Provide an Outright Gift
Gifts of cash. Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, it’s no fuss, no bother.
Cash or Check: Please make checks payable to Daughters of St. Paul.
Securities. Donors may receive a charitable tax deduction when they contribute securities, particularly securities that have appreciated in value. The gift is the fair market value of the stock.
Real Estate. The benefits of real estate gifts are similar to those provided by securities. The gift is determined by the appraised value of the real estate.
Plan Your Gift
Gift planning through vehicles such as wills, trusts and insurance policies gives you an opportunity to provide future support for the Daughters of St. Paul as well as provide yourself with opportunities for short and long term tax benefits. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor, accountant or attorney about structuring your charitable giving in a way that best meets your philanthropic and financial goals.
Gifts of Securities. Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held or a minimum of a year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help us while realizing many important benefits yourself.
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets. If you’re like many people, your financial future will likely revolve around your retirement plan assets. To maximize the value of a retirement account, consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax value to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.
Gifts of Saving Bonds. Saving bonds—likely America’s most widely held appreciated asset—represent major assets that may have stopped growing and are not collecting dust, just waiting to be put to use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to allow it to evangelize society through the media.
Gifts of Closely Held Stock. A donation of your closely held stock can be a reliable way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits. A donor can reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes through a gift of appreciated securities. Please complete and mail or fax 617.524.8648 a “Letter of Intent” which includes your name, address, and phone number to make us aware of your intentions. We will then provide you with the necessary tax documentation and information you will need to provide to your broker in order to transfer the securities.. If you have any questions, please call Sister Catherine Bernadette at 617.676.4486.
Include Us in Your Will
By making a bequest in your will, you may assign any amount to the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul free of estate tax. You can designate a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, with or without restrictions. We recommend that you obtain counsel of professional advisors and an attorney who specializes in estate planning.
Memorials and Honorariums
Gifts (of money or in kind) to the Daughters of St. Paul may be made in memory of or in honor of someone.
When making a gift of this type, please include the following information:
Name of the deceased or the person you are honoring.
Name of the person to whom notice of this gift should be sent with their address, city, state, and zip.
An acknowledgement will be sent to the surviving family or the person being honored, mentioning the name and address of the donor, but not the amount of the gift.
Telephone: To make a gift by telephone, please call Sr. Catherine Bernadette: 617.676.4415.
Mail: To mail your gift, please include your name, address and telephone number along with credit card payment, cash, check or money order.
Gifts may be mailed to:
Daughters of St. Paul
50 St. Paul’s Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
Please specify the Mission Project to which you are contributing
or indicate that the donation can be used where it is most needed.