Giving to Venango Catholic – Ways to Donate
The Fund for Venango Catholic
The Fund for Venango Catholic is the heart of giving to Venango Catholic High School and includes all unrestricted giving to the school. Your one-time or recurring commitment to the Fund for Venango Catholic supports the normal operations of the school. These operations include professional salaries, educational materials, technology support and upgrades, utilities, and routine building maintenance. A vibrant and growing Fund for Venango Catholic helps keep tuition affordable for VC students and their families.
Pennsylvania Tax Credit Programs
Pennsylvania has established the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) scholarship programs. This is an incredible opportunity for Venango Catholic supporters to provide direct scholarship aid to VC students. Many businesses operating in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for tax credits based on their contributions to qualified scholarship organizations. Shareholders of S Corporations and partners in general and limited partnerships have the added advantage of being able to pass the tax credits through their businesses to their Personal Income Tax liability.
Entities authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and subject to any of the following taxes are eligible to apply for EITC/OSTC tax credits.
- Corporate Net Income Tax
- Capital Stock Franchise Tax
- Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
- Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
- Insurance Premiums Tax
- Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
For more information about the EITC/OSTC tax credits, please refer to the information prepared by the REACH Foundation. To help arrange an application for EITC/OSTC tax credits to support VC, please contact Karen Wenner.
Annual Steelers Raffle
St. Patrick School, St. Stephen School and Venango Catholic High School collaborate to raffle off four season tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers. This raffle provides SSS, SPS, and VC supporters as well as everyone in Steelers Nation with the chance to support our schools by buying a chance to win. Please visit the Steelers Raffle website to buy your chances and for more information.
Venango Catholic High School has events throughout the year to welcome partners and community members to celebrate what VC has to offer. The Roast Beef Dinner in November, the Lenten Fish Fries and the VC golf outing in July are all ways to mingle with other VC supporters and give to the school. The calendar available on the school website will keep you informed of these and other special events at Venango Catholic High School.
In addition to regular operating expenses, Venango Catholic High School must invest in its buildings, grounds and durable goods to continue fulfilling its mission. Your capital gift is a gift restricted by the donor for specific repairs and upgrades to the school’s facilities and equipment. Capital gifts provide a valuable complement to the Viking Fund by providing for exceptional investments. One example of the relationship between the Viking Fund and capital gifts is the school’s fleet of buses and vans. The Viking Fund supports the cost of gasoline, maintenance and routine repair of the school’s vehicles, while capital gifts provide for the eventual replacement of vehicles as they reach the end of their useful life. To make a capital gift to VC, please contact Karen Wenner.
A memorial gift in memory of loved and admired people who have gone before us is an outstanding way to remember the beloved dead and to help Venango Catholic. Your memorial gift can be an unrestricted gift to the Viking Fund or a restricted capital gift. To make a memorial gift, please contact Karen Wenner.
Gifts in Kind
Venango Catholic High School will happily accept gifts of property in service to the school. The fair market value of such gifts is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. The IRS requires appraisal of any gifts in kind with fair market value of $5000 or more. To help arrange a gift in kind, please contact Karen Wenner.
A planned gift to Venango Catholic High School helps guarantee that your commitment to VC will continue far into the future. In addition to helping the school, a planned gift can also help you manage your own affairs. There are many different ways to establish a planned gift to the school including cash gifts, bequeaths, charitable annuities, trusts, life insurance, the transfer of property and real estate as well as others. Consult with your financial and legal advisors to determine the best way to see your partnership with Venango Catholic endure while meeting the needs of you and your family. To help arrange a planned gift or to notify VC of an existing planned gift, please contact Karen Wenner.