Support the St. Sebastian's Mission
“A Catholic Independent School, St. Sebastian’s seeks to engage young men in the pursuit of truth through faith and reason.
By embracing Gospel values in an inclusive, nurturing community and by inspiring intellectual excellence in a structured liberal arts curriculum, St. Sebastian’s strives to empower students for success in college and in life.
The ideal St. Sebastian’s graduate will be a moral and just person, a gentleman of courage, honor, and wisdom, a life-long learner who continues to grow in his capacity to know, to love, and to serve God and neighbor.”
Your planned gift will help ensure that, decades from now, St. Sebastian’s remains steadfast in its commitment to its faith, students and scholarship.
How Your Gift Helps
As with any gift to St. Sebastian’s, you determine where your gift is put to work. Planned gifts can be used to enhance facilities, fields, classrooms or laboratories; they can provide students financial aid, or bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a St. Sebastian’s education.
Gifts can also be put toward the School’s greatest area of need, allowing St. Sebastian’s to use your donation for general operation and important initiatives. Wherever your planned gift is used, its impact will be felt by students for years to come.
Legacy gifts provide the foundation for St. Sebastian's School’s work. These gifts allow you to care for your family, provide for the transfer of assets to those close to you, and include a charitable gift.
All during your lifetime and afterwards, we can help you find the best way to make your gift, and perhaps find a gift option that you might not have otherwise thought was possible.
Benefits of Giving
In addition to supporting the mission of St. Sebastian's, a planned gift can provide to you substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate. The total income, estate, and capital gains tax savings and the probate expense savings can come close to the amount transferred. The benefits includes:
- Income Tax Deductions
- Reduced Capital Gains Taxes
- Reduced Estate Tax
- Income for Life
Simply by taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, you and your advisor can craft a gift that fits your needs, as well as the needs of St. Sebastian's. Even with the increased standard deduction in the tax law that became effective January 1, 2018, an immediate income tax charitable deduction resulting from a planned gift may lead to itemizing deductions and greater tax savings. A planned gift makes it possible for you, your loved ones, and St. Sebastian's to all benefit.
We want to be sure that we can fulfill your wishes. If you have any questions, please contact:
Richard F. Arms
Director of Advancement
St. Sebastian's School