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Support Siena

The Siena Catholic Schools Advancement Team is ready to work with you to fashion the most beneficial means for making your gift in support of the System. Gifts to Siena Catholic Schools are income tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

There are many ways to make your gift to Siena Catholic Schools:

Mail

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please make your check or money order out to Siena Catholic Schools of Racine. Please note, if you wish to designate your gift to any one of the Siena Catholic Schools, the “Our Time Is Now” Campaign, or to the St. Catherine’s High School Foundation, please indicate this in an accompanying note or on the memo line of the check.

Our address is:

Siena Catholic Schools of Racine

245 Main Street, Suite L-2

Racine, WI  53403

 

If you wish to designate your gift to any one of the Siena Schools, to the “Our Time Is Now” Campaign, or to the St. Catherine’s High School Foundation, please indicate this in an accompanying letter or on the memo line of the check.

 

Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock or other securities can be a very advantageous way to express your support of Siena Catholic Schools. You may make a gift of securities to Siena Catholic Schools through your broker. The gift is complete when the stock is transferred to Siena Catholic Schools. For more information on gifts of stock and securities, please contact Chris Sosnay, Executive Director of Development, 262-833-5521 or via email csosnay@sienacatholicschools.org.

 

Closely Held, or Privately Held Stock

Owners of closely held companies may also find significant benefits in gifting shares of stock in their company to Siena Catholic Schools of Racine, which is a public charity. Special rules apply for gifts of this kind. Please contact us for details.

 

Bequest

A gift through your will to Siena Catholic Schools can be in three forms:

  • a specific dollar amount or specific thing, such as retirement account or real property (home, land, etc.);
  • a percentage of your estate; or,
  • the remainder of your estate after other bequests have been made.

When making a bequest to us in your will, the following language may be used:

“I hereby give ( _____ dollars) (_____ percent of my estate) (a specific asset) or (the remainder of my estate) to Siena Catholic Schools of Racine, a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, for its general purposes.”

Contact us for more information on including a bequest to Siena Catholic Schools in your will or estate plan.

 

Donor Advised Funds

Siena Catholic Schools gratefully accepts gifts from all Donor Advised Funds.  Simply contact your Fund manager for recommendation details.

 

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

Donors age 70 ½ and older to transfer up to $100,000 a year directly to a qualified charity, free of federal income tax. The IRA Charitable Rollover is not included in the donor’s adjusted gross income, and counts towards the taxpayer’s required minimum distribution for the year. To count for the calendar year, this transfer must be completed by December 31.

To make an IRA charitable roll-over gift in support of Siena Catholic Schools of Racine, contact your IRA plan administrator and request a direct Qualified Charitable Distribution be made from your IRA account to Siena Catholic Schools, a 501(c)3 organization.  Call us at 262-833-5511 with any questions.

 

Other Gift Options

The Development Staff at Siena Catholic Schools would be pleased to meet with you and your advisors to discuss a gift from a Charitable Trust or other gift options that meet your needs.  Please contact us to arrange a meeting, 262-833-5511.

Siena Catholic Schools of Racine received a grant to fund start-up operations in January 2018 from The Catholic Community Foundation.  We are most grateful.

Siena Catholic Schools of Racine received a grant to fund start-up operations in September 2017 from the Faith in Our Future Trust.  We are most grateful.

Supporting Parishes

Siena is grateful to receive support from many surrounding parishes.