Ways to Donate
We are blessed by the generosity of so many benefactors, alumni, school families, parishioners, and friends who have invested in the future of St. Michael Parish School by donating a financial gift to support our programs (academic, religious, fine arts, and athletics), our technology needs/upgrades, and our tuition assistance fund. Without your support, St. Michael’s would not be the leader in Catholic education that it is today.
As we look toward the future and our goals for growth and improvements, we pray for your continued support and financial investment. There are many ways to make a gift to St. Michael’s:
Cash or check donations will be put to immediate use at St. Michael’s. We can also now accept credit card donations. Simply click on the Donate button on this screen and enter your information.
Stock that has increased in value is a popular asset used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of one year. A gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help St. Michael’s while also realizing important benefits for yourself.
Retirement Plan Assets
To maximize the value of a retirement account, you may consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.
Likely the nation’s most widely held appreciated asset, Savings Bonds that may have stopped growing can be put to good use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.
Using real estate, such as your home, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.
Closely Held Stock
A donation of your closely held stock is a great way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.
Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support the mission of St. Michael Parish School. By naming SMPS the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift.
To make a charitable gift by will, it’s best to meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him/her exactly what you want to do and to whom you wish to make a gift. We hope you will tell us when you have named St. Michael Parish School in your will. We would very much like to to thank you for your generosity by naming you as a member of our new “1897 Society” that recognizes those who make a planned gift to the school. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will certainly honor your wishes and your gift will be kept confidential.
For more information on making a financial gift to our school, please contact the SMPS Development Office at 304.242.3966. We thank you for your consideration!