You may make a gift in memory of alumni, faculty, family members, or other individuals whom you wish to honor. Memorial gifts support the essential educational mission of the school.
The Therese Dupuis Godparent Program:
PMA provides financial aid to approximately 120 students. Increasing available financial aid dollars is critical in helping PMA students attain their dreams of a Catholic education. The Godparent Program helps make a PMA education affordable for our students. Through the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, these students are able to receive the gift of a strong Catholic education. Therese Dupuis, class of 1946, has been dedicated in making sure children of all economic backgrounds receive the Catholic education they so desire.
Estate and Planned Giving—Beneficiary Designations:
You can name Presentation of Mary Academy as a beneficiary of your bank savings accounts, mutual funds, brokerage accounts, life insurance, annuities, or IRAs.
A gift of a retirement account at the death of the account owner can benefit both you and your heirs. You will retain full control of the funds during your lifetime. At death, your retirement account gift will go directly to Presentation of Mary Academy.
Life Income Trusts:
You may create a charitable remainder trust by transferring cash, securities or other property to a trustee (usually a bank), which will pay a yearly income to PMA.
Life Insurance Policies:
You can name Presentation of Mary Academy as a beneficiary of your Life Insurance Policy so that the school will receive a percentage of the proceeds.
Bequests and Wills:
You may indicate that PMA is to receive a certain sum of money, a particular piece of property, or a percentage of your estate.
One of the most attractive ways for you to help PMA is to make gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks or mutual funds. Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than a year can provide you with a larger tax benefit versus just giving cash. For example, if you own appreciated securities, you can gift these shares directly to PMA and avoid recognizing the additional income, avoid recognizing a capital gain and avoid any capital gains tax you may have incurred if you had sold the shares and donated the sale proceeds. When you gift securities you may deduct the full market value of your contribution on the date of the gift, (subject to IRS rules – check with your CPA) rather than your original cost basis.
Gifting shares of appreciated securities directly to PMA is simple, provides a tax benefit to you and aids PMA in its mission. You can transfer shares electronically from your brokerage account, or deposit physical stock certificates, to fulfill your wishes of donating funds to PMA.
*Always check with your CPA on matters affecting your taxes. PMA does not provide tax advice.*
PMA accepts online donations. Visit our Donate Online page by clicking here. Payments are accepted and processed thru PayPal however, you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. You may use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit or debit card. If you would like your donation earmarked for a certain program, this can be done after you have entered your credit card information. After clicking Review Donation and continue, click on Add special instructions to the seller and then tell us where you would like your donation to go. If you have any problems, please contact Donna DesRuisseaux at 603-889-6054 x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please visit our Questions and Answers under the Alumni page.*