Ways to Give

You can support the mission and apostolates of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in a variety of ways.

One way you can support our community is to prayerfully consider making a gift pursuant to our Annual Appeal. To learn more, click here.

Regardless of your form of support, please know of our tremendous gratitude for your generosity. Also know that we pray in a special way each Friday for our many supporters!

 

Cash Gifts

Our Dominican family is rich in saints and blesseds who have left us heroic examples of fidelity to Christ and His Church.

A cash gift may take the form of a one-time donation, or you may elect to spread your gift out over an extended period of time (see “Give Regularly” below). If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be able to deduct the amount of a cash donation from your adjustable gross income. Please consult your tax advisor for deduction requirements and limitations relating to your specific situation.

Making your gift over an extended payment period may enable you to make a more substantial contribution and tailor your specific giving plan to your needs. Generally, gifts may be spread out up to a five-year payment period. Cash payments pursuant to such pledges may be deductible from your adjustable gross income in the year in which they are made.

Please consult your tax advisor for deduction requirements and limitations relating to your specific situation.

Give Online

Gifts or pledges may be received online by credit card.

Give TodayGive Regularly

MAIL-IN DONATION
(Checks/Credit Card)

Dominican Sisters of Mary,
Mother of the Eucharist
4597 Warren Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

GIVE via WIRE TRANSFER

Please call (734) 930-4222 for information on how to make a wire transfer donation.

Securities

Have you considered the benefits of donating securities? The Stock Market has been buoyant, but as we know, it is unpredictable.  If your securities have appreciated, perhaps now is a good time to consider donating stock to the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.

While we recommend you consult your financial advisor before making any such gift, some of the benefits of donating appreciated stock to our community can include:

  • Taking a charitable deduction equal to the market value of the donated shares for those itemizing deductions.
  • Locking in investment gains prior to any potential stock market down-turn without having to pay capital gains tax.
  • Using the donation to establish a Charitable Gift Annuity to generate income to you for the rest of your life.
  • The ease in making such a stock transfer.
  • The satisfaction of supporting our many Sisters preaching and teaching the Truth to all whom they encounter.

For transfer instructions, please contact Bob Marcarelli at our Mission Advancement Office at (734) 930-4222 or email [email protected]

Planned Gifts

There are a number of ways to make a planned – or “legacy” – gift to our community, including donating through your Will, Estate Plan or Life Insurance Policy; donating Real Estate of Closely-Held Stock or through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) or other types of Annuity Contract. Please consult your financial advisor when considering any form of planned gift.

Do you desire to help the Sisters more, but can’t right now?
Perhaps your disposal income is limited, and the uncertainties of life make it challenging for you to give as much as your heart may desire. Have you considered remembering the Sisters in your estate plans? A will or living trust bequest is the most common way to do so. In addition, you might consider a donation of stock or real estate, or proceeds from a life insurance policy or retirement account. When you remember the Sisters through a legacy or planned gift, your donation provides for the future needs of the community.

Want to avoid paying taxes? Are you facing a required IRA distribution?
Retirees age 70½ and older can donate up to $100,000 tax-free from required IRA distributions annually when transferred directly from their IRA account to a specified charity. If donated, such distributions may be excluded as ordinary income from federal income tax. This may be especially attractive for retirees not needing IRA-distributed income for current living expenses. Be sure to consult with your tax adviser before making such financial decisions.

Are you aware that by giving a gift you can also receive an income for life?
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a wonderful way to help the Sisters while receiving a tax deduction and a lifetime stream of income. We would be happy to provide you with a free proposal detailing your projected income and potential tax deduction.

Are you thinking “Planned Giving is too complicated”?
Charitable Remainder Trusts, Unitrusts, Lead Trusts, Life Estates and on and on . . . The many ways to provide a planned gift may seem overwhelming, and yet there may be a plan that is just right for you. Let us help. It doesn’t have to be complicated. If you are willing to share some information with us, we would be happy to offer planned giving solutions for you and your financial advisor to review.

If you would like more information, please call our Mission Advancement Office at (734) 930-4222.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses will match the charitable contributions made by their employees to a non-profit organization. Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. If they do, request a matching gift form from them, and send it completed and signed with your gift to the “Donate by Mail” address above.

Prayer

We are deeply grateful to all those who support our mission and specifically our fundraising efforts with the spiritual gift of their prayers. Thank you for your interest in our mission and your desire to assist us. May God reward your generosity!

All information related to our donors is kept strictly confidential. It is our policy not to disclose or sell such information to third parties pursuant to a direct mail or other mail solicitation program.

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