FAQ


General FAQ
Parish/School/Ministry/Not-for-Profit FAQ
Giving/Donor FAQ
Arch/Diocese Partner Contacts


About Us


#iGiveCatholic was founded in 2015 as a giving day that kicks off the charitable season and brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back. In that same spirit, #iGiveCatholic Together was launched in March, 2020 to address the looming financial crisis facing our parishes, schools and ministries, and to accept much needed donations on an ongoing basis for these organizations due to cancelled Masses and fundraising events.  This platform will remain activated indefinitely to accept donations from individuals and businesses in support of our Church across the country. 

#iGiveCatholic is a bishop-led initiative in partnership with lay leaders in Catholic philanthropy.

You can find our most recent 990 here.

Directors: Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, and Most Rev. Joseph R. Kopacz

Officers: Cory J. Howat (president), Scott Whitaker (vice-president), and Regina Templet (secretary/treasurer)

Staff: Julie Kenny (national program director)

Senior Advisors: Josephine Everly and Callie Combs Kamath


General Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is #iGiveCatholic Together?

#iGiveCatholic Together is an online giving platform where individuals and businesses can give back to support the parishes, schools and ministries that have impacted them throughout their lives.

It is also an opportunity for Catholics to affirm our faith as disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing our gifts out of love for God and one another. The goal of #iGiveCatholic Together is to inspire the Catholic community to come together as faithful stewards and to "Give Catholic" in this time of great financial need.

If your diocese is interested in being part of #iGiveCatholic Together, contact Julie Kenny at julie@igivecatholic.org.


Q. Who can participate in #iGiveCatholic Together?

All 501(c)3 parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries affiliated with a participating diocese are eligible to participate. Please consult your dioceses’ contact person at the bottom of this section for more information.


Q. How does it work?

#iGiveCatholic Together is an online platform with searchable profiles of participating parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries from participating dioceses. All donations will be processed through iGiveCatholic.org. Anyone can donate to his or her favorite ministry on any day of the week, at any time.


Q. What is the difference between #iGiveCatholic Together and the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day?

#iGiveCatholic Together

For Catholics, generosity and giving have a profound meaning. In this time of great need in our world, our country, our communities, and especially in our parishes, schools and ministries that give so much to us, we come together to give back. We must do our part, and share a portion of what we've received in order to build the body of Christ and share His love with the world...one soul at a time. #iGiveCatholic Together asks the faithful to consider making a one-time or recurring gift to their favorite parish, school or ministry so, together, we as Church can respond to the great need in our communities as a result of the pandemic. Gifts can be made through #iGiveCatholic Together site at any time of day, on any day of the week.

#iGiveCatholic Giving Day

The first #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday was held in 2015 within the Archdiocese of New Orleans, led by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, then Secretary of the USCCB, and orchestrated by the Catholic Foundation for the Archdiocese for 112 of their parishes, schools and ministries. They  wanted to encourage Catholic philanthropy and promote best practices in stewardship and development within all organizations of the Archdiocese. Their results were astounding, and the Giving Day has continued to grow in many ways throughout these past five years. As each of us reflect with grateful hearts on how blessed we are, we naturally want to give back to God from that deep sense of gratitude. Inspired into action by our grateful compassion, the faithful unite every year on #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and this year December 1, 2020. On each #iGiveCatholic Giving Day, we share what we can with our favorite Catholic organizations to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, and preserve our Catholic heritage for future generations. Gifts can be made through the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day site beginning at midnight on November 16 through 11:59 pm on December 1, 2020.


If your diocese is interested in joining #iGiveCatholic for the annual Giving Day, contact Julie Kenny at julie@igivecatholic.org.



Q. What are #iGiveCatholic social media sites I can follow?

News and updates will be posted regularly to #iGiveCatholic’s social media sites:


Q. Are there sponsorship and funding opportunities?

Absolutely! We would love for you or your organization to join us as an #iGiveCatholic Together sponsor or funder! We have great opportunities for you to get involved. Email julie@igivecatholic.org to learn more.



Parish, School, Ministry, Not-for-Profit FAQs


Q. What organizations are eligible for #iGiveCatholic?

All 501(c)3 parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries affiliated with a participating diocese are eligible to participate. Please consult your dioceses’ contact person at the bottom of this section for more information.


Q. What does it cost a parish/school/ministry/non-profit to participate in #iGiveCatholic Together?

The host diocese has paid a platform fee so organizations within those dioceses can participate at for no charge.


Q. How can I get my organization to participate?

If your organization is a member of a participating diocese, but is not mentioned or found in the site search, consult your diocesan contact person who can help you get your organization set up to receive donations.

Q. When will my organization receive its donations?

If you indicate a bank account number in your online registration profile, your organization will receive all donations via ACH distribution within 5 business days. If your organization is being sponsored by your diocese, meaning you do not have a viable bank account with which to receive funds via ACH or your diocese has indicated that it will accept donations for disbursement to its participating organizations, you will be sent your donations via check from the diocese.


Q. Does my organization need to send letters to donors for their tax deduction?

No. Donors immediately receive an email from #iGiveCatholic Together confirming their gift. Note that all donations must be 100% tax deductible (no additional benefits.) However, this tax receipt is not a "thank you." 


