Financial Options for Donation

Ways to Donate & Make Your Gift

There are almost as many variations on ways to make a donation as there are needs to be met. Explore this section to discover new ways to make a gift that also take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your family.

Pictured at top: “The Sunday before the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (7 October) is traditionally designated Rosary Sunday, and the Dominican custom is to distribute blessed roses for the sick, and to dispel ill spirit and humours. Here, roses are being given out after Sunday Masses at the Priory church of St Albert the Great in Edinburgh.” by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Gifts of Cash

Sustaining donors (who make recurring-payment gifts) are remembered in a special way each month as members of our Sowers’ Circle Monthly Giving Program.  Ongoing monthly support allows us to better set our budgets and provides consistent sources of revenue for the advancement of our preaching apostolates.  Become a monthly donor by going online and entering your payment information in our secure online form, click.


Send your gift by check or send your credit-card information to:

Dominican Foundation
141 East 65th St
New York, NY 10065

Checks should be made payable to the Dominican Foundation.


Use your credit card to make a single-payment or recurring (monthly, quarterly, annually) payment gift using our secure online form: click here to donate today.


To pay by credit card via phone, please call (212)-535-3664.


Under Internal Revenue Code regulations, a donor advised fund cannot be used to satisfy a personal obligation (i.e. pledge).  Doing so could subject you and the managers of your fund to penalties, including, but not limited to, excise taxes and disqualification of the fund as a tax exempt entity.  Prior to making a grant recommendation to the Dominican Foundation, please ensure that your intentions meet any guidelines or requirements of your individual donor advised fund as suggested by your fund’s managers.  For additional information or questions, please contact Catherine Scalera at the Office of Planned Giving at (646) 350-0156, or by email at

If needed when making a grant recommendation, provide the EIN (employer identification number) of the Dominican Foundation:  26-3273636. This EIN may be used for gifts supporting any of our apostolates, including our young men studying for the priesthood, care for elderly Dominicans, and our mission efforts overseas.

Gifts of Securities 

The Dominican Foundation welcomes gifts of both marketable and closely held securities. Questions? Contact Barry Clark at (646) 350-0116 or via email


Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made.  You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciation.


Gifts of stock in closely held corporations may result in substantial tax benefits in the form of charitable deductions and avoidance of capital gains taxes. Closely held securities can be especially attractive in funding charitable remainder trusts or charitable remainder lead trusts. Because special regulations apply to gifts of this kind, we encourage you to consult your tax adviser and the Foundation’s planned giving staff when considering such a gift.


When planning to make a gift of securities to the Dominican Friars, please notify our gift processing office by calling (646) 350-0116 or email Barry Clark at


To transfer securities to the Dominican Friars electronically, please provide the following instructions to your broker.  The securities will be transferred directly into the Friars’ gift account at Merrill Lynch.

14877910501_5723fc529e_oPlease advise your broker that you would like to transfer securities to the account of The Dominican Foundation.  The contact information for that account is:

Fidelity Brokerage
Our Fidelity Brokerage Account Number: Z47948045
DTC Transfer Number:   0226


Corporate Matching Gifts

Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match the gifts of their employees to nonprofit institutions such as the Dominican Foundation. Matching-gift benefits can double, sometimes triple, the value of your gift, while supporting the same program that you support, and are credited to you. Retirees, employee spouses, board members and officers are included in some programs, so inquire about eligibility. Gifts of securities, in addition to gifts of cash, are also often eligible for matching.

Inquire with your Human Resources representative to determine whether your current employer matches charitable contributions.  If they do, they will most likely provide a matching-gift form for you to complete and send to us, signed, with your gift. We will do the rest.

It is important to note that some companies require that their matching gifts be utilized for non-religious purposes, be directed to a program that is non-denominational in nature, and does not espouse a specific faith.  Although we are a religious group, the Dominican Friars do fund programs that are of benefit to the broader community and thus meet those requirements.  If you believe your company may have this kind of restriction, please contact our Office of Planned Giving at 646-350-0108 to learn more about how best to present a matching-gift request to your employer.

If requested by your employer, use the EIN (Employer Identification Number) 26-3273636.

If you have already sent your gift, it may not be too late to qualify for matching dollars this year, so check in with your employer today.

Send a completed matching-gift form to:

Dominican Foundation
Attn:  Office of Planned Giving
141 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 350-0156
Email: Catherine Scalera

Note: Information found on this page is intended to provide general information and is not intended as legal advice nor should be relied upon as such.