Extend a Hand. Change a Life.

Donation Opportunities

Gifts By Mail

Thank you so much for offering help and hope! Please make your check or money order payable to and send to:
Catholic Charities
Development Office
3629 Church Street
Covington, KY 41015

If you have any questions, please call Vicky Bauerle in the Development Office at (859) 581-8974 or toll free 1-866-440-9612 or email vbauerle@covingtoncharities.org.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Celebrate and remember a loved one and at the same time, help those who come to us in need!

Making a tribute gift to celebrate in memory of or in honor of a loved one in your life is a special way to support the mission of Catholic Charities and our programs.

In Memory of Gifts memorialize someone special who has passed away.

Honorary Gifts show appreciation to important people in your life and are often given on special occasions, such as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or special holidays such as Mother's Day and Father's Day.

For both in memory of and in honor of gifts, a letter is sent to the donor to acknowledge the gift and gift amount. Another letter is sent to any person whom the donor indicates should receive an acknowledgement, however the gift amount is not revealed.

Traditionally, memorial and honorary gifts are recognized in our Annual Report however, if you choose, you may request that your gift remain anonymous.

If you choose to mail your memorial/honorary gift, please be sure to include a note indicating the name of the person you are honoring or memorializing, as well as, the name and address of anyone who should receive an acknowledgement.

Catholic Charities
ATTN: Vicky Bauerle
3629 Church Street
Covington, KY 41015

For more information on gifts in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special, please contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext 116.

Matching Gifts

Make a donation and help double the impact!

What is a matching gift?

Matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Bank of America and donates $250 to Catholic Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, Bank of America will "double the donation" by writing a check for $250 to Catholic Charities. The gift is doubled!

How do I know if my company matches gifts?

Thousands of companies match employee gifts to charitable organizations like Catholic Charities. Many also match gifts made by spouses or retirees. To see if your company matches gifts, call your Human Resources department, or contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

How do I request a matching gift?

Request a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Human Resources department (often available online). Complete the form and send to Catholic Charities. We will work directly with your employer to collect the matching gift check. Some companies will even double the amount of your gift.

What type of information do I have to provide to my employer?

A typical form asks for your name, social security number, company division or location, and charitable organization name, date and amount of your gift.

Where do I start?

Find out whether your gift to Catholic Charities is eligible for a company match. Contact Human Resources at your company, or contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

Below is a partial list of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati companies that match gifts:

AT&T
Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Coco-Cola
Deloitte
Delta Airlines
Duke Energy
Fifth Third
Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy
General Electric
Hewlett-Packard(HP)
Home Depot
IBM
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan & Chase Co.
Kraft Foods
Macy’s
McDonalds
Messer Construction
Met Life
Monsanto
Pepsico
Pfizer
Sherwin-Williams
Starbucks
Toyota
US Bank
Verizon
Wells Fargo
Western Southern Life

Corporate Giving Partners

Help transform lives and communities through corporate giving!

Today's corporations have a genuine stake in social issues, including healthier customers and a better community for their employees. Many corporate mission statements include a commitment to corporate social responsibility. Partnerships with the private sector enable Catholic Charities to effect a positive change in the community we share.

Similar to our individual gift donor recognition society, Catholic Charities recognizes Corporate Sponsors at the following giving levels:

Healing Sponsor $3,000 The Bank of Kentucky
KW Mechanical, Inc.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
St. Elizabeth Physicians
Hope Sponsor $2,000  
Affirming Sponsor $1,000 Dorning Supply
Supporting Sponsor $500 DBL Law, Inc.
Specialty Sponsor $250  

For more details on Corporate Sponsorships, contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

Catholic Charities can help your small or large company look for ways to transform that philanthropic urge into workplace engagement. Some companies loan out expert professionals to help build skills for Catholic Charities staff and/or clients.

Catholic Charities welcomes groups of all sizes to volunteer and support the programs we offer in our Northern Kentucky communities. Learn more about GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (link to volunteer group opps page) on our website, or contact a Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator at (859)581-8975.

Gift-in-Kind

In-kind donations are a WIN-WIN for you, your company and those we serve!

Donations or contributions of goods or services, other than cash, are referred to as a Gift-In-Kind. Both individuals and corporations are a common source of in-kind gifts, which are offered along with, or in lieu of, cash donations.

Examples of in-kind gifts include:

  • Goods, like food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, diapers and wipes, computers, software, furniture, and office equipment
  • Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
  • Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and web site development; and strategic planning.

