As a member of St. Martha and the Catholic faith community, one opportunity to express your gratitude for our Parish is through a bequest, gift, memorial, or endowment.
These contributions are a dignified remembrance, a way in which to pay tribute, or express sympathy or friendship, for those who have gone before us to be with Christ. They are a way to express your appreciation for a departed loved one and a celebration of their life that can last for years to come. These contributions can enable the parish to carry on God's message of faith, love, and charity.
Alumni and friends of OLBS School at St. Martha Parish can also make gifts while planning for their own future and the future of their loved ones. You can plan a gift through various means, some of which are tax-wise tools that can provide immediate and long-term benefits for you, your family, and the parish, such as an endowed memorial for education/scholarship, special ministry, capital improvements, etc. There are several ways to make OLBS School at St. Martha Parish the beneficiary of your charity by either making an outright gift now, or deferring your gift to a time in the future.
The parish now has an agency fund in place established through the Diocese of Buffalo to accept and invest these bequests, gifts, memorials and endowments.
Ways to make your gift:
- Through your will
- Income producing gift opportunities such as a charitable trust, gift annuity, or a pooled income fund
- Other giving opportunities such as a charitable or living trust, retirement plans, life insurance, or real estate.
And what you can give:
- Property/real estate
- Life insurance
- Plan assets
Please consider St. Martha Parish as a beneficiary of the treasure that God has bestowed upon you. For more information, you may contact Sue Koprucki at our Rectory office at 684-6342. Please consult your tax or legal advisor for specific financial advice for your personal situation.