Every gift to St. John Bosco High School makes a difference - whether the gift is large or small, it signifies your confidence in us as a high school worthy of your support.
Please join our valued community of donors by supporting St. John Bosco High School today. Every gift—no matter the amount and whether outright, via appreciated stock, or bequest—makes an immediate impact on his future.
St. John Bosco High School is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization under the umbrella of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.
We know that making a difference is important to you. Charitable giving is an important part of your life and your core values. Like many people, you’d like to know that the causes and organizations you care about today will continue to thrive in the future. Leaving a legacy - through a planned gift - will help ensure that a St. John Bosco education is available to young men from all walks of life for generations to come.
What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving refers to the thoughtful and deliberate process through which a donor makes a charitable gift to St. John Bosco High School from their estate assets. Such gifts are usually deferred and often irrevocable and include bequests, trusts, and contracts between the donor and St. John Bosco in consultation with a professional advisor.
Planned giving is a win-win approach to philanthropic donations that support St. John Bosco High School and can benefit you and your family now or in the future. Simply put, “planned giving” is the transfer of assets to a designated nonprofit organization during a lifetime or as part of an estate plan. This forward-thinking approach to giving is “planned” because often these assets are not liquid, have tax consequences and are generally transferred via a will or other written means.
It’s easy. Planned giving is easy to do and you don’t have to be wealthy to do it. Whether it is naming St. John Bosco, your church, or your favorite charity in your will or trust for a modest amount, or a gift of house and property, there is an easy option that is right for you. Our colleagues at the California Community Foundation, and our friends in the financial industry, have all the latest information.
It can involve assets you might never think of. A life insurance policy. Real estate. Stocks. Business holdings. A checking or savings account. These are all assets that can be leveraged in planned gifts.
It can generate an income stream. In return for the donation of real estate, stocks or other assets, donors can receive a series of regular payments, or realize other benefits. For example, you or your children can live in a house for their entire lives and the property transfers at the time of your passing.
It can provide generous tax benefits. Depending upon the type of gift, short-term and/or long-term tax benefits may apply. Donors at a variety of income levels can benefit. Be sure to consult with your financial or estate planner for more specifics.
It can work in tandem with other family priorities. Planned giving is not an “ all or nothing” option. Gifts can exist side-by-side with other beneficiaries and personal priorities.
It is long remembered. Designating a planned gift automatically makes you a member of the St. John Bosco High School Legacy Society. Legacy Society members receive immediate recognition in publications and receive invitations to special events. In addition to the satisfaction of making a meaningful gift, most planned gifts have immediate and/or long-term tax benefits.
Consult with your financial adviser or estate planner today!
Pledges—multi-year commitments essential to Annual Fund, Endowment, and Capital Needs—are fully tax-deductible (for those who itemize) and offer the most convenient form of giving, and enable donors to maximize their support over time. When you become a part of the St. John Bosco Community, you are asked to make a multi-year, tax-deductible pledge in support of the school.
Arrangements can be made to automatically debit your checking or savings account on a monthly or annual basis, at no additional cost to the donor. Use our online gift form to set up recurring gifts.
With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple the impact of your gift and receive credit for the whole amount. Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program by asking your HR department.
If you hold securities that would result in a long-term capital gain if sold, you can make an outright gift to Carondelet and realize substantial savings on capital gains tax on the appreciation.
When you transfer stock to St. John Bosco High School, you are helping provide both merit and need-based aid for students, Academics, Athletics and services to care for our Braves. Contact your broker and let him know you'd like to transfer stock over to St. John Bosco High School. Our advisor Steve Masoner at Edward Jones will be happy to assist them with the process.
Advisor – Steve Masoner
Acct # 805-10658-1-4
Qualified Charitable Distribution
A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 total to one or more charities directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions. As a result, donors may avoid being pushed into higher income tax brackets and prevent phaseouts of other tax deductions, though there are some other limitations.
St. John Bosco High School places the highest priority on protecting the privacy of our donors, and holds all donor information in strict confidence unless otherwise expressly required by applicable law. St. John Bosco High School does not and will not sell or trade a donor's personal information to any other entity.
Donor information is used to complete transactions, generate gift receipts, and communicate with the donor about the school and its programs and priorities. Donor records are also used for internal analysis and record keeping. Credit card numbers are used for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any reason.
Donor contributions may be publicized in donor recognition materials produced by the St. John Bosco, including print, spoken, and/or digital media. If donors do not wish their names to appear in these materials, they may notify the Office of Advancement.