Cash Donations to the school are welcomed at any time during the school year. Cash donations can be made by check (made out to Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School), Visa, or MasterCard. Donations can also be made using our secure, online system.
Securities Donations of stock can offer considerable tax advantages for many donors and are quite simple to execute. In most cases, the full market value of the securities can be deducted. For instructions on how to make a gift of stock, please use the Stock Transfer Form, or contact the Advancement Office at 510-995-9454.
Matching Gifts Many employers match their employee’s donations to charitable organizations. This is a wonderful way to leverage your gift to the school. If you are not sure if your employer offers matching gift opportunities, the SJND Advancement Office can find out and help you obtain the proper documentation.
Here is a sampling of companies that match gifts to our school: AT&T, Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield, Charles Schwab, Chase Bank, Chevron, Cisco Corporation, Citibank, Clorox, Dreyer's, Equifax, Federated Department Stores/Macy's, Gap, Glaxo Smith Kline, Google, Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM, Intel, James River, McDonald's, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nike, Novartis, Novellus, Pfizer, Pacific Gas & Electric, Piper Jaffray, Philip Morris Companies, Raytheon, Samsung, Southern Pacific Transportation, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Synopsys, Teledyne, UPS, Verizon, VISA, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Waste Management, Wells Fargo and 3Com.
Bequest Intention You can assure a legacy that lasts beyond your lifetime by making a provision in your will for Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. The Heritage Circle is a distinguished group of alumni, parents, and friends who, in planning for their own futures, have included SJND in their wills or trusts. If you have taken this step in your will, or if you would like information about making a gift that will help the future students of SJND, please call the Advancement Office at 510-995-9454.
Planned Giving Donors can help secure the long-term financial health of the school through gifts that come to the school in the future or over a period of time. Charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or pooled income funds are all examples of life income gifts, or “gifts that give back.” With these gift vehicles, the donor named as the income beneficiary receives income for life or specified terms of years in return for the gift to the school. For more information, please call the Advancement Office at 510-995-9454.
Gifts In-Kind An in-kind gift can be given to SJND for immediate benefit, which in turn is used throughout campus or for special events (auction/raffle). Gifts range from computers, file cabinets, weekend cabins, airline miles, and goods and/or services for use as auction/raffle prizes.
Memorial or Honorary Gifts A gift to the school in memory or honor of an individual helps perpetuate the values of a loved one’s life. Gifts may honor a person during his or her lifetime, or when that person has passed.
Tax Relief Alert!
If you are aged 70 ½ or older, you can now make a gift from your IRA (traditional or Roth) to SJND on a tax-free basis. Gifts of up to $100,000 will remain tax-free if transferred by your IRA administrator directly to the school.
The benefit? You're able to give a gift to SJND that counts toward your IRA-required minimum distribution. While you will not be able to deduct the gift from your income taxes, the charitable rollover will not generate taxable income to you because the amount of your gift will be excluded from your gross income. Even if you do not itemize on your tax return, you can still receive the benefit of excluding the gift from your taxable income.
If you decide to make a gift to SJND from your IRA, the first step will be to direct the trustee or administrator of your IRA plan to make a distribution to SJND. Click here for a form letter that can be used for that purpose.
Please also contact Rebecca Bischoff, Assistant Principal of Institutional Advancment at SJND, at 510- 995-9454 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and let her know that SJND will be receiving a gift.
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