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Ways to Give

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There are many ways you can give to St. Paul’s to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents. The way you give can also benefit your own financial and tax situation. St. Paul's encourages you to talk to your accountant or financial planner to determine the best giving option for you.

You can also learn more about the giving opportunities available by contacting Dawn Hartman, Director of Strategic Giving at 724-589-4611 or Teresa Findley, Director of Annual Giving at 724-589-4778.

Here are some of the most common ways to give:

Cash/Check/Credit Card

The simplest way to give is an outright gift by cash, check or credit card.

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 via credit card. Your regular support will be sent to St. Paul's automatically. Once you set it up, you don't have to think about it again! If needed, you can change your recurring gift at any time by calling the Charitable Giving Office.

Scroll the table to the right to see all information

If I Give: $10/month $20/month $25/month $50/month
My Annual Gift will be: $120 $240 $300 $600

Facebook Fundraiser

Celebrating a birthday or other special occasion and don't want/need gifts from your family and friends? Encourage them instead to donate to St. Paul's by setting up your own personal Facebook fundraiser. You'll be celebrating your special day by making a difference for a resident at St. Paul's! Learn how.


Give on the go by using your mobile device to text-to-donate. Simply text the word SPGIVE to 44-321. Follow the simple steps to complete your gift.

Appreciated Securities

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. Learn more.

Corporate Matching Gifts

You could potentially double your donation if your employer offers a matching gifts program. Many large employers, such as Verizon, General Electric, Home Depot, Starbucks and Google, will match charitable gifts made by their employees. Some companies will even match your volunteer hours with a cash grant for your favorite charity. Check with your HR department to find out if this option is available for you.

Donor Advised Fund

St. Paul's welcomes charitable gifts from donor advised funds. A donor advised fund can be established through a community foundation like the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, commercial companies like Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable, or other non-profit organizations.

You will receive an immediate income tax deduction for gifts to your donor advised fund, and avoid capital gains tax if funded with appreciated securities. Learn more.

IRA Charitable Rollover

At the age of 70 1/2, you can begin to make qualified charitable distributions from your IRA. This is a way to make a charitable gift directly from your IRA to St. Paul's without having to pay income tax for the withdrawal of the funds. You can make gifts up to $100,000 annually.

If you are 73 or older, you have to withdraw a required minimum distribution from your IRA each year. If you don't need the funds for personal use or don't want it to raise your taxable income, you could choose to gift your RMD to St. Paul's instead. Learn more.

Planned Gifts

Also known as a legacy gift, a planned gift is a charitable donation that you set up as part of your estate plan, which will benefit St. Paul's after your lifetime. This type of gift enables you to create a meaningful legacy that will continue to make a difference, supporting a mission that was important to you in your life. To find out more about planned giving, click here or contact Director of Strategic Giving Dawn Hartman at 724-589-4611.