAYERFUL JOYFUL GIVING
Because each situation is different, we urge you to discuss various gift options with your family and possible financial advisors to determine what type of gift is most beneficial to you and Our Lady of Lourdes. Please remember the amount you wish to give is a personal decision that must be considered carefully. Financial circumstances differ for each family. Only you can decide what gift you can offer back to the community. We hope that each family will make a gift prayerfully and joyfully, as together we all work to further build the kingdom of God in this wonderful faith community we know as Our Lady of Lourdes Church and School.
Federal and state laws on income and inheritance taxes encourage charitable giving. All contributions to OUR LADY OF LOURDES are deductible for those who itemize their taxes. A financial statement is mailed to each donor at the end of the year for tax purposes.
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