Ways to Give

Supporting the CUES School System

There are many ways to contribute and support the campaign for the CUES School System. Pledges are commitments made in good faith, but are not legally binding. Pledges are encouraged to be made over a five-year period. A commitment may be fulfilled through monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual installments. Gifts are made to the CUES Fund. The CUES Fund supports the CUES School System.

Did You Know: That Supporting the CUES School System has Tax Benefits?

If You Take the Standard Deduction:
The CARES ACT allows you to take a tax deduction for cash donations of up to $300 when made to qualifying charities and this credit was extended to 2021. This means, if you give up to a $300 donation to a qualifying charity like us, the amount of your donation will be added to the standard rate of deduction, resulting in an “above the line” deduction. Not only was this deduction extended into 2021, but it was also updated so joint filers can now receive a deduction worth up to $600.

If You Itemize Deductions:
The CARES ACT allows you to take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for contributions to qualifying charities (like CUES) starting in 2020. This deduction was extended into 2021, raising the limit on tax deductible charitable giving from 60% of a taxpayer’s AGI to 100%.

If You Are a corporation:
The CARES ACT allows businesses a tax deduction of up to 25% of their AGI for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020, an increase from 10%. This deduction has also been extended for 2021.

Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

To discuss your gift, please contact Bob Glow or Ruth Henneman at the CUES Fund.

Bob Glow
CEO/Executive Director
bobg@cuesomaha.org
402.451.5755×17

Ruth Henneman
Chief Development Officer
ruthh@cuesomaha.org
402.451.5755×21

Other Ways to Give

You may mail a check to the CUES Fund office – 2207 Wirt Street Omaha, NE 68110. You may also give us a call at (402) 451-5755. Online donations are also an option. Online donations are securely processed automatically using the credit card information you provide. You may make your online donation a recurring, tribute or monthly gift. You may also allocate your gift to the CUES Fund, Sacred Heart, All Saints or Holy Name.

Monthly Giving

Monthly donors are the backbone of support for the CUES School System. Counting on your generous gift helps us plan for the future and ensure quality education in our schools. Monthly donations are securely processed automatically on the first of each month using the credit card information you provide.

Tuition Assistance Scholarships

Tuition Assistance Scholarships allow your gift to directly go to students who need help covering the cost of tuition. Your gift may be allocated to tuition assistance at the CUES School of your choice or the CUES School System as a whole. Please contact the CUES Fund office: 402-451-5755 for more information.

Stocks

Making a gift of appreciated stock is one of the most advantageous forms of giving for tax purposes. You can write off the value of the stock as a gift, plus avoid capital gains taxes. The gift is valued as the fair market price of the stock upon trade.

For stock transfer information, please contact Ruth Henneman at the CUES Fund, ruthh@cuesomaha.org

Planned Giving

Creating a will is the easiest and most effective way to provide security for your family and ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish. Many donors choose to remember the CUES Fund in their will while also providing for their loved ones. Your gift will provide access to a quality education for low-income students – 100% of your bequest will support the students.

There are numerous other vehicles available to you as you plan for the future. Visit with your attorney or tax advisor to learn which option best fits your goals.

If you have included CUES Fund in your estate plans, please let us know. If you have questions or would like more information about how to include CUES Fund in your planning, please contact Ruth Henneman at the CUES Fund, ruthh@cuesomaha.org

Matching Gifts/ Corporate Drive

Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and employees’ spouses. Contact your employer’s human resources department for more information. CUES Fund Federal Tax ID#: 47-0818922.

Memorial/Tribute

A good way to support the efforts of the CUES School System is to honor the memory of your loved ones by enrolling them in the CUES Memorial Society. Your gift will reflect their vision of a better world through education. After receiving your gift,  a letter will be sent to the family of the deceased. Then, in November of each year, you and the family of the deceased will be invited to celebrate a special liturgy for all those enrolled in our Memorial Society.

At our special liturgy we light a candle for each of our loved ones.  It is a perfect symbol.  By remembering those who came before, we light a path for the next generation.

In addition, you may honor someone by recognizing them on a special occasion: wedding, anniversary, graduation or birthday by sending a tribute gift

Amazon Smile

By shopping via Amazon Smile, you can also support CUES at no extra cost to you! Simply by selecting CUES, 0.5% of your purchase goes back to CUES courtesy of the Amazon Smile Foundation.

Just log onto Amazon Smile and it will redirect you to a page where you can choose your charity of choice. In the search bar type in CUES. CUES will pop up and then select CUES. Agree to the terms and continue your Amazon Shopping experience! With every one of your purchases, you are directly benefiting Omaha’s inner-city youth!

By clicking on the button below you can log in and begin the process of choosing CUES as your Amazon Smile charity of choice today!

Memorial/Tribute Listing

Annual Donor Listing