Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the gift of a Catholic education, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising the FCSE for its tireless efforts in supporting Catholic education in Grand Rapids, especially at West Catholic.
Sarah decided to make a gift to the FCSE in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the FCSE thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
Your Next Steps
- Contact Cynthia Kneibel at 616 233-5905 or email@example.com for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the FCSE.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to the FCSE through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: The Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education
Address: 360 Division S. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-2175690