Double your dollars by participating in your company’s matching gift program. If your company offers an Employee Matching Gifts program, you can make your contribution to Father Ryan High School go farther. With this type of gift, you can easily double your support and strengthen the experience for our students. If your company has a matching gift program, just mail or email your company's matching gift form with your contribution.
A convenient way to support Father Ryan High School is through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). You can quickly and safely set up your credit card or checking account to automatically deduct a specified amount monthly to the Annual Fund. To participate, contact the Advancement Department at 615-269-7926.
Honor someone special – a teacher, coach, alumnus, or friend by making a memorial or tribute gift in his or her name. With your gift, you may celebrate those whose memories fill your heart or whose presence fills your life. For birthdays, anniversaries, remembrances, or "just because," your donation in someone's honor is a wonderful way to express your admiration while making a difference for Father Ryan.
Outright gifts of appreciated securities may entitle the donor to a double tax benefit: the donor does not recognize capital gain on the transaction and may take a current income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the asset (up to 30% of adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry-over of any unused deduction). An official tax receipt will be mailed to the donor after Father Ryan receives the stock gift.
Please ask your broker to transfer the securities to the Father Ryan High School account:
For Credit: Account #251-106047-328
Name of: Father Ryan High School
Gift from: Donor Name
Before transferring the funds, please notify the Advancement Office at Father Ryan at 615-269-7926 with the following information. This notice is often our only way of determining the identity of a donor.
Name of the stock and the number of shares
Your name, address, and telephone number
The purpose of the gift, i.e., the campaign to which the gift is earmarked
The date of the gift
If you have any questions regarding this process, you may contact the Advancement Office at 615-269-7926 or our Morgan Stanley broker Jeremy Bisceglia at 615-764-4477 or email: Jeremy.Bisceglia@morganstanley.com.
In December 2015, Congress passed H.R. 2029: Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which made permanent what is popularly known as the IRA charitable rollover.
Under this legislation, if you are 70 ½ and older you can use your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to make a gift directly to your favorite charitable institutions, including Father Ryan High School. By making this direct distribution, you will exclude the amount of the gift from your gross income for federal tax purposes.
Here are the requirements and restrictions for making an IRA charitable rollover gift:
The donor must be 70 ½ and older.
The gift must be made directly from the IRA administrator to an eligible charitable organization.
Gifts to all charities combined cannot exceed a total of $100,000 per taxpayer for the year.
The gifts must be outright, and no material benefits can be received in return for the gifts. Thus a transfer for a gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, or pooled income fund is not permitted.
Gifts cannot be made to a donor advised fund, supporting organization, or private foundation.
The gift can be made only from an IRA. Gifts from 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are not permitted.
The gift is not included in taxable income; therefore, no charitable deduction is allowed. The donor will, however, receive an appropriate gift acknowledgment for their records.
To make a gift:
Contact your IRA administrator to request that a charitable distribution be transferred to Father Ryan High School.
To ensure gifts are properly recognized and recorded, instruct your IRA administrator to indicate your name on the check and specify that the gift is an IRA charitable distribution.
Instruct your IRA administrator to send your check, made payable to Father Ryan High School, to:
Father Ryan High School
770 Norwood Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Tax ID: 62-0497939
Please inform Brooke Reusch, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com of your intentions to make a gift through your IRA.
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows individuals and families to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash or publicly-traded stock, to a qualified 501(c)(3) charity.
To use your donor-advised fund to make a gift to Father Ryan High School, you should communicate with your fund administrator to generate the gift and to understand any quarterly or end of year distribution restrictions/deadlines they may have.
The Annual Fund provides the most important source of financial support to Father Ryan. While tuition is the largest segment of revenue to Father Ryan, other tax-deductible contributions, such as gifts to the Annual Fund, enable the school to meet the yearly operating budget goals. These unrestricted dollars provide immediate support for daily learning resources and teaching tools for students and faculty. As with all major Catholic schools, the Annual Fund is a critical piece of the school's continued advancement.
Every Annual Fund gift is important. Donors are encouraged to give at a level that is comfortable for them. Contributions of all amounts combine to help get us closer to our annual goals and directly benefit today’s students.
Yes! Father Ryan High School is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and gifts to the school are tax-deductible. When you send your donation, your gift will be receipted with an acknowledgment letter that should be kept for tax purposes.
Yes, stock gifts can be of great benefit to both the donor and the institution receiving the gift. You may be able to avoid capital gains tax by making a gift of appreciated stock. See above for more information.
You can honor any special person by making a tribute gift to Father Ryan in his or her name. Your donation is a wonderful way to express your admiration while making a difference. Your honoree will be notified of your thoughtful gesture with a card.