Do you need to take a Minimum Required Distribution from your IRA?  

Please consider a tax-deductible gift to St. Leo’s.  You can designate the Parish and its ministries, or the Food Pantry.  Direct your donation to:

St. Leo the Great Church
2573 Saint Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH  45225

Charitable Giving Ideas to obtain your greatest tax benefit:

Bunching:  The standard deduction has been greatly increased, making it more difficult to itemize deductions. Consider bunching your contributions (and other itemized deductions) into one tax year.

Securities:  Gift Securities that have increased in value instead of selling and incurring a capital gain. Sell securities that have decreased in value, take a tax loss and donate the cash.

IRA Distribution:  If you are over age 70 ½ use your IRA to gift directly to charity. The distribution is then not taxed to you and you need not itemize deductions.

Donor Advised Fund:  Set up a charitable fund. It can be funded with appreciated securities or cash. Use to accelerate or bunch donations, then contributions may be made over several years.

Above Line Deduction: New for 2020. Individuals, who do not itemize deductions may now deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions.

As always, taxes can be complex. Be sure to consult your tax advisor for your individual situation.

Help support our many spiritual and corporal acts of mercy by shopping at Kroger's. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card. 

You will still receive your mileage points and other customer rewards, while you support St. Leo's!

Register online at:

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with St. Leo the Great Church after you sign up. Enter St. Leo's # KC265 or search for St. Leo the Great Church.

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St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

Make an Online Donation

Click here to make a one time donation, or set up a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gift to be deducted from your banking account, or to charge your gift to your credit card.  You can choose to give your weekly offering, to support St. Leo's greatest need, or to support a specific ministry: Food Pantry, Burundi Ministry, Guatemalan Ministry, English As A Second Language, Presentation Community Garden, Fresh Start Foods urban garden, St. Leo's Parish Nurse Ministry.  Click here for more information about online giving.

Weekly Offerings
St. Leo's depend on your weekly offerings to provide for daily operations as well as support all of our ongoing ministries.  These donations can be made either through the use of your collection envelopes or through electronic transfer of funds.

Gifts of Cash
The most common and easiest method of making a gift is by cash or check.  A gift of cash entitles you to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. 

Please make your check payable to:  St. Leo Church, or use the Printable Gift Form.

The maximum deduction allowed for gifts of cash in one year is limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Any amount given in excess of this limitation can be carried over and deducted for up to five subsequent years.  We are happy to provide an end-of-the-year financial statement for tax purposes upon request.  Please call 513.921.1044 or email 

Direct Payment
Set up a direct payment from your checking or savings account on a regular basis.  This is a convenient and easy way to make your gift and spread it our over the course of the year.

Make A Pledge
A convenient way to support St. Leo is to make a pledge to be paid in a manner that is most convenient for you.  We are happy to send reminders on a regular basis or you can set up a direct payment from a checking or savings account. 

Please use the Printable Gift Form.  

Your gift to is a caring way to remember a special person, or mark a special occasion.  We are happy to send notification of your thoughtfulness to loved ones you wish to honor, birthdays or anniversaries you wish to celebrate, or to the family of those you wish to remember. 

Please use the Printable Gift Form. 

Matching Gifts 
Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar! A great way to increase your donation is through your employer.  Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value.  Check with your company or visit our online directory of matching gift companies to find out if your company will match your contribution.  If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources office.

For Matching Gift Directory, click here:   Matching Gift Companies.pdf

Once you have determined that your company matches donations, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human resources office and send it with along with your gift to the address below:

Nicole Cummings
Development Director
2573 Saint Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH  45225-1960

Do you need to take a Minimum Required Distribution from your IRA?  
Please consider a tax-deductible gift to St. Leo’s.

You can designate St. Leo as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, retirement plan, charitable remainder trust and other vehicles. These are wonderful ways to provide a substantial gift and to provide estate tax savings for your heirs. 

It is safe and appropriate to consult an attorney who is experienced in probate matters to draft your will.  Such professional preparation is particularly important if your financial situation is complex or there are special family or tax concerns.

Review your will once a year; any changes need to be carefully executed.  Simply crossing out or adding names and amounts will usually not legally change your will.

If you would like to include St. Leo Church in your will, our legal name is:  St. Leo the Great Church.

A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is often the most economic way to give.  You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and will not have to recognize the appreciation as a capital gain. 

Click here for information about making a gift of securities:  How to Give Securities to St. Leo's

Tax Information
Federal and state laws on income and inheritance taxes encourage charitable giving. All contributions to St. Leo the Great Church are deductible for those who itemize their taxes.  We are happy to provide an end-of-the-year financial statement for tax purposes upon request.  Please call 51-921-1044 or email  

If I can ever assist you in any way, please feel free to contact me.

Nicole  Cummings
Development Director
2573 Saint Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH  45225-1960

¡Gracias!    Murakoze!     Thank You!

We are deeply grateful for your continued and generous support.

May our gracious God fill you with every blessing!