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.

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.


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
Restaurant food items for Parish Kitchen
Desserts for Parish Kitchen
White socks (over-the-calf) with reinforced toe and heel
Blankets and sleeping bags
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

St. Joseph Apartments

Personal care hygiene products
Cleaning supplies
Diapers and baby wipes
Restaurant gift cards

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. For Stock Transfers contact:

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

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.

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.

The Diocese of Covington Catholic Charities USA