Other Ways to Give
Seton LaSalle Catholic High School must rely on the private support from our alumni, parents and friends - people like you - who believe in our school mission to provide a world-class education. Each gift directly impacts the lives of our students as they enter the doors of Seton LaSalle and discover a whole world of learning and living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Make a Gift Now
- Make a Gift By Mail
- SLS Annual Fund
- Matching Gift
- Donating IRA Assets
- Planned Giving
- Gift of Securities
- Amazon Smile
Please print out and complete THIS FORM and mail it to:
Seton LaSalle Catholic High School
1000 McNeilly Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15226
If you would like to make a gift by phone, contact the Advancement Department at 412-561-3583 ext. 1141.
The cornerstone of support for Seton LaSalle continues to be the SLS Fund. With our roots from South Hills Catholic High School and Elizabeth Seton High School, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School prides itself with not only being the largest co-educational high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh but also carrying forth the motto:
In Fide et Caritate - In Faith and Charity
Gifts to the SLS Fund directly enable SLS to enhance its standards of excellence in teaching, student development, technical advancement and facilities. Your donation to the SLS Fund fuels the success of this school and touches every aspect of our students’ experiences at SLS.
Specifically, your gift to the SLS fund will:
● Provide tuition assistance and scholarships to deserving students who learn in a challenging environment and live out their faith every day.
● Enable SLS to recruit and retain the highest-caliber teachers who serve as valuable role models for our students.
● Contribute to the purchase of the latest technology, lab equipment, and many other valuable tools used every day in our classrooms and on the field.
● Provide opportunities for students and staff to follow our patrons’ witness of service to others, rooted in a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.
● Offer our students the opportunity to uncover hidden talents through our fine arts programgs, languages, clubs and activities.
● Ensure that SLS continues its winning athletic tradition.
SLS Alumni, parents and friends know firsthand the transforming role that a Seton LaSalle Catholic High School experience can have on their lives. Your donation tells our students and faculty that someone believed in them, someone they might not even know -- that is powerful. It is also possible you started the cycle of giving for others; maybe a student will remember what it meant to get a scholarship or a faculty member now sees the value of financial support through a different lens.
For that and so much more, we prayerfully thank you for your support of Seton LaSalle Catholic High School.
Many employers sponsor Matching Gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. In some cases, you can even double or triple the amount of your gift!
When making your gift, check with your benefits manager or Human Resources office and request a matching gift form. Send the form along with your check to SLS, and we will complete our section and do any follow-up with your company. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
EITC (EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT)
OSTC (OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDIT)
As a business owner in Pennsylvania, you have the unique opportunity to choose to redirect a portion of your state tax funds to an educational institution of your choice.The EITC and OSTC programs are the most effective way companies doing business in Pennsylvania can help our school. The money goes directly to a tuition scholarship fund that enables SLS to offer tuition assistance for those who otherwise would not be able to afford this educational experience.
And we guarantee it won't cost your company anything, or we will reimburse you.
The application process is simple. A business is approved for a tax credit up to 75-percent of its contribution to a scholarship organization, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90-percent by signing up for a two-year commitment! Plus, your company can claim the charitable deduction for the IRS.
There is an application online at http://www.newpa.com/eitc which is sent to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Your application can be approved in just 48 hours. The applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis until the available tax credit money is exhausted.
New applications are due July 1. Those applying for a second year and beyond will apply on May 1.We hope you’ll consider giving to SLS! For more information and guidelines, email Kristin Snapp, Alumni Relations/Multimedia Coordinator, or call her at 412-561-3583 x 1141.
A new provision allows retirees 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA each year. Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA, it is treated as taxable income. Under this provision, made permanent in the 2015 federal spending and tax package, those assets are excluded from income if the distribution is made directly to charity.
Read more HERE.
Planned Giving provides many different opportunities for donors to support Seton LaSalle Catholic High School while also receiving tax and other financial benefits. All of these gifts help to ensure a secure future for our school.
Bequests are a simple way to support SLS and to help provide for its future. Bequests to SLS may be unrestricted or designated for a particular purpose.
Another easy way to support SLS is with a Retirement Plan Gift. Retirement plan assets may be taxed at extremely high rates, upwards of 50%. Therefore, it makes more sense to pass assets along to heirs that are taxed at lower rates and donate retirement plan assets to SLS. Simply name SLS as the beneficiary of your 401k, 403 (b) or IRA.
Life Insurance Gifts are a good way to make a gift to SLS. You can donate either a paid-up policy or a policy where you are still making the premium payments. In both cases you may qualify for a charitable deduction.
A gift of real estate is a unique way to support our school while achieving a possible avoidance of capital gains tax and receiving a charitable income tax deduction. Also, the value of real estate is taken out of your taxable estate. Real estate can be given to SLS through different means including bequeathing the property, giving the property outright, transferring the property into a charitable remainder trust, or establishing a retained life estate. A retained life estate is established when you give your residence or vacation property to SLS but reserve the use of the property for your life and/or the life of another beneficiary.
Memorial gift: Please keep SLS in mind when you want to establish a memorial gift.
Gifts of Securities: Seton LaSalle Catholic High School welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds as a great way to support the school. Not only would your contribution entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction, you may also avoid capital gains taxes.
Any investment in Seton LaSalle Catholic High School becomes a long-term investment. Gifts directly benefit our young people while they are here and help form the spiritual foundation of our Catholic faith that will follow them throughout life.
To learn more about any of the above ways to donate, please email Kristin Snapp, Alumni Relations/Multimedia Coordinator, or call her at 412-561-3583 ext 1141.