A Gift That Honors a Life
Memorials and Tributes
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Cathedral High School, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Memorial Opportunities to Honor a Friend or Loved One
A permanent bench provides a functional option that offers an enduring way and enhances the beauty of the Cathedral High School campus. Benches have proved very popular locations for students to study while providing an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the campus.
A charitable contribution of $2,500 covers the expense of the bench and the engraving of a special message.
Planting a tree to remember a loved one adds to the campus beauty while also memorializing a loved one or friend of Cathedral High School. Cathedral will work with you to establish an appropriate location and tree to honor or memorialize someone. In addition to the tree, a bronze plaque will mark the location with a special message. A charitable contribution of $1,250 allows the school to acquire the tree and the brass marker plaque.
Have the name of a friend or loved one added to our brick patio. A charitable contribution of $500 allows a brick to be inscribed. Each brick can include the individual’s full name and class year.
For more information about memorial options, please contact:
Abbe Ernstes, Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Phone: (317) 968-7348
5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Cathedral High School for its tireless efforts to better his community.
Sarah decided to make a gift to Cathedral High School in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Cathedral High School thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
Learn How to Fund It
You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:
- Contact Abbe Ernstes at (317) 968-7348 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Cathedral High School.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to Cathedral High School through your estate, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Cathedral Trustees, Inc.
Address: 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226
Federal Tax ID Number: 35-6254955