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You may give to Saint Mary’s High School in numerous ways, each of which provides the school financial support. A gift of any size shows your support and helps to increase our alumni participation rate, which is regarded as a sign of alumni satisfaction. You can direct your gift to the annual fund or any of our restricted priority areas (scholarship, tuition assistance, technology, athletics, student life). All gifts are tax deductible and will be acknowledged upon immediate receipt.
All donors are recognized in the Annual Report .
Gifts of Cash
Checks can be made payable to Saint Mary’s High School and sent to the mailing address listed below. Please indicate how you wish your gift to be directed. The deduction must be taken in the year in which your gift is made. Cash gifts can be made as a one-time contribution, or over several years as payments toward a pledge.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
A gift of appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, and none of the appreciation in the security is taxable to the donor. When you give securities, your federal income tax deduction is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income for the year in which you make the gift. You may, however, carry forward any excess amount as a charitable contribution for up to five years, subject to the 30% rule.
Stock Wiring Information
Many companies match their employees’ contributions to independent schools. You must initiate the process to double or triple your gift through your place of employment. You may need to contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for required tax ID information. Donors will receive credit for the full amount of the matched gift in our Annual Report on Annual Giving, but will only be acknowledged and receive tax credit for their donated amount.
A life income gift allows you and/or a beneficiary to retain income from the assets donated, take a federal income tax deduction for a portion of the gift value (depending on the terms of the gift) while also eliminating the capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities or real estate. For more information on planned gifts please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.