What & How to Donate

Supporting The Glenmary Home Missioners can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Call 513-874-8900 to learn more.


A charitable bequest is a very thoughtful and easy way to donate to The Glenmary Home Missioners into the future. Just designate The Glenmary Home Missioners as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument and make a lasting impact on the missions in rural America.

Already have a designated gift to Glenmary in your will or trust? Please take the time to let us know.  We would like to thank you and your family for your generous donation now.

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Qualified Charitable Distribution

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), or IRA Charitable Rollovers, are funds from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that can be donated to a qualified nonprofit organization without first recognizing it as income. If you are above the age of 70.5 and have a Traditional IRA, you are eligible to make a QCD.

Ready to get started? Contact your IRA plan administrator and request a donation be made from your IRA to The Glenmary Home Missioners. Glenmary has also partnered with FreeWill to help make giving from your IRA easier than ever. You can donate through a Qualified Charitable Distribution with this free online tool.

Charitable Gift Annuity

With an annuity you can donate to Glenmary while also maintaining needed income. You make a gift of cash or appreciated property to Glenmary in exchange for our promise to pay you secure fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life, plus some tax benefits. Donors 60 or older can set up an annuity with Glenmary.

Gifts of Stock and Mutual Funds

A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to donate and avoid paying capital gains tax.

Charitable Unitrust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Annuity Trust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Lead Trust

You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings.

Gift of Life Insurance 

You can designate The Glenmary Home Missioners as a partial, full or contingent beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Or, if you have a life insurance policy that has outlived its original purpose, such as one purchased for minor children who are now financially independent adults, you can donate the policy to Glenmary.

Gift of Retirement Assets

Many people do not use all of their retirement assets during their lifetime. You can donate all or part of your unused retirement assets, such as an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan to support The Glenmary Home Missioners. Just complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian.

To help you easily plan beneficiaries for your IRA, 401(k), pension, bank and brokerage accounts, or life insurance, FreeWill has an online tool

Gift of Real Estate 

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, farm, vacation property, undeveloped land or commercial property, can support the ministry of Glenmary Home Missioners. Benefits include avoiding the payment of capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate and receiving a charitable income tax deduction based on the appraised value of the property.

Glenmary Revocable Charitable Gift Agreement

This flexible giving plan is a contract between you and Glenmary. Transfer assets (minimum $2,000) to Glenmary and Glenmary will make quarterly payments to you. There are no tax advantages but you support Glenmary’s mission, receive income for the agreement’s lifetime and have the option of withdrawing all or part if needed.

To determine a gift strategy that best meets your needs, contact us for more information.

This information is not legal advice. A donor should seek the guidance of a qualified estate and/or tax professional to understand the consequences of a gift.