Current Outright Gifts
Donations can be made using a credit card via our secure online donation system.
Checks may be made payable to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh. If the gift is designated for a particular program or location, please make a note in the “memo” space on your check. Please mail checks to the address below.
7200 Stonehenge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613-1620
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. If your company has a matching gift program, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to the Gabby Amos, 7200 Stonehenge Dr., Raleigh NC 27613. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Catholic Charities may be doubled or possibly tripled!
Other Ways to Support Catholic Charities
Vehicle Donation Program
Ahoy there! Calling all boats, RV’s, cars and trucks you no longer want. Please consider donating it for a charitable deduction. Proceeds from the auction sale of your vehicle will benefit Catholic Charities programs and services to those in need in eastern North Carolina. For information on how to donate a vehicle, please visit CARS Vehicle Donation or call toll free: 1 (877) 710-GIVE / 1 (877) 710-4483
For car donations in Wake County only, please visit: www.wheels4hope.org.
Enroll in Amazon Smile and Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Catholic Charities. You can support Catholic Charities as you shop! Click here to enroll in Amazon Smile today.
Do you shop online? If you do, try using GoodShop.com. When you shop using GoodShop, they will donate a percentage of your purchase to a charity of your choosing, all you need to do is select Catholic Charities.
If you have any questions about making a donation to Catholic Charities, please email Gabby Amos or call her at (919) 821 – 9750.
The stocks, bonds, and mutual funds form can be downloaded here (PDF). Please notify us of your plan to donate securities or closely held stock so that we can ensure smooth processing.
If you would like to donate personal property to the Diocese, please contact Liz McKee. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. A few examples of gifts of property include precious metals, jewelry and rare books.
All gifts of real estate require prior approval. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. We can walk you through the approval process. For additional information please contact Liz McKee.
Certain gifts of whole life insurance policies, after review may be considered.
Qualified Retirement Plan Assets
The Charitable IRA Rollover legislation that permitted individuals at least 70½ years old to make tax-free charitable distributions from IRAs expired on December 31, 2013. In the past, Congress has renewed the law, occasionally retroactively. We will update this page as soon as we learn of any legislative changes with respect to the opportunity for 2014 and beyond. Meanwhile, the impact of income and estate taxes on your IRA still makes it a favorable asset to contribute to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh through a beneficiary designation. Read more about giving through your retirement plan.
The use of wire transfers has fallen out of favor as the fees incurred by donors have become quite substantial. An electric transfer through the Automated Clearing House Network (or “ACH”) is often a more practical option. Please notify Terri Cirillo at 919-821-9772 if you would like to set up a one-time or regular electronic transfer. You can also do so online by clicking here. If you are trying to meet a deadline, you might also consider charging your gift to a credit card or mailing a payment through an express carrier. Note that IRS regulations stipulate that contributions sent by private carriers must be dated based on the Catholic Charities date of receipt, whereas gifts sent through the US Postal Service can be dated based on the postmark date.
Deferred or Planned Gifts
The financial assets, or planned gifts, that can be used to establish a gift for Catholic Charities include:
A bequest is a gift of any amount or form made to Catholic Charities in a donor’s will. For approved bequest language please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development.
Life Estates/Remainder Interest
Pending review and approval, a donor can give a remainder interest (life estate) in a personal residence, such as a home or condominium or a farm to Catholic Charities.
Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
A donor can name Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified plan. Designate a program or office to receive all or a portion of the balance of your plan through your plan administrator.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Gift Annuities is a lifetime contract between the donor and Catholic Charities. The Donor makes a gift to Catholic Charities and receives a fixed amount of income, and if desired, for another beneficiary’s lifetime. Upon the death of the last beneficiary Catholic Charities receives the remainder, which can be directed to a specific program or location.
Charitable lead trusts
The primary feature of a charitable lead trust is that it provides for the immediate support of Catholic Charities through income generated by the assets in trust for a set period of time, after which the assets pass to a non-charitable beneficiary, such as the donor, the donor’s children, or other persons the donor specifies.
Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
The primary feature of a charitable remainder Unitrust is that it provides for periodic payment of income for the donor or another person specified by the donor, of the life or specific term of years, after which the trust assets pass to Catholic Charities.
For additional information on any of the deferred or planned giving options please contact Liz McKee.