To help us continue our ministry to reach out to the marginalized, alienated, and the unempowered in Southern Minnesota, send your donation to:
Catholic Charities of the
Diocese of Winona, Inc.
P.O. Box 379
Winona, MN 55987
There are a number of reasons to make a contribution to Catholic Charities. And there are almost as many ways to give as there are reasons; whichever option you choose, based on your financial situation and goals, your gift is an expression of your beliefs and interests.
Some of the more common methods of contributing to Catholic Charities are listed below. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Winona, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax deductible in accord with the Internal Revenue Code. All of the forms of giving listed have potential current and/or future tax advantages, so we strongly recommend that you consult with your financial advisor before making a gift.
Ways To Give
Cash (including personal checks, money orders).
Pledges. You may wish to spread your gift over an extended period (up to 3 years). If so, we will send you periodic reminders.
Securities. Depending upon the nature of the security, you may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax and take a charitable deduction for the market value of the security, if you choose to donate marketable securities to Catholic Charities. Check with your financial or tax advisor before finalizing such a gift.
For any of the above, consult with your employer regarding the possibility of “matching” your donation. Many companies have such a program, which multiplies your gift and provides you with the opportunity to endorse the works of Catholic Charities.
Often, the most practical means of making a contribution is through a deferred, or “planned” gift. Such gifts can be an effective means of maximizing your support for Catholic Charities.
Bequests are a simple and effective way to remember Catholic Charities in your will. This is easily accomplished through a codicil (an amendment to an existing will naming an additional beneficiary).
Charitable Remainder Trusts pay you, the donor, an income for life or some other specified period. At the end of the trust term, use of the trust assets and income passes to Catholic Charities.
Life Insurance. By transferring ownership of a life insurance policy to Catholic Charities, the cash value of the policy, as well as subsequent premium payments, may be deductible charitable contributions. This is an effective gift if you purchased life insurance for protection of beneficiaries who no longer need such security.
All of the above are general descriptions of what can be complex transactions. For more information on how you can support the services of Catholic Charities, please contact Bob Tereba, Executive Director, toll-free at 866-541-1821, or send an E-mail to email@example.com.