HOW TO MAKE YOUR GIFT
The simplest way to donate to Re-Ignite the Flame, Re-Light the Way campaign is through the pledge card that is being sent to each family. Once completed, you can return your pledge card by putting it in the weekly collection, bringing it by the Parish Office or sending it to the Church in the mail.
Pledges via Cash or Check
Many families will choose to simply complete their pledge cards, selecting the amount of their pledge and down payment, which is optional, but encouraged. If you choose this method, make sure to select if you will make monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual payments. Please make checks payable to “St. Michael the Archangel Building Fund”
Pledges Credit Card or Direct Deposit
Some families may choose to give via their credit or debit cards or automatic bank transfer. To select this method, complete the pledge card indicating the amount of the pledge and the timeframe for payment and then fill out the backside with the preferred method of payment information. Alternatively, select On-Line Giving on the St. Michael the Archangel website and select “Capital Campaign” You will directed to a secure site where you can make a one-time or time-based donation There are other options available for those who wish to make a long-term contribution to Re-Ignite the Flame, Re-Light the Way Capital Campaign. To explore the options below, please contact the Parish Office.
Gifts of Stock
Donors can use their own broker/agent or the parish agent to transfer stock. If the stock has been held long-term (over one year), the donor does not have to pay capital gains tax on the stock and is allowed a tax deduction for the full value of the stock. Donors may also choose to donate stock to claim a loss, which may be beneficial for tax circumstances. Please contact the Parish Office before stock is liquidated.
Gifts from Retirement Accounts
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision of the 2015 PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act permits individuals age 70.5 or older to contribute up to $100,000 from a qualifying retirement account directly to a qualifying charity without recognizing the assets transferred to the charity as income. Your financial advisor may have additional information concerning gifts via retirement accounts.
Gifts of Property, Life Insurance, Annuities, Wills or Bequests
There are different ways to support St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church both today and, in the years, to come via planned giving. Families or individuals can make gifts of real estate, personal property, automobiles, life insurance, estate bequests, annuities or charitable remainder trusts. For substantial gifts of property other than marketable securities, the IRS requires an appraisal. If you have any questions about the campaign or making your pledge, please contact the Parish Office at 941-349-4174
Pledging in Honor of a Loved One
Memorials are special ways of honoring the people we love, whether they are living or deceased. The St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church campus grounds will be a living memorial to those who helped build them, leaving an eternal impression to those who will worship, serve and learn there in the future and serving as a lasting tribute to honor the sacrifices our parishioners generously made long after they have left this Earth. Please contact the parish office to discuss the availability of memorial opportunities.
FINAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE MAKING YOUR GIFT
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is our parish and only through sacrifice can we achieve our goals of improving our grounds and facilities to better serve our families and the surrounding community. All contributions—from the smallest to the largest—will help St. Michael’s with its plans and will be gratefully appreciated. How you participate in the campaign, including the amount of your commitment, is a personal decision that should be made in good conscience and in the true Christian spirit. In making your prayerful decision, there are three facets of Parish giving to keep in mind:
Your weekly contributions to the general collection support the day-to-day operating expenses of the parish, including faith formation, Catholic education, liturgy, maintaining our facilities and personnel.
Annual Catholic Faith Appeal
Each year, parishioners are asked to support the diocese through the Catholic Faith Appeal in order to supplement local and regional service to thousands of men, women and children who experience the grace, mercy and peace of Christ through the many ministries and outreach programs of the Diocese of Venice.
Re-Ignite the Flame, Re-Light the Way Capital Campaign
Your pledge payments to this campaign should be in addition to your regular offertory contributions and annual appeal contributions. Your campaign pledge is a restricted gift – to be used solely for the projects cited in this brochure.