Ways To Give

There are many ways to make a gift and you can decide what your gift will benefit.  Unrestricted gifts will be used where there is the greatest need, while restricted gifts may be contributed to a specific program or fund.

  • Outright Gift – A one time gift (cash, check or credit card) without conditions or terms of trust.
  • Pledge -A signed and dated commitment to make a gift over a specified period of time.
  • Stock Gift – A donation of stock.
  • Deferred Gift – A charitable gift arrangement where the Archdiocese’s use of the asset is delayed to some future time.
  • Endowments – Funds to be kept permanently and invested to provide income for ongoing support.
  • Bequest – A contribution made by an individual after their death through a provision in their will.
  • Legacy Giving – Also referred to as planned giving, a term used to describe a variety of charitable gifts that can be given during an individual’s lifetime and whose residual funds indefinitely support the Archdiocese or a specific program or fund.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity – Typically an agreement in which cash or other assets are transferred to a charitable organization in exchange for its promise to pay the donor an annuity for life.
  • Retirement Plan Assets – Naming the Archdiocese or a specific program or fund as beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a retirement plan.
  • Trusts – Money, securities or property that are held under a trust agreement to provide income for the beneficiary.
  • Corporate Matching – A donation from an employer matching the employee’s charitable contribution, thereby doubling the contribution of the employee’s gift.
  • In-Kind Gift – A contribution of equipment, supplies, labor or other property.
  • Work-place Giving – Private sector employees participating in the United Way of Central Maryland Giving Campaign.