Ways to Support Old St. Mary’s Capital Campaign

There are many ways in which to support the Old St. Mary’s Capital Campaign.  You can give an outright gift, or stretch your gift over a period of time by filling out a pledge form.

If you decide to  pledge over a period of time, your pledge form should indicate the total amount of the pledge and whether your pledge commitment will be over the course of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. If you are making your pledge commitment over the course of a year or more, then the pledge form should indicate whether payments will be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Below is a list of the methods of payments you can use:

1. Personal Check/Cashier’s Check/Money Order

These items should be made out to Old St. Mary’s Capital Campaign.  If you’ve elected to remit your pledge commitment in multiple payments, you will receive a coupon book.  Please send in your subsequent remittances with the appropriate coupon stub.

2. Bank Withdrawals
Give Central is the vendor we have contracted with to allow direct deductions of funds from checking, savings, or credit card accounts.  There is a place on the pledge form to enter your bank information.  We then enter that into the Give Central database and deductions are made accordingly.  You can also log onto the Give Central website, www.givecentral.org  and manage your deductions on your own.  If you elect to do this, we ask you to please alert the  Business Manager, Dawn Burns to ensure the parish is aware of your donations.  Her email address is dawn@oldstmarys.com.
3. Credit Card Authorization
Old St. Mary’s can accept gifts through Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.  There is a place on the pledge form to include this information.
4. Gifts of Stock
Another method to fund your Capital Campaign contribution is through the gift of stock – especially appreciated stock.  The value  of the gift is determined by the market value of the stock on the day of the sale.  This is the value of your contribution.

EXAMPLE – If you purchased 100 shares of a stock at $50.00 per share for a total of $5,000, and on the day of the stock sale the value of the 100 shares is $7,500, your contribution is $7,500, but the actual cost to you is only  $5,000. You do not pay tax on the appreciation.

If you are interested in this type of contribution, please download the Stock Donation Procedures.  Ask your financial institution or broker to contact Dawn Burns, Business Manager at Old St. Mary’s Parish, (312) 922-3444, ext. 23, or dawn@oldstmarys.com.  It is very important to include the Stock Donation Letter of Intention document, and to alert Old St. Mary’s, so that we may ensure your donation is credited to the correct fund.


PLEASE NOTE:  Old St. Mary’s is not to be considered as a source of professional financial or tax advice.  In all cases, we recommend that you contact your financial and/or tax advisor prior to making your gift.

5. Matching Gifts

You may be able to double, or even triple, the amount of your gift to Old St. Mary’s School. Many companies will match the gifts their employees give to non-profit organizations, like Old St. Mary’s School. Click on this  Matching Companies link  for a listing of some companies that match gifts. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but is a sampling of companies. To find out if your company matches charitable gifts, contact your Human Resource or Community Relations Department.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Old St. Mary’s Capital Campaign.  When you mail in your pledge form, please send it to:

Old St. Mary’s Church
Attn: Capital Campaign
1500 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Information regarding Old St. Mary’s incorporation as a 501 c3 or the  Federal Tax ID will be provided on request.