Ways to Give

There are many options to choose from when you donate to Holy Ghost Prep. Learn more from the category options below or contact the Office of Advancement with any questions at (215) 639-2102 x204 or advancement@holyghostprep.org.

Give Online

Cash & Pledges

Cash & Pledges

To give an outright gift by check, or to make a pledge to HGP, you can download and complete our printable Gift Intent Form and mail it to the address provided below.
Checks should be made payable to Holy Ghost Prep.
 
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Office of Advancement
2429 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
 

For questions about donating cash, please contact our office at (215) 639-2102 x219 or email us at advancement@holyghostprep.org.

Gift of Securities

How to give Securities

Giving appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds) is a convenient way to support Holy Ghost Preparatory School, while gaining tax advantages. You receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months. Most donors avoid the capital gains tax otherwise due on the sale of the securities. You are urged to consult your tax professional before making gifts of appreciated stock.

Gift Value

The value of your gift of appreciated securities is the mean of the high and low price of the stock on the date one of the following occurs:

Securities and a signed stock power are hand delivered or mailed (date of postmark) to Holy Ghost Preparatory School

           OR

Electronically transferred securities arrive in an account in the name of Holy Ghost Preparatory School.

How to Give Securities

When the security is held by your broker or commercial banker (electronic transfer):

Notify your broker by letter that you want to give securities to Holy Ghost Preparatory School and send a copy of the letter to the Development Office, or you can call the Development Office to notify us that a stock gift is in the works.

Stock transfers can be made via inquiries to:

TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
made to the attention of the Transfer of Accounts Department
200 S. 108thAvenue
Omaha, NE 68154
Attention: Carla Simon, an agent for Insight Advisors LLC in Newtown, PA.
phone:215-550-6011
fax: 215-550-6016
 

The Holy Ghost Preparatory School Gift Account number is 929005614, DTC # 0188.

You or your broker may contact Matt Dwyer, Executive Director of Development, at 215-639-2102 (ext. 203) for assistance at any time, including instructions on how to direct a gift to the Holy Ghost Prep Annual Fund or to a particular HGP need.

Corporate Matching Gifts and Properties

Corporate Matching

Hundreds of corporations match the charitable contributions made by their employees, directors, employee's spouses, or retirees. You may double or even triple your campaign gift by checking with your company's Human Resources Office to see if they participate in a matching gift program. If they do, simply request and complete your company's matching gift form and include it with your gift to the School.

Property

Making a gift of personal property can enable you to share a personal item with others while receiving tax benefits. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to events, rare books, art work, or even laboratory equipment. Tax treatment for a personal property gift will differ depending on whether the gift's use is related to Holy Ghost Prep's exempt purpose.

HGP’s Office of Advancement can help answer your questions about gifts of property and work closely with your legal, tax, and other advisers to come up with an integrated plan that will meet your intention to support Holy Ghost, in addition to your financial interests. Please contact us any time at (215) 639-2102 x219 or at advancement@holyghostprep.org

Planned Giving

Gift planning offers you the chance to give to Holy Ghost Prep now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans. HGP’s Office of Advancement can help you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your goals, while also making an important and lasting impact on the future of Holy Ghost. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes and you may realize immediate tax savings, as well.
 
  • Life income gifts can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years
  • Charitable lead trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability.
  • Bequests, retirement accounts, and other testamentary gift plans can allow you to make a more substantial gift than you may have thought possible.
To learn more about making a planned gift, please contact the Advancement Office at 215-639-2102 x203 or at advancement@holyghostprep.org

Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

How It Works For Your Business

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses (and qualified individuals) in the state to reduce tax liability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations such as Holy Ghost Prep.   Businesses apply through the state to receive up to a 75% tax credit for a 1-year commitment and up to a 90% tax credit for a 2-year donation commitment.

How Businesses Can Apply

The tax credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 2nduntil the tax credit dollars are used up.  These tax credit dollars are typically distributed on the first day of application (July 2nd).  Businesses are encouraged to apply on July 2nd.

The one-page application is now available on-line from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development at www.newPA.com/EITC.

Is my business eligible?

Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes can apply for EITC:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under sec. 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax
Timelines
  • May 15 - June 30 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply to renew their 2-year commitment.

  • May 15 - June 30 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.

  • July 2 – All other businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.

Important Additional Information

Once a business is eligible and received their “approval letter”, the business has sixty (60) days to submit a donation to Holy Ghost Prep. An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made within 60 days of the notification letter (Holy Ghost will mail an EITC tax letter to your company upon receipt of the gift). Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and is not refundable or transferable.

HGP Contact:  
Dana Brown, Coordinator of Advancement Services
dbrown@holyghostprep.org
215-352-6972

Payroll Deduction (HGP Faculty/Staff)

No matter which way you choose to give to Holy Ghost Prep, please know that your support makes a difference and is always greatly appreciated.

Payroll Deduction

This is probably the easiest and most convenient way to give. You can designate a certain dollar amount from each paycheck to be donated to the Holy Ghost Fund. Submit your information online, or print the payroll deduction form and submit it to the Advancement Office in Spiritan Hall.

One-Time Gift

If you prefer, you can make a one-time gift with your personal check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Please contact the Advancement Office to get more information about making a special gift to the Holy Ghost Fund.

Why should I give?

Not only do you have an impact on the lives of our students through your daily service, but you also can play an important role in the overall growth and development of Holy Ghost through your financial support. By participating in the HGP Faculty and Staff Campaign, you have the unique opportunity to give back directly to the programs and people you support every day.

Where can I give my gift?

The Holy Ghost Fund is an important part of our success as a premier all-boys independent secondary school. Every donor, no matter what level, makes a difference. In fact, loyal donors are the cornerstone of annual giving at HGP, providing a reliable financial lifeline to help maintain our commitment to academic excellence. Each contribution is significant and inspiring and helps ensure the traditions at Holy Ghost Prep remain strong, preparing tomorrow's leaders today.

Giving a gift is a personal decision, so please feel free to designate your gift to the school, program, scholarship, or area that is important to you.

How will my gift be recognized?

All faculty and staff gifts made prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30) will be listed in that year's HGP Annual Giving Report published online. Requests for anonymity are honored.

How do I find out more about HGP's Faculty & Staff Campaign?

Contact the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, in the Advancement Office located in Spiritan Hall at extension 204, or via email at advancement@holyghostprep.org

Student Giving

#Giving Tuesday 2018


Thanks to all of our generous and loyal supporters, #GivingTuesday 2017 was an exciting day at Holy Ghost Prep! Overall we raised $24,640 from 78 of our wonderful donors. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This year, for #GivingTuesday 2018 we hope we can count on you to help us reach our wish-list goals! 

View our wish-list items 

 

End-of-Year Giving Opportunities

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Tax Saving Tips

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