Ways To Give

Ways To Give


Please help us help the at-risk
children and adults in our care and donate today.

In these challenging economic times, CMCS is more reliant than ever on private philanthropy. We have several methods for you to help CMCS continue its life-changing work. You can make your tax-deductible contribution to CMCS in any of the following ways:

Planned Giving

Your gift to Cardinal McCloskey Community services supports our mission to protect, empower and promote independence for at-risk children and families and those with developmental disabilities through quality community based services.

Bequests and Wills 

Remembering CMCS with a gift in your will is a flexible way to support future breakthroughs.

Beneficiary Designation

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • Life insurance policies
  • Savings accounts/certificates of deposit
  • IRAs and retirement plans

Credit Cards

We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Please contact us by phone, or visit our secure website: www.cmcs.org/donate.

Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is a simple contract between you and CMCS. You make a gift of cash or securities today—and we, in turn, provide you (and a second individual if you choose) with fixed payments each year for the rest of your life.

Matching Gifts 

You can double your gift to CMCS if you or your spouse work for an organization with a Matching Gift Program.

Real Estate

Gifts of personal residence can be made for an immediate income tax deduction or with a retained life estate, the donor or designee can live in their home for the rest of their life. After that time, the real estate is owned outright by CMCS, without the complications of probate proceedings. This gift allows the donor to receive current income deductions for the discounted value of the property.

Stocks/Securities/Mutual Funds

You can avoid capital gains tax on securities held long-term and provide an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value at the date of transfer.