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.
Thank you for considering a gift to the Collegeville Institute. Your support means the world to our participants and communities they serve. All gifts to the Collegeville Institute – regardless of size – are a statement of endorsement for our mission and financial health of the institution.
Each gift has a ripple effect, enhancing and enriching the experiences of our participants who go on to write books, lead faith communities, and equip the next generation to meaningfully engage religion and culture.
Ways to Give:
New Update: Giving Incentives Extended for 2021
Two charitable giving incentives of the CARES Act are extended for 2021. Here’s what it may mean for planning your giving to the Collegeville Institute
- Expansion of the universal charitable deduction for cash gifts. For taxpayers taking the standard deduction, the “above-the-line” deduction is $300 for single filers, and (increased to) $600 for married couples filing jointly.
- Extension of the cap on deductions for cash gifts. For those who itemize, the cap on annual gifts continues for 2021 at up to 100% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI).
Again, these tax incentives are available only for cash gifts to qualified charities. For more details on to fulfill your annual pledge or to make a legacy gift, contact Amy Fistler, 651 353-6941, email@example.com
Cash, Check, or Credit Card
Make an immediate impact with an online gift at our secure giving page, by phone at (320) 363-3366, or through the mail to Collegeville Institute, 2475 Ecumenical Drive PO Box 2000, Collegeville, MN 56321.
By setting up a recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual gift, you provide a reliable source of funding for the Collegeville Institute. Simply select the appropriate option in the drop-down menu on our online giving page. You can spread your gift out over 12 months.
With a Planned Gift, you can help to build Collegeville Institute’s future. Planned Gift arrangements enable you to blend your financial and estate planning goals with your charitable objectives. A planned gift of any size may have important financial benefits for you, your heirs, and the Collegeville Institute. Give to what has inspired you.
Stock or Security Gifts
Making a gift of stock also benefits the donor. By donating highly appreciated shares directly to the Collegeville Institute, the holder can avoid paying capital gains tax. Contact us for more details on how to give a stock transaction.
Donor Advised Funds
Quarterly, once, or twice a year, you can use a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) to make a gift. Direct a grant from your DAF to the Collegeville Institute by contacting your advisor. If needed, Federal Tax ID is 41-6057644.
To further discuss ways to give or for more information, please contact Amy Fistler, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-353-6941.
Your Gift Makes a Big Impact
The Collegeville Institute would not be what it is without you—the donors, program participants, board members, and so many more who share our belief that religious ideas can be a force for good in the world. Your investment in this place makes it possible for us to continue our work.
Thanks to your support in 2019-20, we concluded our first cohort of the Multi-Religious Fellows program, launched the Unlikely Conversations podcast, hosted over 100 participants in our writing workshops for people of faith, convened 82 congregational leaders in our vocation programs, and hosted 24 Resident Scholars from 9 countries this fiscal year. Even when the coronavirus pandemic hit Minnesota in March, we were able to move our new Emerging Writers Mentorship Program, elements of our Resident Scholar program, and several summer writing workshops online.
That’s the power of the Collegeville Institute which, for over 50 years, has continued investing in people of faith despite uncertain times. Thank you for helping us bring people together across religious divides—whether virtually or in person.
Read our 2019-20 Annual Report to see how the Collegeville Institute is using your financial contributions to impact the lives of scholars, writers, and faith leaders.
2019-20 Annual Report
I’m delighted to be serving the Collegeville Institute by building a strong foundation for philanthropy. This is an important organization that has deeply impacted the lives of some of my favorite writers and theologians. There are phenomenal people in the Collegeville Institute community, and I am glad to have a role in helping Collegeville Institute invest in the next generation of faith leaders.
— Amy Fistler, Director of Development