DONATE TO DWC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Your simple cash donation of any amount is always greatly appreciated.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be…Much will be required of the person entrusted with much.
– Luke 14:25-33
PLANNED GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
Gifts of Cash or Appreciated Securities to the annual fund or designated fund. For gifts of appreciated securities, please contact the Diocesan development office at (304) 233-0880 Ext. 259 to receive your stock instruction sheet.
Each school in the Diocese has an endowment fund in the West Virginia Catholic Foundation. Your gift of cash, securities or any deferred gifts can enhance the long-term stability of the school. The most successful educational institutions have a strong endowment program at its core. For more information, visit http://wvcf.dwcministries.org.
Each Catholic school in the Diocese has a tuition assistance program, whereby families who cannot pay full tuition benefit from the generosity of others in the community.
Whether to benefit the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in its overall school administration, or as a bequest to support an individual school or parish, the preferred method of giving a planned gift is through the West Virginia Catholic Foundation. Types of planned gifts include:
- A bequest through your will
- A gift of life insurance
- Inclusion in a charitable trust
- The creation of a charitable gift annuity
Before making any estate commitment or planned gift, please refer to your tax planner or financial and legal services provider. To learn more about planned giving instruments, visit the Catholic Foundation website’s Planned Giving Reading Room at http://wvcf.dwcministries.org.
Several opportunities exist to contribute your time and talents at your local school or for the district as a whole. Certainly, with your skills and your interests we could find the perfect way for you to contribute. We have so many need areas, and a group of really wonderful parents and community members who have already pitched in. To get involved, please contact our department’s star support staffer, Cathy Palmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-233-0880 ext. 316, and she will work with you to find the best opportunity to fit your unique skills.
The department, headquartered in Wheeling, is specifically interested in those with training in religious education, academics, technology, finance, marketing, governance, policy, or development.
Everyone is welcome to pitch in at their local parish school, and we are always in need of classroom assistance, coaching, carpentry, plumbing, field trip organizers,.. the list goes on! Contact your school’s secretary and he or she will certainly be excited to hear from you!
CATHOLIC SHARING APPEAL
The Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) embraces the charitable, spiritual and educational needs of thousands of induvial families, helping to unite our various parishes, ministries and schools into one diocesan family. Through this annual diocesan-wide appeal, all donations to the CSA help fund ministries and programs that benefit the parishes, missions, schools, Catholic Charities West Virginia, and other Diocesan programs. The CSA provides a way for each of us to share our gifts and take an active role, not only in our local school or parish, but also across the state of West Virginia.
Young people are called to be witnesses of God’s love. Pope Francis encourages our youth to stay close to God so that they will have joy in their hearts. The 25 schools of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston allow children to be courageous witnesses of the Gospel. Through the generosity of thousands across the state, our children are better prepared for fulfilling and faith-centered lives through the education and support they receive in our Catholic Schools. More than 4,600 students benefit from these academically rigorous and spiritually enriched programs.
To ensure that our Catholic school administrators have the tools to educate and our students have resources to learn, funding from the Catholic Sharing Appeal assists in providing so many important ministries over the years, including:
• Professional development and training for teachers
• Tuition assistance
• School-based health services
• Enriched curriculum
• Camps, retreats and rallies for our youth
• Increased technology
To learn more about the Catholic Sharing Appeal, please visit, dwc.org/csa
For more information about any of these giving options or to make your gift, please contact:
Director of Stewardship & Development
888-434-6237 ext. 259