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Giving Opportunities

There are a number of ways you can contribute to and support St. Mary’s Foundation.
Every gift matters, and is greatly appreciated!

St. Mary’s Foundation Funding Priorities

Cash gifts

St. Mary’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations may be given to a specific area or service or as an unrestricted donation. Thank you for your support!


Or, to donate by check:

Please make your check payable to “St. Mary’s Foundation” and indicate on the memo line any special wishes. Please mail your check to:

St. Mary’s Foundation
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

Support and Attend Fundraising Events

Learn about upcoming fundraising events here.

Transfer IRA or other retirement plan

Often an IRA or other retirement plan carries significant taxes. (At least 30% income tax to the recipient in most cases) Your estate may also be taxed. A tax free gift to this campaign would bypass those taxes and transfer the entire gift to this fund.

Paid Up Life Insurance Policy

It is easy to change the beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy to benefit the campaign. The full face value of the policy is payable to the charity at your passing.

Gift of stocks or bonds

Some stocks or bonds have a low basis and are subject to capital gains taxes that seriously deplete the value of the stock. A tax-deductible gift eliminates these taxes and passes the entire value of the stock. We can handle the sale and give you the full value for recognition.

Gift of real estate

Real estate may be highly appreciated and have tax issues or may be a burden to manage. A gift of real property to this fund could provide a management solution and provide good tax deductions to your income or estate.

Name St. Mary’s Foundation in a charitable trust

It is easy to modify your beneficiaries of a trust or annuity to include a charitable gift to St. Mary’s Foundation.

Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity may be advantageous to your financial picture by providing a specific, set income for life as well as ongoing tax deductions. Rates of payment are set by national tables based on your age. The process is simple and easy to execute.

Bequest in my will

You may execute a simple bequest of an amount of money or a percentage of your estate through a codicil or paragraph added to your will. This is inexpensive and easy to do. The payment of the gift is effective only when your will is probated. Your estate will not be taxed for a charitable gift

Other options:

We are open to discussing other options you, your family, or your financial advisor may recommend.
NOTE: Please involve your family and financial advisors when you evaluate the best way for you to support St. Mary’s Foundation. Contact Ansley Martin, Foundation Director at 706.389.3926 or if you have questions.