WAYS TO GIVE

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GIVE BY CREDIT/ DEBIT CARD

The quickest way to make your gift to Paradisus Dei is to give online.

You may use this online form to make a one-time gift or to set up recurring monthly gifts, and we will be able to match your gift to your Program Class for contribution levels.

While completing the online giving form, you will do the following:

• Indicate if this is one-time gift or a monthly-recurring gift.
• Designate how your gift is to be used under Appeal by selecting one option from the drop-down box.
• Be able to add a note to clarify your gift. For example, I would like to make a monthly gift for 36 months.

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GIVE BY ECHECK OR BANK TRANSFER

Paradisus Dei now can accept gifts electronically from your bank account. Giving this way is efficient and it increases your gifts to the ministry by eliminating credit card fees of 3% or more.  Electronic giving is especially easy to use for monthly giving.

To set up an electronic gift to Paradisus Dei, start by clicking the button above.

Next, enter the amount of your gift and select eCheck or Bank Transfer in the Payment Type field.

The following information is necessary to process the gift:
Frequency of Gift (monthly or one-time)
Bank Account Type (checking or savings)
ABA Routing Number
Account Number
Bank Name
Name on Bank Account

Please note that if you would like to stop your electronic payments, we must receive the request in writing.  You may email your request to development@paradisusdei.org.

If you have any questions regarding electronic giving, please contact the Development Office at development@paradisusdei.org or 281-974-3687.

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GIVE BY PHONE

Call 281-974-3687

If you prefer to make your gift with a credit card over the phone, please call the Development Office at 281-974-3687 between the hours of 8:00-4:00 Central time. Please have the following information ready so we can contact you with any questions:

• Credit card number
• Expiration date
• Daytime phone

We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.

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GIVE BY MAIL

Paradisus Dei
ATTN: Development Office
P.O.Box 19127
Houston, TX 77224

You may also make your gift by mailing a check made payable to Paradisus Dei.

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HOW TO MAKE A STOCK GIFT

Notify the Development Office of your intent to make the gift with the following information:

Donor Name
Address
Phone Number
Type of stock you will be giving
Number of shares
Date you intend to make the gift

To Transfer Stock, please complete the Stock Gift form and provide it to your broker and copy our Development Office at development@paradisusdei.org.

In order to promptly and accurately credit a stock gift to a donor, the stock transfer must include the donor’s name and address. Without this information, we are unable to identify the donor.

If your broker requires more information, please contact:

Marci G. Ross
Morgan Stanley
marci.g.ross@morganstanley.com
713-993-2702
2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1800
Houston, TX 77056

Gift Acknowledgement

Once we have received the gift and matched it to a donor, we will send an acknowledgement letter stating the valuation of the gift and that the donor received no goods or services in exchange for the gift.

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GIVE BY DONOR ADVISED FUND

Paradisus Dei accepts gifts in many forms, including gifts from Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs). However, please note there are some restrictions for DAF giving.

• DAF grants may not be used to satisfy a pre-existing pledge, but they can be used for outright gifts to the organization.
• Internal Revenue Code specifies that DAF grants may not be used to purchase a ticket or table at a fundraising event.

It is advised that you make sure your gift intentions meet the requirements or guidelines of your fund before making a grant recommendation.

Commonly, donors will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to make a grant recommendation from Donor Advised Funds.

To support Paradisus Dei, please enter #06-1699099.

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GIVE BY BEQUEST

Paradisus Dei is grateful for bequests to ensure the ministry will continue to serve men and families around the world.  You can include Paradisus Dei in your legacy by providing a gift of cash or securities in your will, either as a designated sum or as a percentage of your residuary estate. Making a legacy gift can be advantageous to your estate planning, plus it will ensure that Paradisus Dei has the resources to continue strengthening families for years to come.

Donors who make a planned gift will be recognized in the Gaudium et Spes Society.  The Society is aptly named because it means joy and hope, which is what legacy gifts will allow Paradisus Dei to bring families in the future.  Society members will receive:

  • personal updates from the CEO and President Steve Bollman
  • an invitation to an annual event in Houston
  • special invitations for pilgrimages with the ministry

Communicating Your Charitable Wishes

If you have provided for Paradisus Dei in your estate plans, but have not previously notified us of your intentions, please contact the Development Office at 281-974-3687 or development@paradisusdei.org.  Sharing your wishes allows us to express our gratitude during your lifetime, ensures your wishes will be met, and assists us with long-term planning.  It also allows us to help you with the language and nature of your gift.

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted expendable gift to Paradisus Dei

“I give [describe dollar amount or proportion of residuary estate] to Paradisus Dei, Inc., a Texas nonprofit corporation, to be used for general purposes to support its ministry and operations.”

Sample bequest language for a restricted expendable gift to Paradisus Dei programs

“I give [describe dollar amount or proportion of residuary estate] to Paradisus Dei, Inc., a Texas nonprofit corporation, to be used for the benefit of [designate TMIY, Missionaries to the Family, What Is Love? or other specific ministry program].”

Endowment gifts to Paradisus Dei

Donors who are considering an endowed gift should contact the Paradisus Dei Development Office at development@paradisusdei.org before executing estate documents because there are minimum amounts and specific language required for these gifts.

Disclaimer: The information provided is intended to assist you with charitable gift planning; however, it is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such.  Please contact your legal advisor or financial advisor for assistance to make gifts.  Our Development Office will be happy to work with your advisors.