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Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

donate_mailIf you wish to send a check or money order, simply complete the Printable Donation Form, make the payment out to Ave Maria Radio, and mail it to:

Attn: Gift Processing
Ave Maria Radio
PO Box 504
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

 

 

 

Donate by Credit Card

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To Donate Online Now, please click this link. Ave Maria Radio accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. This link goes to a secured page for processing your donation.

 

 

Donate by Phone

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Ave Maria Radio accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Donations can be made with credit cards by contacting our Gift Processing Department at 734-930-4528.

 

 

Donate by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

donate_EFTThe Electronic Gift Transfer program works in cooperation with your credit union or bank, similar to automatic teller machines, direct deposit of payroll and other electronic banking services. The transaction is accomplished without paper handling.

In addition to the convenience to you, this plan eliminates costs the Ave Maria Radio would otherwise spend on pledge reminders, postage and other administrative details. If you are interested in this program, please contact Tony Gerring, Director of Advancement Services, at 734-930-4528 or email him at tgerring@avemariaradio.net.

Donate Your Vehicle

vehicle_donationAve Maria Radio has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Please call 1-866-628-2277 with any questions you may have and to make arrangements to donate your vehicle. If you wish to donate a vehicle using an online option, please visit this link. For additional information, please click this link to learn more about donating your vehicle.

 

Day Sponsorship

By contributing $360 or more, Ave Maria Radio donors can become a Day Sponsor and can have a personal message broadcast on air on the date of their choice (provided that no other Day Sponsor has reserved that date). Your fifteen second message will be broadcast at least six times throughout the day you choose.

We usually requires a minimum of fourteen days for your message to be approved, produced and scheduled. All Day Sponsor messages are produced in-house by our staff. Only one script is allowed for each Day Sponsorship. After your Day Sponsorship is broadcast, you may request an audio copy, which can be emailed to you.

For more information or to set up your Day Sponsorship, please contact Tom Loewe, Director of Development, at 734-930-4525 or email him at: tloewe@amcguild.org.

Life Insurance

Life InsuranceA properly structured life insurance policy will allow your money to grow tax free and the death benefit will be transferred to Ave Maria Radio.  Upon your death, your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the amount of the proceeds donated to Ave Maria Radio.

If you already own a policy, you may also assign the ownership from yourself to Ave Maria Radio.  If you live more three years past the date you reassign the policy, the proceeds will not be included in your gross estate.  If you do transfer a policy to Ave Maria Radio before your death, you will also get an income tax deduction in the year you make the transfer.

For more information or to set up a Life Insurance donation, please contact Tom Loewe, Director of Development, at 734-930-4525 or email him at: tloewe@amcguild.org.

Planned Giving

planned_givingWe invite you to become a partner with Ave Maria Radio as we strive to fulfill our mission on the airwaves. Your financial support will make it possible for us to continue to demonstrate the good news that Jesus is Lord over all areas of life.

One way you can become a partner with Ave Maria Radio is through Planned Gifts. These gift options can be a powerful element of your wealth management strategy or estate planning process. Several Planned Gifts can also be arranged to benefit Ave Maria Radio while providing life income sources for you, your spouse or other family members.

Planned Giving Questions and Answers

Planned giving provides you with creative ways of giving that may also help you meet your other financial objectives. Planned gifts can reduce current income taxes through a charitable deduction, increase retirement income through a retained income stream, and address your financial obligations while providing assistance to Ave Maria Radio.

The Planned Giving Questions and Answers that follow will provide you with essential information to help you determine whether or not you should consider a planned gift to Ave Maria Radio.

How do I go about setting up planned gift for Ave Maria Radio?

Please contact:

Tom Loewe
Director of Development
Ave Maria Radio
PO Box 504
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 930-4525
Email: tloewe@amcguild.org.

