Ways to Give

ST. FRANCIS  XAVIER ANNUAL FUND APPEAL

Building A Foundation of Character,

Compassion and Catholic Values.

Last year we initiated the Annual Appeal and raised more than $128,000 to benefit our school.   To ensure we reach this year’s $100,000 goal, an anonymous donor has issued a challenge grant and will match the first $50,000 we raise by December 31st.  You can choose to support facilities expansion/area of greatest need, technology or Guardian Angel tuition assistance.  Donors are able to contribute in honor of or in memory of someone, including a current student, and alumni may want to make a contribution in honor of their graduating class.  Remember 100% of your donation benefits our students!  For more information contact Esther Kiesel at 239-334-7707 or esther.kiesel@stfrancisfortmyers.org

IN-KIND GIFTS AND SERVICES

We are always looking for donations of goods or services. For example, if you are a roofer you may contribute time and material towards the repair, if you are a chef, you may prepare and underwrite a VIP reception for our annual musical or you may just decide to donate a gift certificate or basket to our golf tournament's silent auction. Whatever your profession or talent may be, there is always an opportunity to give. The opportunities are infinite!

PLANNED GIFTS There are different ways to support St. Francis Xavier School both today and in the years to come via Planned Giving. Depending on your age, a Planned Gift may also be able to provide you with significant income today in exchange for your future gift to the school.

STOCKS, SECURITIES, & GIFTS OF PROPERTY Donors can use their own broker/agent or the diocesan agent to transfer and sell stock, or donate property to benefit SFX School. If the stock has been held long-term (over one year), the donor does not have to pay capital gains tax and is allowed a tax deduction for the full value of the stock. However, the stock must first be transferred to the school before being liquidated. Families or individuals interested in making a gift of real estate or personal property. This can be in the form of a house or land. To initiate a gift of property, it is important to contact the Diocese of Venice to have the property appraised.

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS Each company handles its matching gift program differently. In most instances the donor initiates the matching gift from his or her company by requesting a form from the Human Resource Department. The donor then fills out the form and sends it with each installment payment of his or her pledge. You may be able to increase the value of your gift by participating in a matching gift program provided through your employer or board membership. Companies may match charitable contributions at 1:1, 2:1 and sometimes as high as a 3:1 ratio on outright or deferred gifts. Your employer's Human Resource Department can provide information and forms for you to take advantage of this unique leveraging opportunity. There is a simple rule for donors who are not sure whether their employer matches charitable gifts, "when in doubt....ask!