Planned Giving

Contact: Jackie Sutton, Development Director at 740-965-1358 ext 123.

Planned Giving creates future opportunities for St. John Neumann Church, while
balancing your own personal financial goals and achieving significant tax
benefits. Prayerfully determining what gift is right for your personal situation
is as important as deciding to make a gift. There are many ways to give:

  • Naming St. John Neumann as a bequests through your Will and Trust
  • Gifts of Appreciated Assets (stocks, properties, etc.)
  • Charitable Gift Annuities (fixed income for life)
  • Gifts of Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts & Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Endowments
  • Scholarships

For more information please visit The Catholic Foundation at

Create a gift plan today by contacting us at the parish office at
740-965-1358 ext 123 for more information.

Donor Advised Funds

Many of our parishioners have a Donor Advised Fund through the Catholic Foundation.  This fund invests your charitable gift to grow tax-free for future giving.  A Donor Advised Fund allows you to give to multiple Catholic or public organizations from one account with flexibility and administrative convenience.  If you are over 70 ½ , consider gifting your required minimum distribution to benefit St. John Neumann.

You Can Help Bridge the Gap

The Catholic Foundation recently launched a new initiative to help ‘bridge the funding gap’ for these organizations. The Bridge the Gap program offers crowd-sourced financial support to organizations that, due to limited available funds, saw grant requests go unfulfilled.

Bridge the Gap is a collaborative effort between The Catholic Foundation and an innovative donor, who was inspired to create a platform to showcase the many needs throughout the diocese. Hosted on, it is a database of organizations that applied for grants, but received only partial or no funding. As part of the initial grants process, The Catholic Foundation vetted each organization to ensure their alignment with Catholic teachings and beliefs. Currently, over 300 requests for funding are listed on the site.

Join the St. Martha Giving Circle Today

The St. Martha Giving Circle is a new initiative dedicated to bringing Catholic women together to raise awareness and funds for organizations in the Diocese of Columbus. A giving circle by design, this group will leverage a pooled fund to have a greater philanthropic impact on the selected organizations.

Throughout the year, The Marthas will gather to learn about organizations and their needs, and decide together which projects to fund. There will also be opportunities to share ideas, serve with one another and, of course, plenty of time to socialize.



St. John Neumann Catholic Church

9633 East State Route 37

Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740.965.1358


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