Please Consult Your Financial Advisor

Ave Maria Radio is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. There are dozens of planned giving arrangements available. The few examples listed above are intended to provide useful information of a general character only. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of a qualified financial advisor or attorney should be obtained. State law governs wills, trusts, and estates and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of contracts.

What Exactly is “Planned Giving?”

All charitable gifts are planned to some extent, but “planned giving,” or as it is sometimes called “charitable gift planning”, refers to the process of making a charitable gift of one’s estate assets to a nonprofit organization such as a charity or educational institution, that requires careful consideration and planning in light of the donor’s overall financial and estate plan.

Planned giving used to be referred to as “deferred giving” because planned gifts are usually deferred, meaning they are arranged now and fulfilled later. For example, a person could include a provision in his or her will to make a bequest to Ave Maria Radio. That arrangement would be considered a “planned” gift.

Why Should You Consider a Bequest Gift Through Your Will?


For some donors, giving to Ave Maria Radio through their will is an excellent way of leaving a lasting legacy of Christian stewardship that benefits Catholic radio and the whole Catholic Church. It can also benefit the donor’s estate as well by reducing the size of the taxable estate. And setting up a bequest gift is fairly simple. A donor can make a bequest by including the following language in their will:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Ave Maria Communications, PO Box 504, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, all (or you may state a percentage or exact amount) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be held, administered, and used by the Board of Directors for the unrestricted support of Ave Maria Communications.”

How To Give Through Your Will

  • Specific Amount – You can name a specific amount to give to Ave Maria. Your gift can consist of cash, securities, real or personal property – anything from land to jewelry to an art collection.
  • Percentage – You can name a percentage of your estate as a gift. The size of your estate may change from the time you make your will and the time of your death, so giving a percentage may be more beneficial than giving a specific amount.

It’s easy to set up a bequest gift through your will. You may make a bequest to Ave Maria by including the following language in your will.

“I give, devise and bequeath to Ave Maria Communications, PO Box 504, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, all (or you may state an exact amount or a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be held, administered, and used by the Board of Directors for the unrestricted support of Ave Maria Communications.”

The method you choose to make your gift should be designed so that you and your heirs can reap the greatest benefits. Some of your options include:

  • Residuary Gifts – Take care of your loved ones first. After all of their needs are met, give the rest (residue) of your estate to Ave Maria Communications.
  • Contingency Gifts – Name a primary recipient of your estate, such as your spouse, and name Ave Maria Communications as secondary beneficiary. If your spouse does not survive you, AMC receives your estate, avoiding the possibility that it will be distributed in an arbitrary fashion by the state in which you reside. You may also name any number of direct beneficiaries to your estate and name the Law School as the final contingent beneficiary. If the other beneficiaries do not survive you, your estate passes to Ave Maria Communications. Without this protection, the government could inherit your estate in the absence of other heirs. 

Stock Gifts

stock_donationsIf you would like to make a donation of stock to Ave Maria Radio from your investment portfolio instead of cash, your tax benefits from the donation can be increased due to the fact that you will avoid paying taxes on any gain in the value of the stock.  Thus, you will receive both a charitable deduction and avoid paying taxes on the appreciation in value of the stock you donate.

If you are interested in making a donation of stock to Ave Maria Radio, please contact Tom Loewe, Director of Development, at 734-930-4525 or email him at tloewe@amcguild.org.

Gifts in kind

Donations of goods and services can be extremely valuable to Ave Maria Radio.  This type of charitable donation can be made by individuals or organizations and can include anything from an automobile, to food, books, printer paper, gift items, or printing or consulting services. If you are interested in donating gifts in kind, please contact Tom Loewe, Director of Development, at 734-930-4525 or email him at tloewe@amcguild.org.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Ave Maria Radio may be matched by your employer if it maintains a Corporate Matching Gift Program or a Corporate Foundation with a Matching Funds Program.  For more information, or to see if your employer participates, please contact Tony Gerring, Director of Advancement Services, at 734-930-4528 or email him at tgerring@avemariaradio.net.

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