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Are campaign gifts tax deductible?

As a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, campaign gifts to O’Hara Catholic School are tax deductible. Donors with specific questions regarding tax deductibility should contact their professional tax advisors.


What tax advantages exist for making a gift to the campaign?

While cash gifts are deductible for those who qualify, two popular gift options can also provide donors with tax advantages:

  • Gifts of highly appreciated securities (stock) may provide donors with additional tax savings by avoiding capital gains tax and qualifying for a charitable tax deduction.
  • An individual age 70½ or older can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to the campaign and satisfy the required minimum annual distribution – without paying any taxes on the withdrawal.


How can I participate? Can I pledge over time?

Since our needs are urgent, donors are asked to complete their pledges within a three-year pledge
period. The school will not take on any long-term debt to fund projects.

​Are there other ways I can contribute?

Yes! Please click here to learn more about other ways to give to our campaign.