Inspired to Give
In order to assist you as you consider making a pledge to this Campaign, we have provided some suggested giving plans. We ask that you prayerfully consider a pledge of sacrifice that helps to express to God your gratitude for all of the gifts in your life. Your sacrifice, combined with many other faith-filled Catholic individuals and families will propel us forward toward our goal and a brighter future for our parishes and our Diocese. A gift to this campaign may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax.
Giving Plans to Consider
Ways to Give
Planned Giving, Wills, Estate Planning, Life Insurance
There are numerous planned giving opportunities that provide donors alternative methods of making their gifts to the Campaign. These include, but are not restricted to:
- Gifts of assets including real estate, stocks, bonds, coins, etc
- Making the Diocese of La Crosse, your parish, or school a beneficiary of your will
- Naming the Diocese of La Crosse, your parish, or school as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
Matching Gift Opportunities
Many employers have matching gift programs that provide employees the opportunity to multiply their gifts to the Diocesan Annual Appeal, educational institutions, ministry organizations, and charitable institutions. We encourage you to inquire with your Human Resources Department regarding the Matching Gift opportunities available to you. For questions, please contact the Stewardship and Development Office at (608) 791-2653.
Charitable IRA Rollover
In December 2015, Congress passed legislation making the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent. If you have an IRA and are aged 701/2 or older, you may opt to make a charitable contribution from your qualified IRA plan. When you do so, you may transfer up to $100,000 per year to the Diocese of La Crosse, your parish, or school. As a charitable gift, this distribution comes straight to the Diocese. Therefore, it would not be taxed as income. In addition, if you are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD), your charitable contribution can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
You can give appreciated stock to the campaign. If you have held your stock for more than one year, you may take a charitable tax deduction for the current market value of the stock, and neither you nor the Diocese of La Crosse, your parish, or school is required to pay capital-gains taxes when the stock is sold. The combination can result in a greater deduction (and more tax savings) for you and a larger gift for the Campaign than if you sell the stock, pay the taxes, and donate the net proceeds.
- Please contact Sarah in the Stewardship and Development Office at (608) 791-2653 if you wish to discuss making a gift of stock. You must indicate on your pledge card the number of shares and the name of the company (ticker). Please also call the Campaign Office or notify your campaign director immediately so we can confirm that the securities were received, authorize the sale by our broker, and send you the appropriate acknowledgment letter.