Your gift to the Building More Annual Appeal directly impacts our current students and faculty. In previous years, this fund has been used for priorities such as new buses and additional parking.
Gifts to the Alumni Association’s Campaign 1982 is dedicated to providing tuition assistance to alumni students and donations to the STM Foundation is an investment in the future, providing students and their families with the gift of a Catholic education.
Your gift to St. Thomas More is an investment in the success of ALL students today and well into the future. You can make a difference.
A gift of cash (personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or personal credit card) received by St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Grants are usually spent within the fiscal year and are for the purpose intended by the donor.
Mail to: St. Thomas More Catholic High School
450 E. Farrel Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
Attn: Anne Pitre
Endowed gifts are received by the St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation. The Foundation receives both restricted and unrestricted gifts of cash and/or stocks. Restricted gifts are generally in the form of donations to a named memorial fund or scholarship. Unrestricted gifts are added to the corpus of the Foundation’s endowment fund. A portion of the interest earned by the endowment fund is returned to the school annually to support such programs as tuition assistance and teacher salaries and benefits. Endowed gifts can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one.
Deferred or planned gifts are received by the St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation. They include a bequest in a will, a charitable remainder trust, a gift annuity, a gift of real estate, a gift through a retirement plan designation, or a gift of life insurance. Planned gifts may allow you to make larger gifts than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. You should consult your financial advisor or insurance agent to determine the tax advantages of these options.
In addition to the federal charitable deduction, Louisiana law provides a 40 percent credit against personal or corporate income tax for the donation of new computer or related equipment used by STM in the direct education of the students (La. R.S. 47:37).
The Louisiana Department of Revenue allows the donor to donate money to the school and the school to purchase the equipment that best fits the needs of the school and that is compatible with the school’s other technology.
The donor simply writes a check to the school, and the school provides the donor with a form detailing the new computer equipment purchased; the form will be attached to the donor’s state tax return. This state tax credit is in addition to the deduction allowed against federal income taxes for charitable donations.