Other ways to donate!
The Annual Appeal is established to help Catholic Residential Services meet the increasing and changing needs of the extraordinary people we serve. CRS depends on fundraising, gifts and grants to the Annual Appeal to balance the budget.
The annual appeal donations are used for a variety of important reasons:
– Home Improvements
– Vehicle maintenance
– Activity Costs
– Vacation Expenses
– Educational Classes
The Endowment Fund is established for restricted gifts for the long-term support of the objectives and mission of Catholic Residential Services. The fund is a separate and identifiable fund of cash, securities and other assets that are held as restricted funds within the general assets of CRS. Endowment gifts are often in the form of cash or securities but also may include gifts of real estate, appreciated property and planned giving options. Endowment gifts can be paid over a period of years and may be designated for a specific named funds and scholarships.
Gifts made in memory or in honor of a loved one are used to support the objectives and mission of Catholic Residential Services unless otherwise specified for a specific program or purpose. These gifts can be used to recognize a birthday, graduation, or anniversary.
Planned gifts can be made in many ways including bequests by will, gift of life insurance, charitable trusts, gift annuities, and gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate and securities, for example.
To those friends who wish to help assure the continuation and growth of Catholic Residential Services by mentioning Catholic Residential Services in your will, the following general form is suggested: “I give, devise, and bequeath unto Catholic Residential Services, an Ohio nonprofit organization located at 100 East 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, the sum of $ _____,” or ” ______ percent of my net estate,” or “the following stocks or bonds: _______ to be used for the Catholic Residential Services Mission.”
A great way to increase your donation to Catholic Residential Services is through your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees, director, employees’ spouses or retirees as an added benefit. With these programs, a company will match an employee’s gift to charitable and education organizations. Contact your Human Resources office to see if your company has a matching gifts program that you can be used to match your contribution to Catholic Residential Services.