Giving

How You Can Help

We invite you to invest in the mission and ministry of the Caldwell Dominicans. Your gift will be used to support our sisters lives and missions including daily living expenses, maintenance of buildings and endowments for the future.

 

Giving

The Congregation relies primarily on the stipends of our sisters still in active ministry as the regular source of income to provide for the costs of operating a century-old Motherhouse, a healthcare center and a new convent. But as we look at current and future needs coupled with the ever-increasing cost of healthcare, especially for our retired and infirm sisters, it is clear that stipends alone do not yield sufficient funds to meet these necessary expenses.

 

Annual Fund:

A gift or pledge to the Annual Fund assists the sisters with daily living expenses as well as larger areas of need. Your annual contributions support:

  • Maintenance of the renovated Motherhouse and of Sacred Heart Convent.
  • Care of the retired and infirm sisters.
  • Building endowment funds for future support.

 

Monthly Giving

These gifts provide constant, dependable support and are an easy and convenient way to ensure that your support of the Sisters lasts throughout the year.

  • Use our Calendar Giving Program to Support Saint Catherine Convent & Healthcare Center. Please call 973.403.3331 X46 or email development@caldwellop.org to request a calendar.
  • Sign up online for automatic monthly payments by credit card or EFT and designate your gifts to your choice of program(s).

 

Planned Giving:

Please note our tax ID: 221524780 A planned gift through a will, estate plan or another type of deferred gift such as one through an IRA or retirement fund, life insurance policy, or charitable trust give you an opportunity to provide future support for the Caldwell Dominicans as well as opportunities for short and longterm tax benefits. We encourage you to consult with a financial advisor, accountant or attorney about structuring charitable giving in a way that best meets your philanthropic and financial goals. Please call 973.403.3331 X46 or email development@caldwellop.org for a detailed Planned Giving Brochure. When we are notified of your planned gift, the Sisters of Saint Dominic welcome you to our Caldwell Dominican Heritage Circle.  We recognize your membership with an exclusive Heritage Circle pin and honor your commitment by identifying you among our distinguished benefactors in our newsletter, THE FLAME.

 

Memorials and Honorariums:

Individual Gifts To honor or memorialize a special person in your life, please include a note with the name of the person or person you are honoring AND the name of the person to whom notice of this gift should be sent with their address, city, state, and zip. A memorial/honor card will be sent to the family mentioning the name and address of the donor, but not the amount of the gift.

 

Create Your Own Gift Fund

Choose a gift that will last. A gift fund is an alternate gifting opportunity for birthdays, anniversaries, or other milestone events. Establishing a fund for charitable donations in lieu of receiving gifts allows family and friends to honor you by contributing to a worthy cause that is close to your heart. Please contact us for assistance.

 

HOW TO GIVE

Outright Gifts Cash or Check: Please make checks payable to Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Online with a credit card or electronic check: To make a gift online, please see the Donate Online page. Telephone: To make a gift by telephone, please call: 973.403.3331 X46 Mail: To mail your gift, please include your name, address and telephone number along with credit card payment, cash, check or money order. Gifts may be mailed to: Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, Development Office, One Ryerson Avenue Caldwell, NJ 07006

Pledges

Contributions of $250 or more may be pledged over a 12 month period. If your gift is for the Annual Fund and you would like to complete payments within the fiscal year, please note that the Caldwell Dominicans operate on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. If you are making a gift for a special project, gifts may be pledged over longer periods of time. Typically, pledges of these types are encouraged to be completed within five years.

Gifts of Stock

A donor can reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes through a gift of appreciated securities. Please complete and mail or fax a “Letter of Intent” which includes your name, address, and phone number to make us aware of your intentions. We will then assist you and your broker with the information necessary to transfer the securities.

Matching Gifts

Your employer may match charitable donations. Many companies encourage employees, retirees, and spouses toward interest in philanthropic endeavors and will support your charitable donation through a matching gifts program. Such programs provide an opportunity for your gift to be doubled (or tripled) in value! Matching Gift Forms are generally available through your company’s personnel or human resource department or online through its website. When you enroll in a matching gift program, the Sisters of Saint Dominic will benefit from your company’s generosity.

For more information, or to make a gift, please contact: Phone: 973-403-3331, ext. 46, or email: development@caldwellop.org

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