Make a Gift
When a loved one dies, we are faced with a painful loss and a multitude of decisions, including how to remember and honor the difference that this special person made in the lives of those around him or her. A Memorial Fund is a thoughtful way of honoring the memory of someone you care deeply about. Continue their legacy in a way your loved one would have appreciated by giving to their favorite charitable causes.
What is corporate matching?
Many local companies match contributions to nonprofit organizations (US based 501(c)(3)). This can instantly double the money you donate to St. Nicholas School.
Can my employer match my donation?
Yes! In fact, we highly encourage you to check with your employer to see if the company will match your pledge. Many companies will double – if not triple – your donation. Please ask your Human Resources department. Every company handles its corporate matching differently so please ask your HR department for details.
Does corporate matching benefit my employer?
Definitely, corporations are happy to match your donation as they, too, will get a tax deduction for their donation.
Will corporate matching impact me negatively?
No, companies keep corporate matching data private. No one has access to this data. In most cases, companies outsource the entire process.
When should I apply for corporate matching?
Right now! Some companies distribute corporate matching funds right away, while others process them once a quarter. Some companies require you to submit corporate match applications certain times of the year. If your company offers corporate matching, please apply for it right away.
Who can I talk to at St. Nicholas for help?
If you have questions about making a donation to St. Nicholas School, please contact Kate McBryar at email@example.com.
Planned gifts provide us with the ability to think strategically about the school's future. Generous and forward-thinking donors who leave planned gifts or a bequest intention through St. Nicholas School's Legacy Society will support our long-term success and will be long remembered. Many of these options are a win-win for you and the school. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to discuss the tax benefits of these options.
One of the easiest ways to help involves simply naming St. Nicholas School as a beneficiary in your will and living trust. A bequest may be for a particular dollar amount or percentage of you estate. Estate tax savings may be significant. Life Insurance Policy and Retirement Assets. Often overlooked by donors, naming St. Nicholas School as a partial beneficiary of these assets can provide support for the school.
Life income gifts allow you to leave a gift in the care of St. Nicholas, while earning income for yourself during your lifetime. The two most popular life income gifts are charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. Those who leave planned gifts become a part of our Legacy Society. Members are a special part of the St. Nicholas School donor family. They are also honored with:
- Recognition on our website
- Listing in the Annual Report