SUPPORT ST. PASCAL’S
Fundraising is critical to the success of St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School.
Tuition covers a portion of the school’s operating budget. Additional financial resources are required for student scholarships, meeting day-to-day expenses and making capital improvements. St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School has been serving students since 1950. The generous support of our community allows our mission to continue, providing every student who desires a Catholic education the opportunity to learn at St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School.
- Annual Fund
- Blue Knight Sustainer
- Scholarship Funds
- Stock Gifts
- Memorial and Tribute Gifts
- Employer Matching Gifts
- Planned Giving
The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising drive that closes the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of a St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School student’s education. Financial gifts play a large part in balancing our overall budget and help us plan wisely for future expenditures.
Your gift will support these important areas for students and families:
- Tuition Assistance for students in need
- Innovative Curriculum
- Training for Teachers
- Support for activities and athletics
- Technology Improvements
Please join hundreds of parents, grandparents, faculty, friends, staff and alumni who believe in St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School and it’s mission. Make your gift today!
Blue Knight Sustainer
Become a Blue Knight sustaining donor to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School. Establish an automated gift plan by spreading your donation over a series of credit card charges. You can choose a monthly, quarterly or annual payment and gifts will be withdrawn on the 15th of the month. If at any time you’d like to change or stop the donations, please call the school office at 651-776-0092.
At St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School, we recognize that access and affordability are two of the most important themes for the future of Catholic school education. Our mission in mind, we recognize the immense value in providing need-based tuition assistance and through your generosity we were able to award financial assistance to 78% of our students this school year.
Despite having a generous community of alumni, parents and friends who believe in the value of a St. Pascal’s education, more and more families are looking for some amount of financial support. Not being able to meet these needs limits our success at nurturing the most deserving talented students possible. With the right resources, we can serve more students. Your support can open the door to endless opportunities for a student who wishes to be part of our community.
If you would like to learn more about how you can support our students by donating to an existing fund or establishing your own scholarship, please contact the school office at 651-776-0092.
Here are some existing scholarship funds at St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School:
- Fr. Michael Byron Scholarship Fund – $1000 pledge per year for a student to attend St. Pascal’s for their entire 9 years of education.
- St. Pascal’s Knights Scholarship Fund
- John & Mary Byron Scholarship Fund
- Joan Hauri Scholarship Fund
Stock or Securities Gifts
A gift of appreciated securities might provide you with greater tax advantages than a gift of cash. To make a stock or security donation, please give your broker the following information:
Wells Fargo Account
Account Name: Church of St. Pascal Baylon
Account Number: 1430-2019
DTC #: 0141
1 North Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63103
Your stock will be immediately sold and the proceeds will be transferred to St. Pascal’s school. Please contact the school office at 651-776-0092 with any questions.
MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS
Memorial and tribute gifts offer a great way to honor a family member, loved one or friend.
Remember the memory of someone important to you. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or wedding. Recognize a special achievement or event. These gifts mark your commitment to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School and recognize that the individual being honored shared their importance. Make your gift today!
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS
If your company has an Employer Matching Gift program, you can double the impact of your donation to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School! Fill out your company’s matching gift form and mail it to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School, 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul, MN 55106. You could also go to your company’s matching gift website to request a matching gift.
Planned giving secures St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School’s future. Your gift will become part of the school’s endowment and will support educational initiatives critical to advancing our mission. It will provide resources that can be drawn upon year after year, helping to ensure St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School educates our community’s children well into the future.
The St. Pascal’s Knights Society recognizes and honors the generosity of those who make provisions for St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School in their estate plans. We invite you to become a member by making a lasting and meaningful contribution to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School, ensuring that future generations of students benefit from an education.
Upon notification to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School of your gift intentions, you will be invited to join The St. Pascal’s Knights Society. If you would like additional information about including St. Pascal’s in your estate plan, please contact our Business Administrator, Theresa Ruttger at email@example.com or by phone at 651-774-1585 (ext. 130).
A charitable bequest is an easy way to give to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School. A charitable request is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. Different types of bequests include:
- General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or causes that come from the general value of the estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.
- Specific Bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose (i.e., instruments bequeathed to St. Pascals for use in music education, dollar funds to be used in the operation of St. Pascals, etc.).
- Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.
- Contingency Bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate to a particular charity if your named beneficiary does not survive you.
RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFICIARY
Naming St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School as the beneficiary of one or more of your retirement plans is a potential tax-saving strategy. As a charity, St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School would not be required to pay income tax on the amount received upon your death. In contrast, the qualified retirement plans and IRA funds would be considered “income in respect of a decedent” to your family members and subject to income tax. In addition, your estate would receive a charitable deduction, thereby reducing the size of your taxable estate.
LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY
Consider naming St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy on your life if your spouse or children will not need the funds. This can be a great way to make a substantial gift to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School. In addition, your estate would receive a charitable deduction, thereby reducing the size of your taxable estate. Another option would be to transfer ownership of the policy to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School during your lifetime.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST
A charitable remainder trust allows you to transfer assets to a trust, receive an annual income stream from the assets, and pass the remainder amount to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School upon your death or after a term of years. You would receive an income tax deduction upon the creation of the trust based on the remainder amount that will pass to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
A charitable gift annuity allows you to donate assets to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School in exchange for St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School’s promise to pay you a lifetime income stream. In addition, you would receive an income tax deduction based on the amount passing to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School.
St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School and its employees are not engaged in rendering legal, investment or tax advice. The content provided is for general information purposes only. Advice and assistance on specific cases should be obtained from attorneys or other professional counsel. Be aware of tax revisions. Because individual state laws govern charitable gifts, wills and trusts, the advice of an attorney should be sought when considering any of these gifts.