Selecting the best way and method of giving depends on your personal financial situation and goals. As tax laws are always changing, and each individual’s financial situation is different, donors are encouraged to consult with a financial adviser or tax attorney to determine their most beneficial way or method for supporting this capital campaign.
Pledges - Pledges are commitments made in good faith, but are not legally binding. They are a promise of support you are making to Saint Bernadette. We encourage this way of giving, over a three-year period, as the best way to make a sacrificial gift maximizing the total amount of your support. We send reminders for your commitment based on your timing preference of either monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Please also consider making an initial payment of ten percent of your gift when you make your pledge. This will allow Saint Bernadette to begin project work immediately.
One-Time Gifts - One-time gifts provide immediate funding to Saint Bernadette. However, unless your particular circumstances necessitate only a one-time gift, we encourage everyone to consider a pledge over a three-year period as the best way to make a sacrificial gift maximizing the total amount of your support.
Cash, Check or Credit Card - Payments made by cash or personal check are the most common and will have an immediate impact on the finances of Saint Bernadette. You may also make payments using your credit card, automatic withdrawals through online banking from your checking or savings account or electronic giving. To use electronic giving, you must have an account with Faith Direct and follow their normal instructions to activate your campaign pledge withdrawal.
If you do not have an account or need additional information, please contact Zory Conde at (703) 451-8576.
Other Methods – There are a variety of other methods to give to the Campaign that include:
- Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Accounts
- Real Estate
- Planned Gifts
- Life Insurance
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Family Foundations and Community Funds
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Please remember payments on pledges are deductible for income tax purposes as provided by law. Consult your financial adviser or tax attorney.