Giving

St. Gregory relies on the generous support of donors as partners in educating children.

Your generous contributions provide the essential funds needed for tuition assistance, faculty salaries, long-term facilities maintenance, and operating expenses not covered by tuition.

Careful planning can make charitable giving a personally satisfying and financially sound decision. As you consider your gift, you may wish to explore the links below to learn more about the types of gifts included in the range of options available to donors.

There are many ways to make gifts to St. Gregory Cathedral School. St. Gregory is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization. All contributions to St. Gregory are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Gifts of Time and Talent
Gifts of time and talent are vital to the success of St. Gregory school and our students. Contact us to learn more about the many ways you can volunteer.
Gifts of Cash
The most convenient form of giving, cash gifts may be made in the form of currency, checks, or by credit card. Gifts of cash, as allowed by law, are deductible for donors who itemize deductions.
Matching Gifts
Many employers generously match an employee’s gift to non-profit institutions, providing another avenue for additional contributions to St. Gregory. If your employer will match a gift, the company’s matching gift form should be submitted with your own cash or pledge gift.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Gifts may be given in memory of a deceased relative or friend or in honor of an individual, teacher or student. An acknowledgement is sent to the recipient’s family.
Pledges
St. Gregory’s pledge program offers an opportunity for payments over two to three years, depending on the project and size of gift. Pledge giving is both flexible and tax-wise, allowing you to schedule charitable deductions in years that provide the most significant tax savings. Your pledge is recorded by completing a pledge card or letter of intent. Invoice arrangements are available.
Securities
Direct gifts of securities, especially appreciated stocks, can offer substantial tax savings. By giving appreciated stock, you may give a larger gift at less cost. For securities that have decreased in value, donors benefit from selling the stock and taking a loss for tax purposes, then contributing the cash to St. Gregory.
Real Estate
St. Gregory may accept gifts of houses, residential or commercial property, office buildings and undeveloped land. Mineral interest and oil and gas royalty assignments are also welcome.
Bequests
When planning your estate, you can consider an outright bequest to St. Gregory. Also, certain bequests in trust are not subject to estate taxation. Because of special statutory tax benefits that are granted for charitable contributions, your exclusion is the face value of the gift rather than the actual cost, which may be considerably less.
In-Kind Contributions
In-kind gifts afford you the opportunity to donate valuable items, property, or professional services to St. Gregory. Examples include auction items for special events, office furniture, products and services for new construction and building renovations, etc.

To learn more about ways to give to St. Gregory Cathedral School, or for additional information, please contact:

Kathy Shieldes Harry
500 S College Ave.
Tyler TX 75702
(903) 595-4109
ksharry@stgregory.info

Note: The information included in this section is not intended as specific legal advice. Consult your tax advisor when considering any accounting or legal matters. State laws that govern wills and contracts vary and are subject to change.