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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.

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 our Development Office 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 at (412) 321-8383 x36.

Thank you again for your continued support.