Ways of Giving
- Immaculate Fund
- Field Banner Sponsors
- Memorial Fund
- Senior Class Gift
- Matching Gifts
- Making A Bequest
- Estate Planning
- Chapel Renovation
- Gift of Securities
- Donor Advised Funds
Contributing to the 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 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. All donations to the Adopt-A-Mustang Fund are 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, December 3, 2019, 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
I am more than a graduate. I am leaving my legacy with a donation to the 2019 Senior Class Gift. My support will help to fund a new stone front entrance sign at the top of Immaculate’s driveway. Our goal is 100% participation at any level! Please make your donation by May 8! The final results will be announced at the Alumni Induction Ceremony on May 31.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your employer.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Immaculate High School may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Thanks as always for your support of Immaculate.
For more information about Immaculate’s Matching Gift program, contact Brendan Allen, Assistant Business Manager at email@example.com or 203-744-1510 ext. 156.
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.
Immaculate High School invites your support in helping to renovate our Chapel. The Chapel will be dedicated on May 19, 2019 in memory of Monsignor John B. Hossan, Immaculate's first principal. You may purchase a gold, personally inscribed leaf ($250) or stone ($1,000) for our chapel tree, or make a gift of any amount in support of the renovation. Thank you for helping us to update and beautify this sacred space in our school.
Gift of Securities
Immaculate High School welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds as a great way to support the school. Not only will your contribution entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction, you may also avoid capital gains taxes. For more information, contact Azian Kearney, IHS Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-744-1510 ext. 135.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individuals, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some cases, certain illiquid assets, to a qualified 501(c) 3 charity.
To use your donor advised fund to make a gift to Immaculate High School you should communicate with your fund administrator to generate the gift and to understand any quarterly or end of year distribution restrictions/deadlines they may have.