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 An Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic High School Fully Accredited by WCEA and WASC  

Ways to Give

Your gift to Bishop Montgomery ensures the continued quality of education that has become the hallmark of one of the finest schools in the South Bay. Every gift, no matter the size, is significant to the students of Bishop Montgomery. By giving, you have the opportunity to contribute to our ongoing tradition of excellence. There are many opportunities to express your commitment to our future.
 
Bishop Montgomery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. Tax ID# 95-2005811.
 
Check
Checks should be made payable to "Bishop Montgomery High School" and mailed to:
 
Bishop Montgomery High School
Advancement Office
5430 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
 
*You can use the remit envelope found in every issue of Veritas magazine, the annual report, or our annual appeal mailing.

Credit Card
Bishop Montgomery accepts gifts via credit card. These gifts can be made by calling the Advancement Office at 310-540-2021 ext. 246. BMHS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
 
Secure Online Gift
Bishop Montgomery accepts gifts through our website. You can make a secure gift online by clicking the "Give Now" button on the home page at www.bmhs-la.org.

In-Kind Gifts
Gifts of capital assets, such as technology, furniture, musical instruments, etc., can be given for Bishop Montgomery's immediate benefit, as well as your year-end tax advantage. Items must be either new or be in good, working condition. By law, Bishop Montgomery cannot provide the donor with the dollar value of an in-kind gift. Such valuations when applicable, need to be professionally assessed and certified. This is the responsibility of the donor. 
 
Shop & Donate
eScrip: Support BMHS by registering with eScrip. Visit www.escrip.com to register. 
 
Amazon: You can support BMHS every time you shop at Amazon.com. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and login with your Amazon account information. Type in "Bishop Montgomery High School" when prompted to select a charitable organization. On the next page, click "select" and you are ready to shop and support BMHS. 

Matching Gifts
Many businesses and corporations match gifts of their employees, spouses, and retired employees. Your company's personnel office (or Human Resources office) will be happy to provide you with information about its matching gift program.
 
United Way Gifts
You may designate BMHS as the recipient of your gift by writing “BMHS Torrance, CA” on your United Way form.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Your memorial gift to Bishop Montgomery can help perpetuate the values that guided a loved one's life. Gifts may honor a person during his or her lifetime or commemorate a special event. Planned Giving Gifts provided through estate planning allow the school maximum flexibility in meeting changing needs and unanticipated opportunities. A gift of this kind also generates significant tax benefits for you.
 
IRA Owners 70 1/2 and Older

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA account to BMHS. This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 annually directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution. The transfer does not generate taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions. Your gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).

 
Stock
Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock are an excellent way for you to make a charitable gift to Bishop Montgomery.


Stocks may be transferred directly to the Archdiocese for the benefit of Bishop Montgomery. These gifts will not affect your cash flow, and they provide the following tax benefits:

  • A possible charitable deduction to help you save on taxes
  • Bypass of federal and state capital gains taxes
  • Avoidance of the tax on net investment income


From a tax perspective, a gift of appreciated assets makes good sense. You can make the capital gains taxes optional, achieve significant tax savings and support our programs.


Please contact Brooke Glazer at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at 213-637-7381 or
bglazer@la-archdiocese.org

 
Planned Giving

Have you remembered Bishop Montgomery High School in your will or trust?  Our legal title is "The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A Corporation Sole, for the Benefit of Bishop Montgomery High School." For more information, please call Kimberly Jetton at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at 213-637-7512.


What to Give:
- Gifts of Stocks/Bonds (see information above)
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts of Retirement Assets
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Insurance

How to Give:
- Bequest
     - Designate BMHS as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust, or beneficiary designation form
- IRA Rollover
- Beneficiary Designation Gifts
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Unitrust
- Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has provided a "Notification of Gift Intention" form for any planned gift (see below). Although it is not mandatory to complete, it does provide BMHS with an accurate record of your gift.
 
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Have a question? Contact the Advancement Office at 310-540-2021 Ext. 246 or amarafino@bmhs-la.org.