Employer-Sponsored Giving Programs
Your Workplace May Offer Payroll Deduction
Many large employers have employee-giving programs that deduct an amount you designate from each check to go to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; they may even match gifts made in this way. Ask your Human Resources specialist if your company has one of these plans.
Each corporation has its own policy regarding minimum and maximum amounts for matching gifts and other eligibility requirements. Check with your Human Resources representative about your company’s policy. Some companies continue to offer to match charitable gifts from retired employees. Don’t miss the opportunity to double your gift!
Many companies also have annual events and contests around giving to United Way. Did you know that you can designate Ascension Catholic School to receive your gifts made through United Way? It’s a wonderful way to participate in our community and ensure the success of Ascension’s efforts.
CSAF: Another Way to Give
The annual Catholic Services Appeal Foundation conducts annual campaigns at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to fund many Catholic charities, including Catholic Schools. You can make a gift to the CSAF and designate it all or in part for Ascension Catholic School. One advantage to giving in this way is that your gift goes to Ascension and still counts toward your parish’s CSAF goal. When giving online, in the Comments box, be sure to type, “I wish to designate this gift to Ascension Catholic School.” When giving on a paper pledge form, please write your wishes on the form using that same or similar language.