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Ways to Give

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Online Giving
The Annual Catholic Appeal offers the opportunity to make your gift and pledge payments online. Click here to donate.

Credit Card Gifts
You can use your MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card to make your Appeal gift, and take full advantage of your cardmember benefits.

Pledge Your Gift
If possible, please include your first month’s payment when you mail your gift card envelope. An early commitment of a pledge will allow a monthly payment plan. An invoice will be sent the first week of every month. Donors are asked to complete their pledge within the same calendar year or by December 31.

Outright Gifts
Checks should be made payable to the “Annual Catholic Appeal” and given to your Pastor in your gift card envelope, or mailed directly to:

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal
Diocese of Bridgeport
238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606-2892
(Please do not send cash through the mail)

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
This can be arranged through your bank.

Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated stock is an easy way to make a significant contribution at a reduced cost to you. Please note: If you are making a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal in the form of stock securities, please make sure you complete and return a donor transfer form so your gift is properly credited to your account. Forms and instructions can be received through request to the Appeal Office by calling (203) 416-1470 or by e-mail to: 2017ACA@diobpt.org.

Matching Gifts
Does Your Company Have a Matching Gift Program?
Matching Gifts May Double or Triple Your Appeal Donation!

Matching Gifts can be a great way to double or even triple your gift to the 2017 Renewed in Faith, Hope and Charity. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses!

Step 1
Contact your Human Resource or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a company Matching Gift Program.

Step 2
Learn how your company’s Matching Gift Program works. Does your company require a minimum donation amount? Will they match 1:1? You can turn a $25 donation into $50! Do they match gifts made to religious organizations? Important some companies will not donate to religious organizations but may donate to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County or the Cathedral Education Cluster. If your company qualifies, please make your gift payment payable to Catholic Charities or the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, and remit the payments to the Appeal Office. If you need more information, please contact us at (203) 416-1312 or 2017ACA@diobpt.org.

Step 3
Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to the Annual Catholic Appeal when you turn in your donation.

Step 4
Fill out your matching gift application and return with your donation and pledge card by mail or during Commitment Weekend at your parish.

Please call 203-416-1312 or email us at 2017ACA@diobpt.org if you have questions or need assistance.