WAYS TO GIVE
Each Catholic school within the Diocese of Las Cruces relies on the private support from their alumni, parents and friends – people like you – who believe in the mission of Catholic Education. Each gift to any one of our Catholic Schools supplies critical resources that enable them to continue in the mission to educate children and spread the Good News of Christ.
Gifts to our Catholic Schools have an enormous impact on the school’s ability to enhance its standards of excellence in teaching, scholarships, student development and facilities. Your annual gifts fuel the success of our schools and touch every aspect of our students’ experience.
Unless specified, your gift may be used to:
- Provide tuition assistance and scholarships to deserving students, making Catholic Education possible for them.
- Enable the schools to recruit and retain the highest caliber of teachers who serve as role models for our students.
- Contribute to the technology, lab equipment and other learning tools used in the classroom.
- Instill in students a deep awareness of God’s presence in their lives through a dynamic Catholic education and service program.
- Offer students the opportunity to uncover hidden talents through arts and extracurricular offerings.
Alumni, parents and friends know firsthand the transforming role that Catholic Education can have on their lives. Consider sharing that gift with others. Those who financially support our schools uphold the spirit of philanthropy that has sustained our schools since their founding. Your generosity, leadership and faith in our mission helps all of our schools flourish each year.
We welcome and are grateful for your support!
Ways to Give
Please make payable to the school of your choice and mail to:
Diocese of Las Cruces
Office of Catholic Schools
1280 Med Park Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Please note that many companies sponsor MATCHING GIFT programs and will match the charitable donations made by their employees. In some cases, you can even double or triple the amount of your gift. When making your gift, find out if your company will match it and request a matching gift form. Send the form along with your check, we’ll fill in our section and follow up with your company.
There are various other ways to give to our Catholic Schools such as:
When you shop online at smile.amazon.com and select the school of your choice as your charitable organization, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the school you selected.
Please keep our Catholic Schools in mind when you’re looking to establish a memorial gift.
Gift of Securities
Our Catholic Schools welcome gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds as a great way to support our schools. Not only would your contribution entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction, you may also avoid capital gains taxes.
Other kinds of giving include trusts, life insurance, gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
Planned giving provides multiple opportunities for donors to support the Catholic School of their choice while also receiving tax and other financial benefits. There are many options that provide the donor with income payments and also a charitable deduction. All of these gifts help to ensure a secure future for our Catholic Schools.
Each of the following Life Income Gifts provides you with an income and excellent tax benefits. In addition, your gift will provide generous support to the school your gift will benefit.
A Charitable Remainder Trust
Provides income to you or to other named income beneficiaries for life, a set number of years or a combination of the two. The remaining amount is a gift to the Catholic School of your choice. Charitable remainder trusts can offer variable or fixed income and they can help you avoid capital gains taxes as well as reduce income and estate taxes.
A simple way to support our Catholic Schools and to help provide for their future. Bequests to our Catholic Schools may be unrestricted or designated for a particular purpose.
Retirement Plan Gifts
Another easy way to support Catholic Education and they are a great asset to give to a charity. Retirement plan assets are often taxed at extremely high rates, upwards of 50%. Therefore, it makes more sense to pass assets along to heirs that are taxed at lower rates and donate retirement plan assets to support Catholic Education. Simply name the Catholic School of your choice as the beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b) or IRA.
A Gift of Real Estate
A unique way to support the school while achieving a possible avoidance of capital gains tax and receiving a charitable income tax deduction. Also, the value of the real estate is taken out of your taxable estate. Real estate can be given to any one of our schools through different means including bequeathing the property, giving the property outright, transferring the property into a charitable remainder trust, or establishing a retained life estate. A retained life estate is established when you give your residence or vacation property to a Catholic School but reserve the use of the property for your life and/or the life of another beneficiary.
The Leo and Louis Clear Las Cruces Catholic School Endowment Fund
This endowmemt benefits the Las Cruces Catholic Schools with funds for scholarships to students in need.