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You can give in a variety of ways

You Can Give In a Variety of Ways
Contributions to the SCCS Endowment Fund can come in many ways from parishioners, friends, and groups/organizations who appreciate the value of Catholic elementary education. With each gift to the SCCS Endowment Fund you:
  1. Realize a tax deduction for your charitable gift (this could be significant).
  2. Tangibly support Catholic education in the St. Croix Valley for future generations.
  3. Have the option of making a lasting, perpetual tribute to a loved one, or perhaps to a teacher or pastor that was ­ or still is ­ especially important in your life.
Below is a brief description of the different ways you can give to the SCCS Endowment Fund.  Be sure to check with your financial advisor(s) for more complete information.
Cash Gifts
Cash gifts, in the form of cash or check contributions or online donations, qualify as tax deductions in the year paid. If you work for a sizeable company, there is a good chance that your company has a Matching Gift Program. In most cases, companies will not match dollars donated to churches, but will match dollars donated to schools. To find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program, it's best to contact your Community Giving Department or Human Resources Department. We have been able to start compiling a list of companies we know for sure match; visit our Double Your Donation page.

Gifts of Appreciated Property
Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate or other capital assets that have been held for more than one year can offer you substantial tax benefits. Such gifts are deductible at their full market value and no capital gains tax is paid on the property¹s appreciation. Because you must follow a set process to ensure your tax deductibility remains intact, please check with your financial advisor for more information. Please call the school office for more information on how to make a gift of appreciated property to SCCS.
Planned or "Deferred" Gifts
Consider including the SCCS Endowment in your planned giving. This type of giving can include, bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities and remainder trusts. Our next Planned Giving Seminar will be scheduled in Spring 2018. Details to be communicated soon. Please email Camille Kiolbasa if you are interested in attending, ckiolbasa@stccs.com.
Support Catholic Education Beyond Your Lifetime
You can name the SCCS Endowment Fund in your will as the recipient of a portion of your estate. Through the SCCS Endowment Fund, your gift lives on in perpetuity. The SCCS Endowment Fund is also frequently designated for funeral memorials.