Sharing Our Gifts With An Attitude Of Gratitude
2016 Year End Gift Opportunities
Traditionally, the final month of the calendar year can be a time when many people consider offering charitable contributions to their favorite organizations, in gratitude for the impact that entity has on their family. We hope that you consider Holy Rosary/Santo Rosario Catholic Church as an important part of your life. Here are a few ideas to help maximize the benefits of your giving for you and our faith community.
For those who receive boxed envelopes from us, there is a Christmas envelope in your December packet. We hope that you will maintain your regular weekly support along with offering a special Christmas contribution. Please give generously. Our annual operating budget is based on using both envelopes.
Automatic Withdrawal – Online Electronic Funds Transfer
Please consider using our automatic giving program through our ACH process. Automatic deductions will be taken from your bank account on a recurring basis, or as a one-time donation. You choose! You don’t have to worry about writing a check – it’s all done electronically! Forms are available in the parish office or you can use our secure online donation form at holyrosaryop.org/donate/
Appreciated stock is a great way to contribute AND perhaps maximize your tax benefit. You may eliminate substantial taxes on capital gains realized between the date you purchased the stock and the date you contribute stock to the parish. Call or email us to contribute to our Scottrade account.
IRA – 401K Charitable Deduction
Tax incentives are in place (for the remainder of this year only) to stimulate charitable contributions for persons age 70.5 and older, who may wish to direct up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account or 401K Plan to our parish. To qualify you must act before December 31, 2013.
Employer Matching Funds
You may wish to consult with your employer to determine if a matching gift can double the value of your contribution to our parish.
If you need help in structuring a year-end contribution, please contact me or Paula Luna, our Business Administrator, and we will be pleased to provide the appropriate resources you may need to complete your gift. Thank you for your generosity!
Father Jim Spahn, O.P.