Ways to Give
- Cash/Check/Online Donation
- Marketable Securities
- Qualified Charitable Distributions (IRA Charitable Rollover)
- Donor Advised Funds
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Amazon Smile
- Memorial and Tribute Gifts
To donate online, please click the Donate Now button below. All transactions are processed through a secure server.
Venmo @VianneyGriffins1960. Be sure to include your class year or affiliation with Vianney.
Checks can be mailed to:
Attn: Advancement Department
St. John Vianney High School
1311 South Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Gifts of marketable securities can be a tax wise method of giving. You receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock and can avoid paying capital gains tax on appreciated assets.
Click HERE for transfer instructions
Please notify Vianney that you have made a transfer so we can assure the transaction is complete and you are recognized appropriately.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (IRA Charitable Rollover)
The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an excellent way to show your support for Vianney and receive tax benefits in return. As you plan your required minimum distributions (RMD), consider using your IRA to donate. You receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction!
- You must be 70½ or older at the time of gift. (Note that the SECURE 2.0 Act will raise the age for RMDs to 73 in 2023)
- Distributions must be made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator to Vianney
- Gifts must be outright, meaning they go directly to Vianney. Distributions to donor-advised funds or life-income arrangements do not qualify.
- The QCD portion of your distribution is excluded from gross income on your IRS Form 1040.
- Potential avoidance of a higher income tax bracket
- Supporting the Men of Character and Accomplishment at Vianney!
Turning 73 in 2023?
Your first RMD must be taken by April 1 of the year after which you turn 72 (73 in 2023). After that your RMDs must be taken by December 31 of each year. Failure to do so means a penalty of 50% of the required RMD. Retirees may without penalty withdraw more than the RMD.
For more information, contact Jennie Picha, Director of Advancement, by e-mail or at (314) 965-4853 ext. 144.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a an account establsihed at a public charity or foundation. You can transfer cash or other assets to a DAF and receive an immediate tax deduction. You can then recommend grants from the fund over time to your favorite charities such as Vianney. A DAF allows you to avoid the cost of managing a private foundation and serves as a centralized location for your charitable giving.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to St. John Vianney High School may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
To find out if your employer is eligible for matching gifts click HERE.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. John Vianney High School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Vianney!
Simply click here smile.amazon.com, login using your Amazon account and it will automatically select Vianney High School as your charity. If you are telling a friend have them go to smile.amazon.com, select Vianney High School and start shopping!
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
A gift to St. John Vianney High School is a wonderful way to honor a loved one on a special occasion or to memorialize a loved one as a celebration of their life.
A letter notifying the honored or the family of the deceased will be sent immediately upon receipt of your tribute gift. The amount of the gift will not be disclosed.
To make a tribute gift, please include:
• The name of the person being honored or memorialized.
• The contact information for the person you would like notification sent to.
• If you would like your gift to be made to the Griffin Fund or a particular scholarship fund
St. John Vianney High School
1311 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
If you are interested in creating a new fund in honor/memory of a loved one or if you would like to designate St. John Vianney High School as a destination for memorial gifts in an obituary and you need materials or information, please contact Jennie Picha in the Advancement Office at (314) 965-4853 ext. 144 or email@example.com. Tribute envelopes are available for wakes/funerals at your request.