Giving Opportunities 

GIFTS OF CASH

Muskegon Catholic Central accepts gifts of cash either by check or credit card. In addition, you can give online. Checks should be made payable to Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation. 

MATCHING GIFTS

As a benefit to employees, many companies offer to match gifts to MCC. Most corporations award a 1:1 match, while some elect to provide a greater matching amount to further promote their employees’ philanthropy. Companies will typically match a gift up to a year after its made, and some will even match gifts made by spouses.

TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

Family and friends can choose Muskegon Catholic Central when making gifts to honor anniversaries, birthday, wedding and other milestones or in memory of a loved one. Simply let us know whether your gift is in memory or honor of someone and add their name in the special instructions. Please provide address of the person or family who should receive the acknowledgment. *If giving online, please note their name in the special instructions. Please check the box to share your mailing address with us so we can send you a thank you for your gift!

NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

MCC continues to grow due to the generous support of its alumni, parents, and friends who have made a permanent investment in the school through the establishment of endowed funds and named opportunities. These investments have made a lasting difference in the lives of countless students and have created a legacy of committed philanthropy.

Endowed scholarships typically carry the name of the individual, family, or organization that provided the funding. A named scholarship can be established with a minimum contribution of $10,000. Currently, the Foundation has over 20 individually endowed scholarship funds, including a general scholarship fund. Each one has unique criteria in accordance with the donors’ instructions. All of these scholarships are endowed funds, awarded annually according to the 5% spending rule. 

PLANNED/ESTATE GIFTS

Making a lifetime gift that supports the mission of Muskegon Catholic Central and its students assures that future generations will have access to education in the MCC tradition. You can also save on taxes or increase your income depending on the type of gift you choose.There are several ways to leave a “legacy” gift to Muskegon Catholic Central, through the Foundation.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR MUSKEGON COUNTY FUND

There are unique Michigan tax payer benefits of donating directly to the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation. Michigan tax payers can generate a total contribution worth more than three times its actual out-of-pocket cost.

GIFTS-IN-KIND

Gifts in kind are gifts other than cash or securities. They are very important to Muskegon Catholic Central, as they provide incentive for our community to participate in silent and live auctions at events. Gifts in kind can also be used, in some cases, to defray the budget cost to the school of having to purchase an item. For more information or to give a gift-in-kind, contact Melanie Lyonnais, Event & Alumni Director, at 231.291.0348.

For more information, contact the Education Foundation at 231.755.1000. *All contributions are 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

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