Ways of Giving
- I Am Immaculate Fund
- Field Banner Sponsors
- Memorial Fund
- Senior Class Gift
- Matching Gifts
- Sustaining Gifts
- Making A Bequest
- Estate Planning
I am Immaculate Fund
Contributing to the I Am Immaculate Fund is the simplest way to make a philanthropic impact on the lives of Immaculate students. Funding from tuition income addresses only 85% of the real operating costs associated with educating a student today. Gifts to the I Am Immaculate Fund are put to use immediately and directed to the areas where they are most urgently needed.
Adopt A Mustang
The Adopt-A-Mustang Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any donations to the Adopt-A-Mustang Fund is tax deductible. This fund established to ensure that students of all economic and educational backgrounds have access to a high quality, faith-based college preparatory education. Since its doors opened in January 1963, Immaculate High School has helped open opportunities to generations of families in the great Danbury area through its budgeted scholarships, tuition assistance programs, and gifts from local businesses and individuals.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Field Banner Sponsors
Immaculate is looking for support from our families, alumni, and local business community. For a cost of $400.00 per year, we will proudly display a 2’x8’ navy blue banner with white letters along the fence at Mustang Valley with your company information. The banners will be displayed in the fall and spring season for 2018 - 2019. There is a renewal fee of $350 for the following year. Each Banner will be 2’x8’ with 3 lines for your business name, phone number, web site, etc (no logos). Any questions please contact Debbie Basile Advancement Director at 203-744-1510 ext. 159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial Funds are a meaningful and lasting way to honor a friend or loved one while helping other in the process. Click the buttons below to make a donation.
Rebecca Draper Townsend Memorial Fund
Benjamin Bisbano Memorial Fund
Kerri Ann Holbrook Memorial Fund
Derek Schmeucker Memorial Fund
Senior Class Gifts
Each year the Senior Class has the opportunity to leave their legacy by giving to the Senior Class Gift Campaign. Our goal is for 100% participation. You can make your donation in honor of faculty, staff member, or coach who has helped to make your IHS experience a great one!
Thank you to the Class of 2018 for leaving their legacy, as classes before you have done! The 2018 Senior Class Gift campaign is aimed at educating the importance of giving back, and give back they did! Nearly the entire class donated to the campaign, raising $3,500. These funds were put towards phase 2 of the Pave The Way Campaign.
Thank you to all of those who participated!
We rely heavily on repeat donors to help us keep tuition and fees reasonable and the door of opportunity open for every Immaculate High School student.
Want to help Immaculate High School receive additional support?
You can if you or your spouse's employer has a Matching Gift Program.
Many companies have recognized the value of educational excellence and have agreed to multiply donations made to t he school by their employees.
The donor receives credit for both the original gift and the mount of the employer match. Also, when you are speaking with your employer about the matching gifts program, ask them if a foundation exists in your company which would permit Immaculate to apply.
Send the appropriate form, available from your company's Human Resources Office, with your gift. You will be credited for your gift, plus the matched amount by you or your spouse's employer!
Your sustainable giving makes a powerful statement about your belief in Catholic school education and the future of Immaculate High School.
How do you establish a recurring gift within your budget?
Sign-up with your credit card or bank account. Make automatic recurring payments to the program area of your choice. Receive one calendar year-end total receipt for ease of record keeping. Say goodbye to phone and mail solicitations.
By establishing a recurring gift that works within your budget, you can maximize your philanthropic impact while providing the school with steady, reliable and much needed resources. Your options are nearly endless.
When you participate in the Sustaining Gift program, your gift will appear on your bank statement each month, but you will only hear from us in January. That means you will receive less mail (because we do not need to send you reminders) and more of your gift supports Immaculate High School.
You can set-up your gift to recur monthly (on or about the 25th of each month); quarterly (January, April, July and October) or annually at the time of enrollment, then at the same date thereafter.
Sample Monthly Donation Plan
$10 per moth = $120 per year
$20 per month = $300 per year
$40 per month = $480 per year
$80 per month = $960 per year
$200 per month = $2400 per year
Making A Bequest
By means of your Estate Plan, you can name Immaculate High School as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate , or of particular assets within your estate.
A bequest for Immaculate High School is the easiest way to benefit the school and its future. Adding the institution as a beneficiary of your will or retirement plan allows you to increase your financial support while retaining the use of the assets, as needed, during your lifetime.
Through your will, you can provide the school with a gift of almost any kind of asset including cash, securities, real estate, and personal property. Donors may also gift funds from an IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension or profit-sharing plan, or funds from a life insurance policy at death. In addition to the many assets that can be gifted to create a bequest, there are several ways to structure your bequest, including residual, specific or contingent—or a combination thereof.
Immaculate High School receives all or a percentage of the remainder of an estate after specific amounts bequeathed to other beneficiaries are distributed and estate-related expenses are paid.
Immaculate High School receives a specified dollar amount or specified assets, such as real estate, securities, life insurance policy, or tangible personal property.
Immaculate High School receives a gift based upon the occurrence of some event. If a primary beneficiary does not survive the donor, the school will receive the assets intended for the primary beneficiary.
For estate planning purposes, a bequest is deductible for federal estate tax purposes with no limit on the amount of charitable deduction an estate can take. Often, bequests are not subject to state inheritance or estate taxes.
Immaculate High School makes a special effort to recognize those forsighted individuals who have chosen to invest in the future of Immaculate by way of their Estate Planning
Why a planned gift?
A planned gift offers you the chance to support Immaculate High School now or after your lifetime and can help you align your philanthropic goals with your overall financial and estate plans.
Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to maintain your future security and that of your loved ones while making the greatest impact on our students.
The school accepts gifts of real estate including personal residences, second homes, farms, commercial or income property, and land that offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Gifts of real estate can provide an opportunity for charitable giving while reducing taxes and removing the liquidity hurdle.
Real estate, an illiquid asset, often represents a large portion of a donor's net worth and the taxes on the sale of real estate negate appreciation gains for property owners relying on real estate proceeds to provide income after retirement. Real estate owners face a capital gain tax that may be due upon the disposition of highly appreciated real estate assets, specifically investment real estate, which is not subject to the $500,000 exclusion from capital gain taxes.