Ways to Give

When you make a gift to Saint John Vianney College Seminary, you can determine how the funds will be used, as well as how to give your gift.

 

Unrestricted gifts are among the most important to Saint John Vianney. Unrestricted gifts allow the seminary to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest. Your unrestricted contribution may be used to support costs associated with financial aid, spiritual formation or capital support, and much more.

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program. When you make a directed gift you know that you are supporting an important program that is personally meaningful to you.

Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts

When you make an outright gift to Saint John Vianney, your contribution can be put to work immediately — either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the seminary’s endowment. An outright gift may be any asset of value:

  • Cash gifts — the simplest and easiest gift you can make — can be made through cash, personal check, or credit card.
  • Gifts of appreciated securities and stocks also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Saint John Vianney before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a two-fold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale.

Planned Gifts

To make a deferred or planned gift, including bequests, life-income plans, and other options for your estate, please contact Development Director Phil Baumer.

Matching-Gift Programs

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to Saint John Vianney is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to Saint John Vianney. Simply submit a matching-gift form from your employer and send it to Saint John Vianney with your contribution.

For more information about supporting Saint John Vianney College Seminary, contact Development Director Phil Baumer today: 651-962-6843 or at baum3850@stthomas.edu