Planned Giving

Planned gifts area a meaningful way to ensure the needs of St. Mary Catholic Parish are met both now and well into the future. Whether contributions are restricted for certain areas of need or projects by the donor or given as unrestricted gifts the Parish is extremely grateful to family members and friends who choose to leave a lasting legacy by making a planned gift.

Donors are encouraged to consult with a financial advisor, accountant, or attorney about structuring charitable giving in a way that best meets their philanthropic and financial goals. For proper identification of St. Mary Parish-Pinckney in legal documents, donors are encouraged to contact the Parish Office at (734)878-3161 or

See below for ways to provide futures support for St. Mary Parish:

A donor can reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes through a gift of appreciated securities. Please contact Joseph Perrone/Jennifer Edwards (800) 248-0487 at Morgan Stanley to discuss giving options to St. Mary Parish.

Retirees age 70½ and older can donate up to $100,000 tax-free from required IRA distributions annually when transferred directly from their IRA account to a specified charity. If donated, such distributions may be excluded as ordinary income from federal income tax. This may be especially attractive for retirees not needing IRA-distributed income for current living expenses. Be sure to consult with your tax advisor before making such financial decisions and to request information on Qualified Charitable Distributions. For more information, contact (734) 878-3161.


On Dec. 18, 2015, the President of the United States signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. The new law made the IRA charitable rollover retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015 and will remain in effect permanently. Donors 70½ or older are eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income tax on the money.