Make your gift using the Diocese of Columbus’ secure, online giving portal to manage your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. You can choose to debit your bank account or charge your credit/debit card for a pledge with scheduled payments or a one-time gift. Join us today in providing the hope, charity and justice for so many in our diocese who are in need! Click here to donate now using the Online Giving Option.
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT) OPTION
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will continue to offer automatic electronic fund withdrawals of pledge payments through our BAA Managed Givers program. Managed Givers are those donors who have chosen to have the diocese manage pledged payments to the BAA. Payments are automatically withdrawn from their checking account, MasterCard or Visa, and directly deposited into the Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) fund account on a pre-determined schedule on either the 5th or 20th of each month. Discover Card, Diner’s Club and American Express are NOT accepted forms of payment.
Electronic Funds Transfer must be initiated with a pledge envelope or paper form because your signature is required. The EFT form can be downloaded by clicking the following link: EFT form, or you may contact your parish office or the Office of Development and Planning at 614-241-2550 or toll free at 1-877-241-2550 to request the necessary form or pledge envelope.
PLEDGE AND ONE-TIME GIFTS
If possible, please include your first month's payment when you make your pledge to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. An early commitment of a pledge will allow a monthly payment plan of 10 months. A reminder statement will be sent the first week of every month. Checks should be made payable to the "Diocese of Columbus - BAA" and given to your Pastor in your Bishop’s Annual Appeal pledge envelope in the pew, or print a pledge form (Pledge Form English, Pledge Form Spanish) and mail directly to:
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
198 E Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Please do not send cash through the mail.
Matching Gifts are a great way to double or even triple your gift to the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses! You can contact your Human Resource or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program. If you need more information, please contact the Office of Development and Planning at (614) 241-2550 or toll free at 1-877-241-2550.
GIFTS OF STOCK
A gift of appreciated stock is an easy way to make a significant contribution at a reduced cost to you. If you would like to make your gift to the Annual Bishop's Appeal in the form of stock securities, you may click here, or please contact the Diocesan Finance Office by calling (614) 224-1221 or by e-mail to Ann Sicker at firstname.lastname@example.org.