337.436.7275 1620 Bank Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

Foundation

St. Louis Catholic High School Foundation

During this season of giving, please consider giving the gift of Catholic Education to the present and future students of St. Louis Catholic High School.  The St. Louis Foundation, the Trust Fund for The Future, was established in 1983 for the sole purpose of giving financial assistance to St. Louis Catholic High School.  Any gift would be appreciated: one-time gift, recurring gift, planned giving or an endowed scholarship.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

It is the desire of the St. Louis Catholic High School community to provide a Catholic education to all students who meet the criteria for admission and who choose St. Louis Catholic for their high school education.

Governed by a Board of Directors, the St. Louis Foundation distributes one-half of its earned income to the school and reinvests the second half, meaning that every gift to the Foundation is perpetual.

To provide additional support to the school in the form of scholarships, and to offer donors a means of permanently naming a scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one, The St. Louis Foundation Endowed Scholarship Program has been established.

Donors will receive recognition or remain anonymous according to their wishes. The donor decides upon what basis the scholarship is distributed, as long as it is consistent with the principles of Catholic education. For example, the scholarship criteria may be based upon a student’s academic accomplishments or financial need.

PLANNED GIVING

What is the St. Louis Legacy Society?

The St. Louis Legacy Society consists of forward-thinking individuals who make or bequeath planned gifts of any amount to secure the future of St. Louis Catholic High School.

Planned gifts usually are gifts that you plan now but the school does not receive until later. When received, planned gifts are held and invested by the St. Louis Foundation.

What are reasons for Planned Giving and for joining the St. Louis Legacy Society?

Individuals give to their churches, schools and other entities for many reasons – some personal and some private. These include philanthropic desires, such as religious and spiritual commitment, belief in education and fostering one’s values, ideals and beliefs. Other reasons include potential tax benefits, personal recognition and a desire to share one’s good fortune with others. By becoming part of the St. Louis Foundation’s permanent endowment, your planned gift continues to give year after year.

What can I give?

CASH GIFTS can be made either directly or as a pledge gift. Cash gifts of any amount are gratefully accepted. Substantial cash gifts are eligible for permanently-named endowment opportunities.

APPRECIATED ASSETS generally include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate. Gifts of appreciated assets can have significant tax benefits.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS: Do you have a will? Only 30% of Americans do. Remembering St. Louis Catholic in your will can be very simple.

LIFE INSURANCE can be used in a variety of ways to benefit St. Louis Catholic while still protecting your spouse and heirs.

RETIREMENT FUNDS: Taxes on funds left in retirement plans or IRAs can be significant. Gifts of retirement plans and IRA funds to St. Louis Catholic can benefit the school greatly while not significantly reducing the amounts left to your spouse and children.

CHARITABLE TRUSTS: These methods of giving may have significant tax benefits and may also provide additional income to you during your life. In some cases gifts can be structured to leave your family more rather than less assets after taxes are paid.

How can I learn more?

The St. Louis Legacy Cabinet or the Executive Director of the St. Louis Foundation will be happy to talk with you and your adviser about making a planned gift. Please call or write:

St. Louis Foundation Legacy Society

1620 Bank Street; Lake Charles, LA 70601-6298

337-436-7275; Fax 337-436-6792

email: aatkins@slchs.org

What’s next?

To join the St. Louis Legacy Society, simply notify the Foundation that you have made or will make a planned gift of any amount to St. Louis Catholic.

To be honored in the annual newsletter you need only tell our office that you have named St. Louis Catholic in your planned giving. The terms of your gift do not need to be divulged, and you may remain anonymous if desired.

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ashley Ivey-Atkins

Director of Advancement ​

1620 Bank Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

337-436-7275 ext. 237 Phone

337-436-6792 Fax

aatkins@slchs.org