As the warm and joyous feelings of the season surround us, and our calendars become filled with celebrations including friends and family, the holidays are upon us. This holiday season, give a gift to those who need it the most and include the Columban Fathers in your year-end giving. One of life’s greatest rewards is helping us spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. You have a special role in this effort, building a better place by helping others experience the transforming power of Christ’s love. And it is that same love that will be returned to you in abundance.
If you would like to know more about gift-giving options, please contact us to discuss a plan that meets your unique philanthropic and financial needs. Here are a few ways for making a year-end gift:
• Gift of cash
• Gift of stock
• Gift of real estate
If you are considering more long-term tax savings or if life income is important, you may want to consider becoming a member of the Columban Fathers Legacy Society with your gift of a Charitable Gift Annuity or Bequest.
Charitable Giving through Your Individual Retirement Account
The special tax-code provision that allows donors to make a tax-free gift from their IRA account to not-for-profit organizations will expire on December 31, 2011. This special tax break allows donors to make a direct distribution from their IRA account to a qualified charity tax free. Individuals taking advantage of this opportunity before the end of the year can avoid some taxes they would otherwise have to pay.
Here are three of the primary provisions:
• You must be 70½ years or older;
• Gifts must be made directly to the charity of your choosing;
• You can give a gift up to $100,000 (single) or $200,000 (married).
For More Information…
We would be pleased to provide you with additional information that will assist you with your charitable giving decisions. For more information contact:
Fr. Mike Dodd, Planned Giving Officer
P.O. Box 10
St. Columbans, NE 68056
Phone toll-free 1-877-299-1920
You will be made rich in every way so that
you can be generous on every occasion,
and through us your generosity will result
in thanksgiving to God. (2 Cor. 9:11)