Ways to Support the Seminary
Every Catholic shares in the responsibility of forming tomorrow's priest. You play a vital role in supporting our future clergy. There are several opportunities available to you to help St. John Vianney College Seminary while gaining tax and income benefits for yourself. Consider the following options for making a gift:
Gifts of Cash or Checks
If you would like to make a gift of cash, please make your check payable to “St. John Vianney College Seminary.”, and mail it, indicating your gift’s purpose in the memo line, to:
St. John Vianney College Seminary
2900 S.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
Credit Card Gifts
You can use Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards to make a gift. The process if fast, safe, and secure.
If you would like to increase the impact of your gift but aren’t able to make a larger one-time gift, consider making your gift in smaller installments. A monthly or quarterly gift to St. John Vianney College Seminary is convenient and easy to set up, and many donors find that when their gift is divided over several months they are able to give more than they might have originally thought possible. You can pay your pledge via checks and cash.
You can maximize your charitable contribution St. John Vianney College Seminary through a special benefit many companies offer their employees: the matching gift program. If your company sponsors a matching gift program, you can easily increase the impact your gift will have on seminarians, faculty, and programs at St. John Vianney College Seminary. Most participating companies will match employee gifts dollar for dollar. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.
Gifts of Securities
A great way to make a gift to St. John Vianney College Seminary is by gifts of stock and bonds. There can be many tax advantages associated with gifts of appreciated stock. Rather than selling your appreciated securities and donating the proceeds, consider transferring them to St. John Vianney College Seminary. This is likely to increase the value of your gift because you will not incur sales expenses and your transfer will not generate a taxable capital gain. Click HERE for security transfer instructions.
By making a planned gift to St. John Vianney College Seminary you are ensuring that you leave a lasting legacy. Gift planning allows individuals to incorporate estate and financial planning with their long-term philanthropic goals. Planned gifts can include bequests, charitable gift annuities, trust instruments, and gifts of retirement or life insurance assets.
Planned gifts create extraordinary opportunities to support St. John Vianney College Seminary. This type of gift makes certain that our future clergy and all those who have answered the call to serve our Catholic Community are supported in their educational endeavors. To learn more about Planned Giving options- CLICK HERE
A robust endowment, well-invested, is the key financial foundation for any school and is our greatest resource for safeguarding the seminary’s mission through fluctuating economic conditions. Endowments gifts help St. John Vianney College Seminary maintain excellence in perpetuity.
Investing in St. John Vianney’s endowment demonstrates a commitment to ensuring the future of our Catholic seminary and is an opportunity for donors to create a lasting legacy. Those who contribute to the seminary’s endowment can take great satisfaction in knowing that their gifts are benefiting the school now and in the future and will allow us to maintain our commitment to help form men for the diocesan priesthood.
For more information about supporting St. John Vianney College Seminary, please contact the seminary by email at Seminarysupport@sjvcs.edu