Ways to Give

While most people first think of writing a check when they make a contribution, charitable gifts can also be made with other assets. The following describes the various methods of giving. The Diocese of Metuchen can provide more detailed information about the various gift vehicles available upon request.

GIFTS OF CASH

Those who wish to make an outright gift of cash, you can do so by making checks payable to the charitable entity you wish to benefit within the Diocese of Metuchen, including: the Diocese of Metuchen Bishop's Annual Appeal, the Catholic Center at Rutgers Campaign or the Foundation for Catholic Education.  Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

DONATE ONLINE

Catholic Center at Rutgers University

Gifts to support Campus Ministry at the Catholic Center at Rutgers can me made online by accessing our Secure Online Donations Site - Campus Ministry.  Your gift is tax-deductible.  For more information about Campus Ministry at Rutgers, click here.

SECURITIES

Appreciated securities can provide an attractive means of giving. Through this type of gift, an individual can receive a charitable income tax deduction and avoid paying tax on the “capital gains” that would be due if the stocks were sold outright. A gift of securities can be made by transferring stock to the Diocese of Metuchen.

For a guide, click How to make a Gift of Stock or Securities.  For additional information, please call the Office of Development at 732-562-2432.

MATCHING GIFTS through YOUR EMPLOYER

Many companies have a Matching Gift Program where they will provide a matched gift to charitable entities supported by their employees.  This can increase the impact of your gift to the Diocese of Metuchen considerably by doubling and in some cases even tripling the total impact of your gift.  To see if your employer has a Matching Gift Program please contact your company's human resources department; they can provide the necessary information and forms you will need.

To find out if your company has a program, see our Matching Gift Brochure or use our Online Matching Gift Tool

For additional information: Ph: 732-562-2436 • Fax: 732-562-1168 • E-mail: MatchingGift@diometuchen.org

PLANNED GIVING

Planned or deferred gifts represent a special type of support that benefits you, the donor, and the Diocese. Often a planned gift allows you to maximize your contribution and provide you specific income and estate tax advantages. Planned gifts may also offer you income during your lifetime. The Diocese of Metuchen can provide you with information and assistance if you are considering a planned gift.

For more information, click on the Planned Giving tab on this website or call the Office of Stewardship & Development at 732-562-2432