In its emphasis on the unity of God’s diverse people, the importance of interdisciplinary and collaborative work, and the inseparable relation between thought and action, the Collegeville Institute remains an energetic and growing institution of research and leadership formation that occupies a unique position in religious America.
Please contribute to the Collegeville Institute’s ongoing work as you are able. Our deepest thanks for your continued support.
Ways to Give:
Make an immediate impact by giving online today!
Personalized Ways of Giving
Automated Giving plans provide a convenient method for spreading payment of your annual gift over an entire year through monthly or quarterly payments from your credit card.
Make a gift of assets like common stock or mutual fund shares. By giving highly appreciated shares directly to the Collegeville Institute, you avoid long-term capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction on your income-tax.
Planned Gifts include charitable gift annuities or trusts, including the Collegeville Institute in your will, designating the Collegeville Institute as a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy, or gifting property. Building a legacy – through an IRA distribution and/or a planned gift you will help ensure that the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research will be available for generations to come.
What is a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA?
Generally, a qualified charitable distribution is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity such as the Collegeville Institute. Work with your attorney or financial advisor to determine if this makes sense for you.
Why Make A Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA?
Your qualified charitable distribution can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.
What Is A Planned Gift?
A planned gift is a future gift made from a source other than current income, typically as part of a comprehensive estate plan. The source of a planned gift could be any asset – a retirement plan, an insurance policy, real estate, cash and securities, and a house or its contents.
Why Make A Planned Gift?
The usual priority in estate planning is creating financial security for family members. Once that security is assured, many people consider making a financial provision to the organizations and institutions that have enriched their lives and the lives of others. The Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research is one of those institutions where your legacy gift can support the programs you value most.
How To Plan Your Legacy
Work with your attorney or financial advisor to write a plan that meets your specific goals. Specific assets may be designated to the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in your will or revocable trust. Money in a retirement fund or insurance policy is distributed through a beneficiary designation. Income-generating gifts are created through a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. You may designate the Collegeville Institute to receive a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. You may designate the Collegeville Institute to receive the remainder of your estate after all other claims and gifts are settled.
Mailing address: Collegeville Institute PO Box 2000 Collegeville, MN 56321 Or call us 651-353-6941
Giving and the CARES Act
If you are considering a gift to the Collegeville Institute before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, please note that the recent CARES Act includes several provisions to encourage charitable gifts to your advantage, whether or not you itemize deductions. Your gifts may be made by mail or online.
1. Above the line deductions of $300 per individual or $600 per couple (non-itemizer)
2. Provides deduction up to 100% of adjusted gross income (previously 60%) (itemized)
3. These provisions are applicable for cash gifts only
There are a variety of ways to give to the Collegeville Institute. For more information please contact Amy Fistler at 320-363-3360 (office) 651-353-6941 (cell) or