'For Greater Glory'
The Campaign for Jesuit
Ways to Give
Please remember that pledge payments are tax deductible, as provided by law. Because laws are always changing and each family is unique, Jesuit High School encourages you to consult with your family and financial advisor to determine which method of giving is most beneficial to you. In addition to outright gifts (cash, check, or credit) there is great flexibility in how you can give. Pledge payments can be made on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. While the need for funds is urgent to ensure this effort is successful, Jesuit gratefully accepts gifts in various forms, including the following:
Pledges – Pledges are commitments made in good faith. You may want to consider stretching your pledge over a 3-to-5 year period to maximize the total amount of your support.
Life Insurance – You may donate to the campaign by making Jesuit High School the owner and beneficiary of your insurance policy.
Bequests – Bequests may be made through your will and may include a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
Securities – A gift of appreciated stock is a most advantageous form of giving. For example, if you donate stock purchased for $2,000 that you have owned 12 months or more, and the stock is now worth $10,000, your tax deduction will be for the full $10,000 and a tax savings of $3,100 (31% marginal bracket. In rate = $1,600) on the appreciation of the stock. Your total savings in this example is $4,700.
Real Estate – Gifts of appreciated real estate are similar to gifts of stock. If you have owned the property for 12 months or more, you avoid capital gains taxes and may deduct the fair market value of the property. All real estate gifts are subject to the approval of Jesuit’s Real Estate Committee.
Charitable Lead Trusts – Charitable Lead Trusts are funded with an asset, such as appreciated property or securities, and the earnings are contributed to Jesuit High School for the life of the trust. When the trust reaches its termination date, the principal goes to your beneficiaries.
Charitable Remainder Trusts – Similar to Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts are funded with an asset and the earnings are paid as income to you and your beneficiaries. Upon the death of the last beneficiary, the principal goes to Jesuit High School.
Payments on pledges are deductible for income tax purposes as provided by law. Please contact Jesuit's Director of Development, Nick Suszynski ’98, at (813) 877-5344 ext. 704 with any questions.