Please Consider Supporting Wyoming Catholic College at Year-End
As many of you know, the past year has been an historic one in the life of the College.
- Our website changed to .edu, the final step in being recognized as an officially accredited institution.
- We celebrated Commencement in May with Bishop David Ricken, one of our three founders, who spoke to the College’s largest graduating class to date, the forty-two members of the Class of 2019.
- We appeared once again in the annual edition of the Newman Guide to Catholic Colleges—no surprise, since Wyoming Catholic has been a member since the very first edition.
- We welcomed the fifty-four young men and women of the Class of 2023, a group representing twenty-four states and the Republic of Ireland.
- We welcomed two new professors and a Byzantine chaplain.
- We released our newest promotional short, “Wyoming Catholic College, Born in Wonder.”
- We secured EWTN’s Fr. Mitch Pacwa to be our 2020 Commencement Speaker.
- And, most momentously of all, we partnered with Notre Dame Federal Credit Union to provide a long-term student loan solution, ensuring a future free of federal funding.
Of course, I’m delighted with all of this good news, but considerable challenges lie ahead. We continue to provide a significant amount of financial aid to many of our students, so there will always be a significant difference between what our students can afford and what it actually costs to keep the College fully-funded. And that means we must continue to rely—with gratitude—on the generosity of our benefactors in order to provide this extraordinary education.
As the year draws to a close, I turn to you once again. Please consider supporting the College, its students, and its unique educational vision with a year-end gift.
2019 has been a year of great blessings for Wyoming Catholic College. With God’s grace—and with your support—2020 will be even better, as we continue on our path toward stability, sustainability, and growth in this coming year.
Yours in Christ,
Glenn C. Arbery, Ph.D.
STOCK GIFTS: Appreciated securities may be transferred to the College at any time. By donating shares, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation, while deducting the full fair market value of the security at the time of the gift. To transfer stock, please provide the following information to your broker. Account Name: Wyoming Catholic College • Account Number: 2667-9281 • DTC Number: 0075
IRA GIFTS: If you are 70½ or older, you can gift up to $100,000 annually from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Wyoming Catholic College without having to pay income taxes. This giving vehicle is known as the IRA Charitable Rollover, but may also be referred to as a qualified charitable distribution (or QCD). These gifts count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD), but do not increase your adjusted gross income or generate a tax bill. For more information, visit www.wyomingcatholic.edu/ira.
THE SIMEON SOCIETY: This society was created to honor those men and women who have named Wyoming Catholic College as a beneficiary of their wills, living trusts, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, gift annuities, or charitable trusts. Through these gifts, they are ensuring the College’s success far into the future. Visit www.wyomingcatholic.edu/legacy to learn more.