Stewardship is a spiritual attitude and an responsive action in gratitude about who we are and what we have. Everything we have become are from the gifts and charisms, freely given to us, by a God who loves us and calls us into relationship. In that understanding comes a desire and responsibility to share, ‘give back’, in thanksgiving all we’ve been given. Saint Raymond Parish relies on the generosity of our parishioners to exist and serve the community.
Below are descriptions of different ways that you can share in your parish’s financial stability, in conjunction with or in addition to your Sunday Envelope.
Weekly or Monthly Giving Opportunities
This option is available for your Sunday giving or a one-time donation. Payments can be debited from your account on the day you have chosen. This is a wonderful way to insure that you are giving consistently to the financial support of the parish. We accept, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Please visit GiveCentral.org to set up your direct debit or credit card payments/contributions.
- Log in to GiveCentral.org
- Organization Name: St Raymond de Penafort Parish and School
- Select your Event or Events
- Complete your profile and payment information
If you are an employee or retiree of a company with a matching gift program, you can designate that a matching gift be given to the parish.. Ask your employer if they participate in such a program.
Year-End Tax Planning
The standard deduction may have been increased, making it less likely that charitable gifts will be itemized, but there are still many ways to make a tax-advantaged gift to the Parish.
Gifts from IRA Accounts
For donors 70½ or older, gifts up to $100,000 can be made directly from an IRA account. These gifts not only count toward meeting minimum required distributions, they are not subject to income tax and can lower a donor’s total income.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated stock are among the best ways to give, since those gifts are not subject to capital gains tax, saving you up to 20% on your gift.
“Bunching” Annual Gifts
If you would like to maintain your current annual charitable giving, but are concerned that you might not be able to itemize those gifts, consider “bunching” several years’ worth of annual gifts into a single year. You might be able to itemize in your year of giving and then take a standard deduction in the following years, resulting in tax savings.
Please consult your tax and financial planning professionals to determine the best charitable giving strategy for you and your family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
Please contact Dean Hoppesch, Director of Operations, at 847-253-8600 x 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. As always, thank you for your generosity throughout the year.