Ways to Give
Ways to Give
Online: Our giving site is safe, secure, and convenient. Recurring gifts can be set up as well.
Checks: Make checks payable to Concordia Lutheran High School and return to:
Concordia Lutheran High School
Attn: Development Office
1601 St. Joe River Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Matching Gifts: Gifts to Concordia may be doubled or even tripled through Matching Gifts programs provided to employees of many companies. Contact your Human Resources Office to find out the necessary steps to submit a match request.
Securities: Stocks, bonds, and shares of mutual funds are frequently given in support.
Pledges: You may pledge a gift by notating this on the business reply envelope or by calling the Development Office. Pledge payments will be collected until June 30, the fiscal year end.
SGO: Scholarship Granting Organization (Indiana Residents Only)
State tax credits are available to individuals or corporations who donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization for the purpose of supporting Concordia's students. All SGO donations are eligible for a 50% STATE TAX CREDIT (not a deduction) which allows donors to minimize or eliminate state taxes paid on a current year's income. In addition, the balance of the donation is then eligible for a FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION.
Planned gifts are a great opportunity to continue your legacy and make a lasting impact on Concordia Lutheran High School. To find out more about planned giving opportunities and Concordia Lutheran High School, contact Jenny Grisez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 483-1102, ext. 253.
Tax Incentives When You Give to Charity
- An expansion of the universal charitable deduction for cash gifts
The universal charitable deduction has not only been extended but given a well-deserved upgrade. The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. This is available to taxpayers who take the standard deduction. This tax incentive is available for cash gifts to qualified charities (but not to supporting organizations or donor advised funds).
- An extension of the cap on deductions for cash contributions
Contributions to public charities are generally limited to a percentage of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act lifted the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, increasing it from 60% to 100% of AGI for 2020 (and now for 2021). Any excess contributions available can be carried over to the next five years. (For corporations, the law raised the annual limit from 10% to 25% of taxable income.)