Thank you for your interest in giving a lasting gift to Holy Family Catholic School! When we opened our doors more than 20 years ago, we did it with a promise to the Diocese of Boise that we’d be a forward-funded school not subsidized by the parishes.  We also promised to offer a Catholic education to every child who desires one, regardless of their ability to pay. 

We’ve kept these promises, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. That’s why your gift is so important.  Here are some of the ways you can leave a legacy for HFCS, while also benefitting your family:


A cash donation is the simplest and easiest way to make a gift.  A cash gift provides you with a charitable income tax deduction, which means savings on your tax return.

Stocks and Bonds

A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is another easy way to benefit HFCS.  This type of gift allows you to avoid paying capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

Retirement Assets

Designating HFCS as the beneficiary of your retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to give because, as a charity, HFCS is not taxed upon receiving the gift.  We’ll benefit from the full value of your gift, and you will receive an estate tax charitable deduction. 

If you no longer need your life insurance policy or it will no longer benefit your survivors, consider gifting it to HFCS. You can also designate the school as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy when you pass away.  Either way, you will receive an income tax deduction, respectively, for your gift. 

Real Estate
Donating your appreciated real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) to HFCS can make a great gift.  You will avoid paying capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

Memorials & Honoraria

Preserve the memory of a deceased family member or friend through a one-time memorial gift to HFCS. Or, give a similar gift to honor someone you love or know while they are still living with an honorarium.

Please consult with your attorney or tax professional before making a gift to HFCS.  If you have questions, please contact Lee Lamb, HFCS Development Director, at (208)765-4327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .