WAYS TO GIVE
How You Can Help : Donate
The Foundation is successful because many people of vision and generosity give of their time, talent and treasure. To support the work of making a Catholic school education in the Archdiocese of Hartford accessible through scholarships there are many ways to give to FACS. An immediate gift helps us meet current and urgent needs (cash, appreciated stock, etc.).
Help us build a strong foundation for the future of Catholic schools. Planned gifts are an opportunity for you to guarantee that the type of education and the schools important to you will flourish. It may also offer an opportunity to reduce the tax burden on your heirs. The simplest type of planned gift is a bequest, a gift to The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools in ones will. Other examples of planned gifts include: trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, IRAs, and gifts of real estate. These gifts are best arranged with the help of your attorney, estate planner or financial advisor.
FACS offers the opportunity to create Charitable Gift Annuities an ideal way to make a gift to a charity that keeps on giving. These gifts offer an income stream to the donor, along with current tax savings. FACS may be named as the beneficiary of these gifts. For a period of years, the donor receives a portion of each payment tax-free. This increases after-tax dollars available for spending or investing. It is an excellent way to gain substantial tax benefits while supporting FACS or the school of your choice. For more information on how you can support the mission of FACS with an annuity or trust, please contact Cynthia Basil Howard at 860-761-7498.
If it is important to you that strong Catholic schools be available to your descendants or your community after your lifetime you may wish to endow your annual gift. There are many options available to do this. These gifts are best arranged with the help of your attorney, estate planner or financial adviser.
“We are committed to help as many students as we can.”
FACS heartily welcomes gifts of all amounts, however, to establish a named endowed scholarship fund the minimum contribution is $50,000.
The Foundation presents special events with opportunities for personal and corporate sponsorships. In addition we offer sponsorships in the FACS Partnership Program, introduced in 2016 and designed to offer our corporate sponsors the opportunity to join FACS as Partners more comprehensively. FACS Partners receive a variety of benefits including but not limited to event tickets and advertising. In 2017, we have enhanced the Partnership Program by adding another level of participation, membership in the FACS Leadership Council, offered for those who would like to partner with FACS as individuals. Click here for details about the FACS Partnership Program.
Gifts of Stock
FACS appreciates your consideration of gifts of stock. We will help to make this transition as simple as possible for our donors.
Securities Held by Your Broker or Financial Institution
Please notify your broker or your financial institution that you are making a gift of securities to FACS. Kindly ask them to telephone Cynthia Basil Howard at (860) 761-7498, for instructions. Please ask your broker or financial institution to contact this office prior to proceeding with your gift. Thank you.
Securities Held by Individual Donor
Please telephone Executive Director Cynthia Basil Howard for information to make a gift. Please speak with our office before initiating any completing any transfer information or forwarding the stock certificates.
Checks or inquiries may be mailed directly to:
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
The Foundation is successful because many people of vision and generosity give of their time, talent and treasure. To support the work of making a Catholic school education in the Archdiocese of Hartford accessible through scholarships there are many ways to give to FACS.
Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast
This annual event held this year on October 11, 2019 supports Catholic elementary students in the Greater New Haven area. All fourteen of the Catholic elementary schools in the Southern Vicariate will benefit from the net proceeds of the breakfast. We hope you can join us. Stay tuned for more information.
36 Years of Service
We are committed to help as many students as we can. We are also committed to building a strong endowment which will be a significant source of support to our non-profit Foundation and the schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford making FACS an excellent repository for those whose wish to give a lasting gift in support of Catholic education in the Archdiocese.