St. Mary’s Catholic School is built on over 100 years of philanthropic tradition. From student service hours to parent volunteerism to the financial generosity of our community, each generation has contributed to make St. Mary’s the vibrant school it is today. Giving is at the core of this tradition, and it anchors us in love everywhere.
A planned gift provides an opportunity for you to help shape and sustain the future of St. Mary’s Catholic School. It is an opportunity to make a lasting contribution and build a powerful legacy.
What are planned gifts? Planned giving is another way to make a gift to St. Mary’s School while meeting the long-term needs of your estate planning. Examples of planned gifts may include gifts of cash, securities, tangible property, real estate or life insurance. Gifts may be made through bequests and life insurance.
Why make a planned gift? You can create a plan to care for your family while also leaving a gift to organizations you care about. A planned gift does not have to impact your finances today, and it allows you to leave a lasting mark on St. Mary’s School. Your commitment during your lifetime enables the school to plan now for future needs, while ensuring an excellent education for generations to come.
For more information. Like other financial decisions, a planned gift must be chosen and shaped with care. St. Mary’s School welcomes the opportunity to discuss ways to include the school in your financial and estate plans. Call the school office at 423.282.3397 for additional information.
Examples of planned gifts:
Bequest. A bequest is a gift to St. Mary’s School in perpetuity. You may specify that St. Mary’s School receive a certain dollar amount, a specific percentage of the estate, or a certain asset. Click here to download a sample Bequest letter.
Life Insurance. Life insurance is another way to make a planned gift to St. Mary’s School. You can purchase a new life insurance policy or contribute all or part of a current policy which you currently own but no longer need. When St. Mary’s School is named as the owner and beneficiary of a policy, your annual premium payments will be tax deductible. If you give an existing policy, you are generally able to deduct an amount approximately equal to the current cash value of the policy.
St. Mary’s School Lifetime Support
This program is for individuals who love St. Mary’s School and all it stands for. St. Mary’s School has made a lasting impact on thousands of students and is recognized by our church and the community as a center of academic excellence supported by love of God and service to others.
Click HERE to make a donation to the Lifetime Support fund.