Dear Faithful Bergan Supporter,
The Bergan Fund is generously supported by four pillars of individuals: Alumni, Alumni Parents, Current Parents, and Friends of the School. Giving to education is an investment, and one of the most critical investments we can make. By supporting the Bergan Fund, you are providing the opportunity of life changing Catholic education to our students, you are helping to better our community, and strengthening the St. Patrick/Bergan Family. Giving a child the gift of a catholic education from Archbishop Bergan allows them to be a part of a unique family with Jesus Christ at the core while they grow and learn together. Your gift will make an immediate impact on the programs we offer to the students we are called to serve, such as Campus Ministry, the House System, and Service Learning Projects.
Thank you for your prayerful generous support. May God bless you and your loved ones.
Ways to Contribute to the Bergan Fund
Download the mailer and send the completed pledge card to us with check or cash donation.
Use Faith Direct to set up re-occurring automatic payments from checking or savings accounts. Enroll Today code is: NE470
Use the Online Donation Form for credit or debit card payments.
Matching Gift Program
Many companies provide matching gift programs that multiply their employees’ charitable donations.
To obtain a matching gift, contact your employer’s human resources department for a form or information about online procedures. Complete the donor/employee portion of the form and send it to:
Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Finance Office
422 East 4th Street,
Fremont, NE 68025
The Finance department will complete their part of the form, and return it to the company to initiate its fulfillment of the match.
As a donor, if you have a donor who does not need the RMD (Required Minimum Distribution), please keep in mind that the Charitable IRA Rollover provision is now available for their use for charitable gifting. This law allows an individual who is 70½ years or older to gift up to $100,000 from his or her IRA, directly to a charity without having to recognize the IRA distribution as taxable income. This distribution counts toward the RMD.
The IRA owner must be age 70½ years or older
The donor can transfer up to $100,000 directly from the IRA to a qualified charity
The transfer is not taxable to the IRA owner and can count toward the required minimum distribution
Because of Internal Revenue Code restrictions, transfers to donor-advised funds do not qualify for the special rollover treatment
Nebraska Community Foundation has developed several tools to help your clients support their favorite charities through an IRA gift. Here are some Charitable IRA Rollover tools for your consideration. Download a letter of instruction for your IRA administrator, and read more about the benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover.