Planned Giving

Lasting Impact

You have the power to make a gift to Holy Family that will have a lasting impact on our students. Planned gifts support the school while providing tax and income benefits to you and your family. We encourage you to consult with your attorney, financial advisor, or tax professional before making a gift to HFCS.

With A Planned Gift

  • Make a more significant charitable gift than you thought possible.
  • Take care of the financial needs of your family first.
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a lower tax cost.
  • Reduce your income tax and even avoid capital gains taxes.
  • Diversify your investment portfolio.
  • Increase income and effective rate of return.
  • Leave a legacy without giving up assets.


Lee Lamb – Advancement Director

3005 W. Kathleen Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815




Planned Gifts To Meet Your Goals


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

Stocks & 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 your life insurance policy beneficiary when you pass away. Either way, you will receive an estate 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

Honor or remember a friend or loved one with a gift that deepens their relationship with our faith community and forever connects them to the generations of children who will walk the halls of Holy Family Catholic School.

Honorarium:  Honor someone special while they are still living with an honorarium gift to HFCS.

Memorial:  Preserve the memory of a deceased family member or friend through a memorial gift to HFCS.

Your honorarium or memorial includes a personalized card sent to the honoree or deceased person’s family, as well as their name displayed on our donor wall.


An endowment is a permanent fund comprised of a gift that, when invested, generates interest income that becomes a funding source for a designated purpose in perpetuity. Creating an endowment fund for Holy Family Catholic School will provide a lasting gift that will support our mission to provide excellence in education, spiritually, academically, and physically – for the whole person, thereby nourishing the gifts uniquely given to each by God.” 

How to Create an Endowment Fund

Gifts of $10,000 or more to Holy Family Catholic School can be used to create a designated (restricted) or unrestricted endowment fund.

Designated Endowment Fund

A designated endowment fund is a fund that is established when a donor signs an agreement with Holy Family Catholic School specifying the name of the fund and designating its intended beneficiary and use. The beneficiary and intended use of the fund must support HFCS’ mission. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a designated endowment fund.

Unrestricted Endowment Fund

An unrestricted endowment fund is a fund that is established when a donor signs an agreement with Holy Family Catholic School specifying the name of the fund without designating a specific beneficiary or use. The HFCS administration will determine how the income from unrestricted endowment funds is used in accordance with HFCS’ mission. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a named unrestricted endowment fund.

Your Gift Matters

Holy Family Catholic School needs YOU! Our loyal and supportive community is what makes us special. We strive to keep our tuition affordable for our families and remain committed to ensuring that every family can attend our school regardless of their ability to pay tuition. We host fundraisers, seek grants, build partnerships, encourage volunteerism, and spend responsibly to ensure every dollar counts. Please consider sharing your time, talent, treasure, and prayers with Holy Family Catholic School!

“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain”

John 15:16