Faith Formation for the Future

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Pray. Grow holy. Collect funds. Alas! Why must one always, when planning the works of God, put this vile question of money on par with spiritual means? It is because, in truth, without it, one can do nothing (Madeleine Sophie Barat).

Your gift, today, a gift expressing one’s gratitude for the unending love of God present in one’s life, can be the catalyst to a vibrant spirit of philanthropy at St. Gertrude Parish. The joy one experiences in giving is, itself, a blessing.

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Pat Ruegg Scholarship Fund


Planned Giving

A Planned Gift creates a Legacy. It is a gift that will continue to give long after one’s lifetime, supporting Our Lord’s Mission to bring people unto Himself at St. Gertrude Parish. Examples of Legacy Gifts follow and may be used in combination:

Gifts to Consider

  • Bequests by Will or Trust
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Stock and Appreciated Assets
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Donor Advised Fund

Gifts that Pay You Income

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Fund
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Gift Annuity

Gifts that Protect your Assets

  • Retained Life Estates
  • Charitable Lead Trust 

There are tax benefits that vary according to the gift. These benefits can be significant. It is important to discuss any Planned Gift with your attorney, Tax Advisor, or Financial Planner.


St. Gertrude’s Endowment Fund


Memorial Giving

“In Memory of . . . .”

One way to honor the life of a deceased family member, friend, or acquaintance, is through a Memorial Gift.  A parish Memorial Card and envelope are available in the back of church, in the parish office, and in the local funeral homes for those times when you wish to choose this option.

Print Endowment Card

To learn more about ways to support Our Lord’s Mission at St. Gertrude Parish, call (636) 239-4216 extension 275 or contact Father Phil.