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Ways to Make Your Gift

Thank you for considering a gift to Byzantine Catholic Seminary. Below is information about the various ways you may make your gift, as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

ONLINE

Our online giving tool allows you to make a gift or pledge payment by credit card.

TELEPHONE

To make a gift or pledge payment by credit card please call 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

MAIL

Please mail your gift to the following address:

Byzantine Catholic Seminary Of Saints Cyril and Methodius
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make recurring credit card gifts?

Yes. Byzantine Catholic Seminary accepts recurring credit card gifts in any amount and on whatever schedule is convenient for you. Recurring credit card gifts can enable you to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford at one time. You can set up your recurring gift by calling us at 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

How do I make a pledge?

You can set up a pledge by calling us at 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to Byzantine Catholic Seminary?

All gifts to Byzantine Catholic Seminary are tax deductible in the United States.

Bequests and life income gifts may offer significant tax savings (see the Planned Giving section below for more information).

What is Byzantine Catholic Seminary’s federal tax ID number?

The tax ID number is 25-1141842.

How can I find out if my company will match my gift to Byzantine Catholic Seminary?

To find out if your company is among those participating in a gift-matching program, consult your human resources department.

What are the benefits of giving securities to Byzantine Catholic Seminary?

If you have securities that have appreciated in value, giving them to Byzantine Catholic Seminary allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift.

For questions on giving securities to Byzantine Catholic Seminary, please contact 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

How do I make a gift of securities to Byzantine Catholic Seminary?

To transfer securities to Byzantine Catholic Seminary, please contact the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 412-321-8383 ext. 36, for delivery instructions.

For information on how to make a gift of securities held in certificate form or held by a transfer agent, please contact the Seminary at 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

If you would like to give a restricted stock, a foreign or private equity, a mutual fund, or a bond, please contact the Seminary at 412-321-8383 ext. 36.

Please note these instructions apply only to U.S. exchange-listed equities.

 

Gifts in Honor or Memory

Book_of_Remembrance_1Tribute and Memorial gifts in honor of friends and family are an especially meaningful way to celebrate special occasions and remember loved ones while supporting the Byzantine Catholic Seminary. Contributions can be made in support of specific programs or departments upon your request.

To give a gift in memorial or tribute, please contact the Seminary at 412-321-8383 ext. 36 or email at development@bcs.edu. You may also send your gift to:

Byzantine Catholic Seminary Of Saints Cyril and Methodius
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Please include the name and address of the honored individual or family, and we will notify them of your thoughtful and considerate gesture.

All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

Eternal Memory – The Book of Remembrance at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary

“O God of spirits and of all flesh, you trampled death and broke the power of Satan, and granted life to your world. Now grant rest, O Lord, to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of light, joy and peace, where there is no pain, sorrow nor mourning.”

– from the Byzantine Service for the Departed

In honor of its 50th anniversary in 2000, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary created a “Book of Remembrance” to remember those people who have fallen asleep in the Lord. The handsome “Book of Remembrance” is enshrined in the lobby of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA and inscribed in beautiful calligraphy with the names of loved ones.

Book_of_Remembrance_2Every day in its liturgical prayer, the seminary community remembers those people listed in the “Book of Remembrance” and all those who have generously supported the seminary with financial contributions and good works.

In the “Book of Remembrance”

Names will be entered in the “Book of Remembrance” for a contribution to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of one thousand dollars.

The Seminary is a Worthy Cause

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary prepares men to serve as the spiritual leaders of our Church. Since its foundation in America in 1950, close to 400 men who have studied at the Seminary have become priests in the Byzantine Catholic Church. In addition, the Seminary also provides a Master of Theology degree and various on-line courses.

You can help the Seminary and your Loved One

Consider a gift of $1,000 in total or in installments to the Seminary and place the name of your loved one in the “Book of Remembrance”. Send your check today payable to “Byzantine Catholic Seminary” or call the Seminary Development Office at 412-321-8383 for more information.

You may also complete a Memorial Gift Response Card and send it in with your payment.

Memorial Response Card

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, your gift to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary can be doubled or tripled. Please check with your company’s Human Resources Department for this option.

Corporate Gifts

Foremost among supporters of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary has been the Greek Catholic Union, a Fraternal Benefit Society. The Seminary acknowledges a deep debt of gratitude to the GCU and its members for their unflagging support over the years.

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary depends, to a large extent, on charitable contributions for its operations. Charitable contributions help us deliver a quality education.

Over the years, several foundations have funded the Seminary’s programs and activities. These foundations have included the Koch Foundation, the Kate M. Kelley Foundation, PNC Trusts, the Adele N. and Thomas F. Keaney Charitable Foundation, the Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Fund and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

We regularly research foundations to determine if our plans match their objectives and we invite foundations to review the Seminary to see if it matches the donors plans for giving.

If you represent a corporation, or work for a corporation that may have a matching grant program, and wish to discuss giving to the Seminary, please feel free to contact David H. Dix, our Development Consultant, at (412) 321-8383 x36.

 

Contact the Development Office

If you have any questions or would like further information about giving to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius, please contact our Development Office.

Thank you again for your continued support.