Current Wish List:

Parish Kitchen

Kroger Gift cards to purchase milk
Restaurant food items for Parish Kitchen
Desserts for Parish Kitchen
White socks (over-the-calf) with reinforced toe and heel
Blankets and sleeping bags

St. Joseph Apartments

Personal care hygiene products
Cleaning supplies
Diapers and baby wipes
Furniture
Restaurant gift cards for annual fundraising event

For more details on donating items from our Wish List, contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

Stock Transfer

Your gift of stock helps thousands of children, adults, and families in Northern Kentucky!

Making a gift of securities is easy, and you can avoid capital gains on appreciated properties, divest your portfolio of under-performing stocks and preserve your cash for other important needs while helping the thousands of clients served by Catholic Charities. You have two options, described below, for transferring stock to Catholic Charities.

Electronic Transfer to Catholic Charities

If you would like to make a gift by transferring stock, please contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116 for our broker and account information.

You will need to provide us with the following information:

  • Donor’s name and complete address
  • Name of stock and type (common, public, private, restricted)
  • Number of share or securities transferred
  • Date you intend to make the gift

Stock Held In Your Possession

If you have stock certificates in your possession, please sign one stock power for each certificate you (and any co-owners) intend to give Catholic Charities exactly as the name(s) appear on the certificates. You must have your signature(s) on the stock power guaranteed by a bank. Leave the remainder of the stock power blank. Please do not sign the stock certificates themselves.

The unsigned stock certificates should be enclosed in one envelope. The stock power should be enclosed in a second envelope. (We recommend sending the certificates by registered mail.)

Please include a letter to inform us of the details and purpose of your gift, duly notarized. Both of these documents should be sent to:

Catholic Charities
ATTN: Vicky Bauerle
3629 Church Street
Covington, KY 41015

If you have questions about transferring stock to Catholic Charities, please contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

Thank you for supporting our mission with a donation of stock.

Planned Giving- Will / Living Trust / Beneficiary

Help us to extend a hand and change a life for many more years to come!

There are many ways to support our mission, but when you plan a gift as part of your overall estate and financial plans, you help ensure that Catholic Charities will be here tomorrow to continue to provide resources to serve anyone who walks through our doors.

Planned Gifts through the advice of professional counsel offer various strategies that can help you save on taxes or increase your income. They offer opportunities to provide for yourself and /or your family while allowing you to support the mission and programs of Catholic Charities that embodies your values, and represents what’s most important to you, now and in the future.

Naming the individuals and charities that will receive your assets once you are gone can be a simple process. Most assets can pass to your intended beneficiaries as a bequest by the terms of your will. Bequests can take several forms such as:

  • Specific bequest - a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.
  • General bequest - property that is similar to all other items distributed, usually cash.
  • Percentage bequest - a stated percentage of the donor's estate.
  • Residual bequest - all or a portion of what remains of the estate after specific and general bequests are distributed.

Other assets, such as retirement plans, life insurance and insurance annuities, however, are not controlled by the terms of your will. These assets instead require separate beneficiary forms.

The beneficiaries of these assets can be easily modified at any time to meet your changing needs:

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Insurance annuities

If you have questions about naming Catholic Charities as beneficiary of any of these assets, please contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116.

Thank you for supporting our mission even after your lifetime.

United Way Partner Giving

Help SUPPORT Catholic Charities and United Way at the same time!

One of the reasons Catholic Charities is successful is teamwork. As a team, we gather our individual strengths to accomplish more than we can do alone. As a United Way partner, we would be honored to have you on our Catholic Charities / Live United team striving to make sure that everyone in our community has a chance for a better life.

Our agency partnership is powerful and allows us to share a commitment to delivering measureable results that advance the common good and change people’s lives. As a United Way Partner Agency, we help create, tackle and achieve Bold Goals for Our Region that we believe are fundamental to improving people’s lives. It takes the whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.

As a United Way Partner, Catholic Charities provides a broad range of direct services such as: Child & Family Services; Counseling Services, Housing Services, and Community Outreach without regard to status or income. You can make a gift during your company’s annual United Way campaign and designate Catholic Charities for all or a portion of your gift.

Contact Vicky Bauerle (859)581-8974 Ext. 116 for United Way Partner questions.D

Thanks for supporting Catholic Charities through United Way!

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.