The easiest and most common way to support Cathedral is by making a cash donation. There are a number of ways to make your gift:
Annual gift of cash (check or credit card)
Send your check payable to Cathedral High School through the mail to:
Cathedral High School-Advancement Office
312 7th Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Make your gift securely online here: Link to Online Giving
Call 320-257-2139 (Laurie Keene) and charge your credit card over the phone.
Monthly Recurring Gifts
Showing your support for Cathedral has become more convenient thanks to the “new” monthly recurring gift option. You can easily set up monthly payments with your credit/debit card. This is a great way to give steady support and being able to make smaller gifts monthly build in to a big impact over time. Every gift, no matter the size makes a big difference.
Simply select Recurring Gift when making your gift online: Link to Online Giving
Company Matching Gifts
A matching gift by your company or organization increases your generosity to Cathedral by adding the matching amount to your gift at no additional expense to you. It is easy to make a matching gift: simply contact your Human Resources Department and ask about your company’s matching employee donations policy. Follow the procedure they recommend.
Your gift to the Cathedral Fund or the Cathedral Educational Foundation can be made in honor or memory of someone. Often times, families of a deceased alumnus/ae, parent, friend, will request that gifts be made to Cathedral High School in lieu of flowers. This is a wonderful way to honor a classmate or friend and impact current students today. Simply follow the “Annual Gift of Cash” steps and indicate whom the gift is in memory of so that we can notify the family of your gift.
Gifts of Securities/Common Stock
You can benefit in two ways by making a gift of appreciated securities/common stock to Cathedral High School. First, you will be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the shares; and second, you will be able to avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due if you sold the shares.
When making a gift of securities, it is important that you arrange for a transfer of your securities to Cathedral High School and not sell them yourself.
Please contact: Laurie Keene, Associate Director of Advancement at 320-257-2139 or Email to help facilitate the transfer.
A Gift of Real Estate
Real estate held more than 12 months can be contributed to Cathedral High School, entitling the donor to an income tax deduction based on the current, appraised value. In addition, the donor also avoids a potential capital gains tax on the property.
All gifts of Real Property must be accompanied by (i) an independent qualified appraisal; (ii) evidence of marketable title; and (iii) a Phase 1 environmental assessment. It is advisable to consult with your attorney and accountants prior to making a gift of this type.
There are many methods that can be used to make a Planned Gift including wills, annuities and charitable remainder trusts. We highly recommend that you consult your estate planner or attorney for the method that allows you to maximize your benefits.
Cathedral High School can help with this process by providing advisors that are experts in this area. For more information, please contact Laurie Keene, Director of Advancement at 320-257-2139 or Email.