Saint Ursula Academy provides donors with the opportunity to become a member
of the Mother Fidelis Legacy Society. It is a way to express your desire
to share your resources and help ensure the future of Saint Ursula Academy. Our
planned giving program offers vehicles that can fit the donors needs while realizing a
If you are interested in learning more about our planned giving
becoming a member of our Mother Fidelis Legacy Society by making a gift to
Saint Ursula Academy, please contact Judy Sandquist, Vice President of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-961-3410 x 151.
Extending St. Ursula Academy's Legacy
Outright gifts are current
contributions of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, real estate
and personal property. Outright gifts can be made by check, credit card
or electronic transfer of stocks from your brokerage account to St.
Ursula’s account. The benefits of an outright gift to St. Ursula include
a tax deduction based upon the current value of the gift and the
avoidance of capital-gains taxes.
Many U.S. companies match gifts of
cash, stocks or bonds made to secondary education by their employees.
Employees' spouses and company retirees are often eligible for this
program. The company's matching gift form must accompany an individual's
gift, and both should be sent to the
Development Office. Donors are entitled to income-tax deductions for
individual gifts only. However, a donor is recognized by St. Ursula for
the total amount of both the personal and matching gift.
A pledge is a gift commitment intended to be paid over a period of one
years. A donor is entitled to an income tax deduction when each pledge
payment is made.
Donors may transfer assets such as works of art, rare books, musical
instuments or coin collections as gift commitments. If the gift is used
by St. Ursula for a related purpose, the donor is entitled to an
income-tax deduction for the current gift value. If St. Ursula sells the
gift or uses it for an unrelated purpose, any deduction is limited to
the cost basis. Likewise, if the donor created the gift assets, the
income-tax deduction is limited to the cost of producing the assets.
A bequest is made when a donor provides in a will or living trust for
the transfer of a specific amount, a specific asset, or a portion of the
remainder of an estate. Assets may be cash, stocks,
bonds, mutual fund shares, real estate or personal property. Bequests
benefiting St. Ursula Academy avoid estate taxes.
Suggested wording for a bequest to benefit St. Ursula Academy is as
I give, devis and bequeath to St. Ursula Academy a non-profit
organization, presently located at 1339 East McMillan Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio, County of Hamilton, the sum of $_________ (insert
amount or percentage of estate), to be administed by the said St. Ursula
Academy without restriction for its general education.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST
To establish one of several types of trust commitments, a donor
transfers cash, securities or real estate to a trust. A fixed or
variable income is paid to the donor and/or other beneficiary for life
or for a specified term of years. Donors are entitled to income-tax
deductions based upon the value of gifts and trust terms. Such gifts
avoid capital gains and estate taxes. Commitments of this type appeal to
donors who wish to contribute to St. Ursula and continue to receive
income from investment of the gift assets.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
A donor may create a gift annuity by transferring assets such as cash,
stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares to St. Ursula Academy in exchange
for a fixed, life-time income. Payments can begin
immediately or at a specified future date. Income received by the donor
may be partially tax-free. Donors are entitled to income-tax deductions
based upon the value of gifts and payment terms,
and they avoid estate taxes. This gift type is appealing to older donors
seeking a guaranteed, fixed lifetime income.
POOLED INCOME FUNDS
Gifts of cash or securities to a St. Ursula pooled income fund generate
variable lifetime income to
the donor or others whom the donor selects. Each year, donors receive a
proportionate share of the pooled income fund's investment income.
Donors are entitled to income-tax deductions based upon the value of
gifts and life expectancies. Gifts avoid capital gains and estate taxes.
Gifts from a retirement plan or IRA are made by naming St. Ursula
Academy as a beneficiary after a donor's and/or spouse's lifetime.
Retirement assets can also be transferred to a charitable remainder
trust to benefit St. Ursula(see "Charitable Remainder Trust"). Gifts of
retirement funds avoid estate and income taxes that would otherwise be
paid if assets were distributed directly
2013 IRA Charitable Rollover
The IRA Charitable Rollover will continue in 2013. As in the past,
donors who are 70 ½ or older can give up to $100,000 from the IRA’s to a qualified charity without paying income taxes on the amount. The gift must be made on or before December 31, 2013.
Remember you must be:
70 ½ or older
The gift is $100,000 or less
You transfer funds directly from
You transfer the gift
outright to one or more public charities.
For more information please consult
your tax professional. Please feel free to call Judy Sandquist, Vice
President of Advancement, at 513-961-3410 ext 151 or email her at
To make a life insurance gift, a donor names St. Ursula Academy as owner
and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. Donors are
entitled to income-tax deductions for new policy
premiums or the cash value of an existing policy.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST
To establish this type of gift commitment, a donor transfers cash,
stocks, bonds or income-producing real estate to a trust. For the term
of the trust, income from these assets benefits St. Ursula. Thereafter,
the trust principal is typically returned to the donor or passed to the
family. Lead trusts enable donors to pass assets to family at
significantly reduced value for gift and estate-tax purposes and also
can enable donors to reduce taxable income during the trust term.
REMAINDER INTEREST IN
A donor's residence, vacation home, timberland or farm may be
transferred to St. Ursula Academy while reserving use of the property
for the donor's or another's lifetime. An income-tax deduction is earned
based upon the value of the property and the donor's life expectancy.
Capital gains and estate taxes are avoided. Remainder interest gifts
generate current income-tax savings while allowing donors to continue
lifetime use of their real estate.
Ursula Academy’s Legacy
As we approach the 101st anniversary of our school’s founding, we must
continue to work to preserve St. Ursula Academy’s legacy – a legacy
handed to us by the Ursulines of Cincinnati. Preserving St. Ursula’s
legacy also means preserving the Sisters legacy.
Saint Angela Meriic, foundress of the Ursuline Order, believed that a
person should “Never cease to cultivate this vine that has been
entrusted to you.” Each.generation of Saint Ursula Academy women forms a
new branch on that vine. No two branches will ever be exactly alike, yet
all have their nourishment from the same source--an Ursuline education.
Each decade, many different people have continued to cultivate the vine,
extending the legacy first begun in 1910.
Ways You Can Help
St. Ursula Academy depends on its many loyal and devoted alumnae,
parents, grandparents and friends for gifts to help fund excellence in
education for our current students and to assure that the same
excellence in education for young women of future generations. We
appreciate and welcome gifts that are structured in ways that best
fulfill your wishes and St. Ursula’s goals.
The St. Ursula Academy Administration and the Board of Trustees serve
donors by ensuring their gifts are managed prudently and privately. The
Administration and Board leaders assure that the uses of gift funds
precisely follow donor wishes. Gifts made without restrictions are
allocated only after the Board determines the priority for their use.
Your gifts to St. Ursula Academy are tax deductible to the full extent
provided by law.
To learn more about St. Ursula Academy and how you can make a
difference, please contact:
St. Ursula Academy Development Office
1339 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone (513) 961-3410, ext. 151
Fax (513) 872-7161