How to Give
Today, there are many ways to support Sacred Heart Parish. Each method of support is designed to make your sacrificial gift to our parish as easy as possible. Please contact the Parish Support/Development Office at 410-833-4933 with any questions.
Ways of Sharing / Supporting the Parish:
Outright Gift: A one-time gift of cash, check or credit card.
Pledges: A signed and dated commitment to make a gift over a specified period of time. Payment of a pledge over several months, a year, or even several years is beneficial to both the parish and the donor. The parish receives steady support, and the donor can take up to a full year to complete a pledge. Pledges can be fulfilled through electronic giving (see below), or credit card through on-line giving.
Online Giving: that is made using a credit or debit card.
Bequests: A contribution made by an individual through a provision in their will that is effective after their death. Including Sacred Heart Parish in your Will lowers the taxable amount of your estate, and at the same time provides support to Sacred Heart.
What is the simplest way to write a bequest?
Should you decided to include Sacred Heart Parish in your Will, please use the following codicil and forward to your attorney:
“I bequeath the sum of $ ______ or ____ percentage of the residual of my estate to Sacred Heart, Glyndon, Roman Catholic Congregation, Inc., located at 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, MD 21071 for the benefit of (Sacred Heart Church or Sacred Heart School)."
Electronic (EFT) Giving: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).Payments sent electronically to the parish at a regular interval that you establish. One simple and easy to use form can begin or change your electronic contribution amount. The parish receives steady support and you don’t have to worry about writing checks.
Gifts of Stock:
Gifts of appreciated stock are of great benefit to both parish and donor. The donor receives a charitable gift tax reduction for the fair market value of the security and avoids any capital gains tax on the appreciation. Transfer of the securities can be initiated by your broker and accomplished electronically.
Matching Gifts: Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees. The best way to find out if your company does match giving is to contact your Human Resources Office and inquire if they participate. If so, request a Matching Gifts form, complete it and forward to Sacred Heart Parish Development Office.
Legacy Giving: Sacred Heart Parish Legacy League benefits the future of Sacred Heart Parish. Also referred to as planned giving, a term used to describe a variety of charitable gifts that can be given during an individual's lifetime and whose residual funds indefinitely support our parish or a specific program or fund.
Life Insurance: There are many possibilities of how to donate a life insurance policy. You may donate an up-to-date policy, purchase a new policy in the Parish’s name and make the premium payments, or name Sacred Heart as a beneficiary of a current policy.
Parish Endowment: The Sacred Heart Parish Endowment Funds are kept permanently and invested to provide for ongoing support to ensure the future ministries of the Parish.
Deferred Gift: A charitable gift arrangement where the use of the asset is delayed until a future time.
Memorial Gifts: Support given to Sacred Heart Parish in memory of a beloved family member or friend as a special way to remember an important person whom you were blessed to know and love.
Charitable Gift Annuity: Typically an agreement in which cash or other assets are transferred to a charitable organization in exchange for its promise to pay the donor an annuity for life.Charitable Gift Annuities offer the donor the opportunity to simultaneously increase their income, receive a charitable deduction, and make a gift to the parish. The income to the donor is guaranteed for one or two lifetimes (if there is a spouse). This income may be deferred should the donor wish, or reversed immediately.
Real Estate: You may make a gift of property that will sell easily. You can avoid capital gains taxes on property you have owned for more than one year and receive a considerable reduction in estate taxes.
Retirement Plan Assets: Naming the Parish or a specific program or fund as beneficiary of a retirement plan.
Trusts: Money, securities or property that are held under a trust agreement to provide income for the beneficiary.
In-Kind Gift: A contribution of equipment, supplies, labor or other property in lieu of a monetary gift.