“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Most of us know Winston Churchill’s famous saying, but when it comes to giving to St. Camillus, are you aware of the many opportunities available to give?

Here’s a quick look at opportunities to support St. Camillus:

Write a Check

Donating to St. Camillus is the most common method for giving, often on an annual basis. Gifts of all sizes from $10 to $10,000 and up, in cash, stock or other property can be used by St. Camillus immediately. Because of our 501(c)(3) status, these gifts are income tax deductible.

Become a Friend of St. Camillus

Someone once wrote ‘You gotta have friends’ and we couldn’t agree more! The Friends of St. Camillus is a volunteer group, whose goal is to ‘enhance the daily quality of life of the many residents and patients of St. Camillus, to assist St. Camillus in fundraising, service projects, and other activities to improve the facility, services, care, and programs available to people in our community.’ For just $15 per person (or $10 for persons over 62), you can become a member of this dynamic group that presents annual events such as the ‘Spring into Summer’ Fashion Show & Luncheon and the Sock Hop Under the Stars! For more information about joining, please call 315-703-0818.

Make a Planned Gift

Many supporters of charitable organizations would like to give more money if they could afford it. Donors can arrange a planned gift now by arranging a gift following their death.

Use a Retirement Fund

By filling out a change of beneficiary form, you can name St. Camillus the beneficiary to a portion of your income tax deferred IRA or 401(k) retirement plan.

Include a Charitable Bequest in Your Will

Do not forget about St. Camillus when you make your will. Work with your lawyer to include a charitable bequest or a revocable living trust.

Establish a Charitable Fund

Talk to your banker or investment advisor about setting up a special savings or investment account earmarked charity.

Make an Employer Matching Contribution

A contribution made by an employee to a not-for-profit organization that is matched by a contribution from the employer multiplies the gift you make. You can even encourage your co-workers to join in the giving. Ask your Human Resources department about employer matching contributions.

Support our Special Projects, Initiatives, and Events

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events, such as our Celebration of Giving Gala. Every February, we are one of several area organizations that benefit from ticket sales and sponsorships of the Syracuse Auto Dealers Association’s Charity Preview. When you purchase tickets to any of these events, all funds raised directly benefit our residents and patients.

For more information about supporting St. Camillus, please call 315-703-0732.