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.

make a gift
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" button at the top of the home page at www.bmhs-la.org.

Text bishop to 53-555

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

If you shop online using Goodshop, you can support BMHS with every purchase you make. Visit www.goodshop.com and search "Bishop Montgomery High School" to select us as the non-profit you would like to support.

Support BMHS by registering with eScrip. Visit www.escrip.com to register. 
Ralph's (Kroger)
: If you have a rewards card (or phone number) with Ralph's, you can support BMHS every time you shop. Visit https://www.ralphs.com log into your account, search for BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL either by name or GB595 and click ENROLL. 

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.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (see file below for more information)

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows those 70½ years old or older to donate up to $105,000 total to a non-profit, such as Bishop Montgomery, directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions.

Individuals who hold Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are required to take RMDs each year beginning at age 73 (even if they don’t need or want the funds). That same required minimum distribution increases the IRA holder’s total taxable income. 

QCDs (also called IRA charitable distributions or IRA charitable rollovers) enable individuals to fulfill their required minimum distribution by a direct transfer of up to $105,000 to charity. They can also be used to support multiple charities, as long as the sum of the distributions is within the $105,000 limit. But because QCDs don’t increase taxable income, both higher tax rates and phaseouts can be avoided.

Donors who wish to make a QCD to Bishop Montgomery may do so electronically, directly to BMHS or by check made payable to Bishop Montgomery. We encourage donors to speak to their financial advisor. 

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:
Karen Dunphy, Archdiocese of Los Angeles / 213-637-7504 / [email protected]
Mayra Sanchez, Archdiocese of Los Angeles / [email protected]

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 contact Karen Dunphy at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles [email protected] or at 213-637-7504. More information can also be found at http://adlalegacy.org


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.
Have a question? Contact the Advancement Office at 310-540-2021 Ext. 246 or [email protected].

"While I was a student, Bishop provided everything that was important to me  - a great college prep education , Catholic values , teachers who truly cared, coaches that made you work hard and taught you what teamwork is all about. 

BMHS taught me to work hard and treat others with respect and always do your best. I’ve tried to carry that thought my life and that why I give back."

Bryan Bero '84