There are many worthy causes calling for support these days, and all sincerely in need of funds. The last ten months have created unprecedented challenges for non-profits everywhere, and the opportunity to support such valuable institutions through these uncertain times is a wonderful way to begin this Advent season. As the president of an institution whose very existence depends on the generosity of others, I think of #GivingTuesday as a wonderful opportunity to remind our friends and benefactors of this College’s great mission.
The education we offer here in Lander cannot be replicated in a virtual world; it cannot exist in an online, filtered setting. Wyoming Catholic College immerses students in the reality of nature and in the challenges of our greatest traditions. This experience is real, and therefore it attracts joyful students, resilient and committed young people, and forms them into men and women—real leaders—who are essentially grounded in the truth of things. Our students engage with the world as it is. They are prepared to transform it—and they approach the task with faith, with hope, with love.
As the last few months have shown us with terrible clarity, the concerted effort to undermine truth and promulgate a false “reality” has been tremendously destructive. Wyoming Catholic’s education directly counters this cultural destruction. And so, I ask you to join the faculty, staff, students, and families of Wyoming Catholic this #GivingTuesday. Please consider a gift in support of this vital educational adventure; your generosity will help us face what lies ahead with confidence in the resources of the good.
May God bless you.
Glenn C. Arbery, Ph.D.
IRA GIFTS: If you are 70½ or older, you can gift up to $100,000 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. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com or call 307.332.2930 to discuss. Visit www.wyomingcatholic.edu/legacy to learn more.
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