William V. Fisher Catholic High School Partners with The Catholic Foundation

This year, William V. Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster will celebrate 46 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. Each year, the school asks for contributions to the “Grounded in Faith, Growing to Serve” fund, in order to help sustain the Fisher Catholic Mission of “Exceptional Preparation for Life”. Additionally, the school looks to planned gifts as a way to ensure longevity.

By definition, a planned gift comes from the donor’s financial or estate planning. Gifts could come from appreciated securities such as stock, real estate, a retirement plan or even cash – but they are generally made from outside of one’s discretionary income. Some donors are in a position to make the gift during their lifetime, but many make the gift as a bequest by beneficiary designations or in their will. Planned gifts can offer many benefits to the donor, including tax savings and the potential for a stream of income.

Oftentimes, donors direct a planned gift to an endowment fund, which allows the one-time gift to grow and provides a permanent source of funds for the intended beneficiary. William V. Fisher Catholic High School and the other Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Columbus are blessed to receive financial support from several endowment funds created by generous donors.

The Catholic Foundation will act as a resource to William V. Fisher Catholic High School, offering expertise in the areas of endowments, planned giving, bequests, and estate asset planning. This will allow the schools’ development team to continue focusing on capital campaigns and annual giving, but enable alumni and other donors to consider future gifts and long-term support for the school. The partnership will provide assistance by The Catholic Foundation to all Catholic high school alumni from the Lancaster area including the wonderful histories of St. Mary High School and Bishop Fenwick High School, as well as William V. Fisher Catholic High School. You can visit their partner page here.

To learn more about our other Partners go here, and to learn more about how you can partner with The Catholic Foundation, please contact James A. Anzelmo, Vice President of Development, or call 614-443-8893.