Gifts you can make now
Thank you for considering a donation to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
We currently have the following giving options:
St. Francis Online / Electronic, Cash, and Check Giving Options
Give via text message by:
1 – Texting Give 25 or any other amount to:
2 – Follow the prompts
3 – Register your credit or debit card (first time only) and that is it!
Available on both iPhone and Android
Search in the Store for Givelify
Install the App and run through the one time setup.
And you are good to go!
Give through your Online Banking
If you pay your bills via electronic banking through your bank or credit union, you may wish to setup St. Francis as a “payee” (similar to paying a utility company, credit card company, etc.). Establishing St. Francis as a payee allows you to schedule a repeating gift on a regular basis of your choice (weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc.) and control it from your banking interface. Simply use your envelope number as the account number; and the parish address as the vendor address. Your account is then charged your contributed amount. Usually, there are no fees to either you or the church for this transaction.
Give via electronic donation using Our Sunday Visitor
to an online giving portal where you can create a username and password,
and schedule various donations; or make a onetime donation.
This portal allows you to have complete control over your donation(s)
from either your personal banking account or credit cards. The church pays the fees associated
with this giving option (approximately 3%).
Outright Gift of Cash or Check
A donation by cash and check is always greatly appreciated!
Giving to St. Francis in other ways…
Real Estate Gift
Is a transfer of the ownership of property by deed to St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Outright Gift of Appreciated Property
Is a gift of appreciated property, such as marketable securities or tangible personal property, to St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Gifts you make in partnership with us
Charitable Gift Annuity
Typically an agreement in which you transfer cash or other assets to St. Francis of Assisi Church in exchange for its promise to pay you an annuity for life.
Charitable Lead Trust
A type of trust that pays income to St. Francis of Assisi Church, typically for a set number of years. Then the trust remainder is payable to the grantor or his or her family.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
A type of trust that pays one or more beneficiaries a variable income for life, then the balance to St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
A type of trust that pays one or more beneficiaries a fixed amount, typically for life, then the balance to St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Retained Life Estate
A gift arrangement where a donor deeds his personal residence to St. Francis of Assisi Church and retains the right to live there for life.
Gifts you make after your lifetime
Life Insurance Gift
A gift of the ownership of a life insurance policy to St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Retirement Plan Gift
A gift of part or all of an IRA or retirement plan account upon death.
Bequest in Will or Living Trust
A bequest is a gift or legacy left in your will or living trust, typically personal property or assets. A living trust is a revocable trust established by a grantor during his or her lifetime in which the grantor transfers some or all of his or her property into the trust.
Hopefully this sheds light on the many giving options we have in regard to supporting St. Francis and our ministries now and even after our lifetime.
For more information, please contact your attorney, accountant, financial planner, as needed.
Please feel free to contact me also, at any time. Blessings and much peace, Deacon Chris
*The information in this article is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney and/or a certified public accountant.