Ways to Give

There are many ways you can give to St. Paul’s to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents. In addition, the way you give can also benefit your own financial and tax situation. To find out what giving option is right for you, please talk to your financial planner. 

You can also learn more about the giving opportunities available by contacting Dawn Hartman, Director of Planned & Major Giving at 724-588-7610 ext. 1214.

Here are some of the most common ways to give:

Check/Credit Card

The simplest way to give is an outright gift by check or credit card. Simply click on the link below to get started.


Gifts of stock or appreciated securities can be transferred to St. Paul’s. There can be several benefits to you for doing this, including an immediate charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax.

Recurring Gift

If it’s in your heart to give to St. Paul’s on a regular basis or you’d like to spread out a large donation over time, you can set up a recurring gift by authorizing a specified amount of money to be electronically transferred, either from your checking account or by a credit card, on a monthly basis. You can cancel your authorization at anytime by notifying us in writing


A charitable bequest in a will or living trust is the most common type of planned gift arrangement. You can elect to leave St. Paul’s a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the total value of your estate.  Charitable bequests cost you nothing during your lifetime, can be changed at any time and can minimize potential estate costs and taxes. If you do include St. Paul’s in your estate plans, please let us know so we may thank you for your gift and add you to our Legacy Society.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you have a traditional IRA, at the age of 70 1/2 you will have to begin withdrawing a minimum required distribution each year, which is taxable income. If you don't need that money for your personal use, another great option is gifting it directly to St. Paul's from your IRA tax-free. More info. 

Retirement Plan 

Another tax efficient way you can make a donation is to name St. Paul’s a beneficiary of all or a portion of a retirement account, such as Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), 401(k)s, 403(b)s and Keoghs.

Life Insurance

You can name St. Paul’s as a beneficiary or owner of your life insurance policy. This entitles you to an income tax deduction.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is an irrevocable agreement with St. Paul’s that pays you and/or a spouse a fixed income for life, part of which may be tax-free. A CGA can be established with a gift of $5,000 or more. In exchange, you will receive fixed, annual payments from the annuity for life. The amount that remains after your passing will go to St. Paul’s. You can also choose one other charity to benefit if you desire. When setting up a charitable gift annuity, you are entitled to a charitable contribution tax deduction that year. More info.