Give and gifts will be given to you. -Luke 6:38
We are ready to help you find the gift that fits your situation. We’ll be glad to consult with you and/or your adviser and answer questions.
Whatever your objective – to create a secure income stream, increase your heirs’ inheritance or reduce taxes – the chart below shows a way to give that meets every goal.
Gift Guide Chart
|If I want to:||I should:||How to Give:||Benefits to me:|
|Give quickly and easily||Make an outright gift||Donate cash, securities or real property||Income tax deduction this year; avoids any capital gains tax|
|Make a revocable gift during your lifetime||Make a bequest in your will or revocable trust or make a designated gift||Name the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph or any parish, school or other ministry||Lifetime control of assets; possible estate tax savings|
|Make a gift to honor or memorialize someone||Send a check or make a credit card payment at this link.||Follow prompts for your gift amount, identity and credit card||Achieve a secure and prompt honorary or memorial gift|
|Supplement your income with fixed annual payments||Establish a charitable gift annuity||Enter a contract with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for any of its ministries, under which we'll pay you a fixed amount annually||Reduced income tax in the year of the gift, fixed guaranteed payments for life|
|Avoid double tax on retirement plan assets passed to heirs||Make a retirement plan gift||Name the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph or any of its ministries as a percentage beneficiary of the remainder of your retirement plan assets||Avoids heavy tax on gifts to heirs, allowing less costly gifts from other assets that are not taxed to heirs|
|Make a large gift at little to no cost to me||Make a life insurance gift||Give an existing policy or purchase a policy naming the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph or any of its ministries as owner & beneficiary||Income tax deduction in the year of the gift; possible future tax savings upon death|