Matching Gifts

As a benefit to employees and to encourage giving, many companies match donations made by their employees — doubling or even tripling their gifts. To find out whether your employer will match your gift please consult your employer. Please inform the Catholic Schools of Broome County Foundation (CSBCF) of your matching intentions when you submit your gift. For questions or assistance, contact the Office of Development at 607.231.1440 or csbcalumni@syrdiocese.org.

Checks / Cash / Credit Cards

CHECKS
Checks should be made payable to the Catholic Schools of Broome County Foundation (CSBCF) and sent to:

CSBC Foundation
70 Seminary Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13905

Please be sure to provide your address and contact information, and include a note if it is a pledge payment or if there are specific details about the gift.

CASH
Gifts of cash can be given in person to a member of the Development Staff.

CREDIT CARDS
The CSBCF accepts most major credit cards including American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.  To give via credit card, please visit our online giving form or call 607.231.1440 and ask to speak with any member of the Development Staff.

Stocks and Securities

Giving a gift of publicly-traded stock that increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide a better tax benefit than giving cash. Your tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock.

These gifts can be donated via registered mail, electronic transfer or in person at the CSBCF Office by submitting the CSBCF Stock Donation form.  For more information contact Jaclyn Boushie-Bombard, Director of Development at 607.231.1440 or jboushie-bombard@syrdiocese.org.

Tax Year-End Guidelines

School offices will be open until 4 p.m. on Dec. 30 (unless it falls on a weekend). If you wish to make a year-end gift, please use the following guidelines:

Checks: Checks must be postmarked or delivered to the Foundation Office on or before Dec. 31 to qualify for a year-end deduction.

Visa or MasterCard: The gift date is recorded as the date on which the charge is made to your credit card, not the date you give your credit card number to the Foundation. Credit card gifts can be immediately processed at CSBCF’s secure online automated giving page. Credit card gifts made via mail should be received by Dec. 29 so the school has time to process the transaction.

Stock (direct transfers): The gift date is recorded as the date on which the stock is transferred into the CSBCF’s gift account, not the date on which you advise your broker to make the gift. Please request the transfer and notify the Development Office no later than Dec. 20. It often takes a few days to verify transfers, particularly during the holidays, and we want to make sure your transfer is completed before we close on Dec. 30.

For more information or to make your gift, please contact the Development Office at 607.231.1440 or jboushie-bombard@syrdiocese.org or visit our secure online giving page.

Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts are an excellent source of charitable funds for individuals who have reached 70 ½ years of age and beyond. A portion or all of the mandatory withdrawal can be given directly to the CSBCF and not included as taxable income for the donor. For more information, please contact Director of Development Jaclyn Boushie-Bombard at 607.231.1440.

Payroll Deduction

Your gift as a member of the CSBC faculty and staff is especially meaningful. When each of us gives back—at any level—we help the CSBC move forward in its mission. To make your gift via payroll deduction, please complete the online Payroll Deduction Form. For more information, or to cancel or edit your existing payroll deduction, please contact the Office of Development at 607.231.1440.

Other Assets

In addition to the many ways to give outlined in this section, the CSBCF accepts donations in the form of other assets. These can include gifts of tangible personal property related to the CSBC’s educational purpose, or real estate. For more information, please contact Kim Johnson, Executive Director of Development at 607.348.0337 or kejohnson@syrdiocese.org.

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