Q. Will my organization receive donor information for acknowledgements?

Yes. Organizations have access to donor information through a donations report that can be accessed in your “Admin Dashboard” and downloaded to a .CSV file which can be imported into census or donor management programs. To log in to your Admin Dashboard, go to iGiveCatholic.org and click “Menu” in the top right hand corner of the page. A drop down menu will appear. Click “Log In” to enter your email and password. 


Q. I have technical questions - who can answer them?

#iGiveCatholic Together has partnered with the giving day platform, GiveGab. On the iGiveCatholic.org website, use the blue chat bubble on the bottom right-hand corner of any page to ask questions. You can also email questions@igivecatholic.org.


Giving/Donor FAQs

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone can donate! Because it is so much easier for people to give online to their favorite ministry from wherever they are in the world, most people will donate by this method. The site is mobile friendly and can be easily accessed for donations by your mobile devices.


Q. Can I give through #iGiveCatholic Together any time? 

Yes. Anyone can donate to his or her favorite parish, school or ministry on any day of the week, at any time through igivecatholic.org.


Q. Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. All donations are tax-deductible and irrevocable and will be for the designated use of your chosen charity.


Q. Do donors receive a tax receipt from the school, parish, ministry, or not-for-profit?

Online donors will immediately be sent an automatic tax receipt for their gift via email from #iGiveCatholic Together. If donors do not receive an email receipt, they should check their email “spam” folder, or the organization receiving the gift can resend one, or the donor can go back into their account and send one.


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

Yes. The minimum online donation is $10.


Q. Is there a maximum gift?

No, there is no maximum donation.


Q. Can a donor give to multiple organizations?

Yes! Donors have the option of visiting the different organization profile pages of the organizations they wish to donate to and make separate donations all in one transaction through the Gift Basket option.


Q. What if a donor can't find their favorite nonprofit on the website?

If the donor can't find the organization they want to donate to on the iGiveCatholic.org website, they are not participating in #iGiveCatholic Together.


Q. Are there fees associated with donations to #iGiveCatholic Together?

All donations will be paid to the chosen ministry net the payment transaction fees. ACH fees total 2% plus $3.00. Payment transaction fees total 4.2% plus $0.30. Of this fee, 2% is for the platform technical support, technology and security costs, and 2.2% plus $.30 are the credit card costs. Donors have the option to cover these fees at the time of donation, and they will receive a tax deduction on the full donation amount.


Q. Can I make my donation using my cell phone or other mobile device?

Yes. The site is mobile friendly and can be easily accessed for donations by your mobile devices.


Q. What if I notice a transaction error?

Donors who notice a credit card transaction error must notify #iGiveCatholic by emailing questions@iGiveCatholic.org within 30 days.


Q. I have questions - who can answer them?

#iGiveCatholic Together has partnered with the giving day platform, GiveGab. On the iGiveCatholic.org website, use the blue chat bubble on the bottom right-hand corner of any page to ask questions. You can also email  them at questions@igivecatholic.org.


Diocesan Contacts

Questions for the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day Team. Please contact the following individuals in your foundation or at your arch/diocese for more information:

Archdiocese for the Military Services
Salvador Perez,
Director of Advancement Office
advancement@milarch.org
Archdiocese of Anchorage
Laurie Evans-Dinneen
Director Office of Stewardship and Development
ledinneen@caa-ak.org

Archdiocese of Atlanta
Juliet Greco
Director of Major and Planned Giving The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
jgreco@cfnga.org
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Teresa Meyer 
Director of Stewardship Communications 
tmeyer@catholiccincinnati.org

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Kathryn Robards
Marketing Coordinator Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas
krobards@archkck.org
Archdiocese of Mobile
Shannon Roh
Director of Development and Stewardship Office for Development
sroh@mobarch.org

Archdiocese of New Orleans
Callie Combs Kamath
Marketing and Communications Officer Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
ckamath@ccfnola.org
Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Elizabeth Dominick
Office of Stewardship
edominick@archdiosf.org

Archdiocese of Washington
Darlene Cruz 
Development Associate
Cruzd@adw.org
Diocese of Alexandria
Cole Churchman
Director of Development
cchurchman@diocesealex.org

Diocese of Austin
Margaret Kappel
Associate Director of Stewardship Stewardship and Development Office
margaret-kappel@austindiocese.org
Diocese of Baker
Mark French
Director Office of Stewardship
mark@dioceseofbaker.org

Diocese of Baton Rouge
Tamika Edwards Raby 
Office of Stewardship
traby@diobr.org 
Diocese of Biloxi 
Dave Wyrwich
Director Office of Development
dwyrwich@biloxidiocese.org

Diocese of Boise
Margaret Hampton
Coordinator Office of Development
mhampton@rcdb.org
Catholic Community Foundation, Diocese of Cleveland
Linda Corcoran
Manager Donor Relations & Communications
lcorcoran@catholiccommunity.org

Diocese of Columbus
Andrea Pannell
Episcopal Moderator Office of Development and Planning
apannell@columbuscatholic.org
Diocese of Dodge City
Eric Haselhorst
Director Office of Stewardship
lehaselhorst@dcdiocese.org

Diocese of Erie
Michelle Basista
Director Office of Development Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania
mbasista@cfnwpa.org
Diocese of Gaylord
Kelly Lauster 
Director Office of Communications 
KLauster@dioceseofgaylord.org

Diocese of Grand Island
Kory Koralewski
Director Office of Stewardship and Development
stewardship@gidiocese.org
Diocese of Helena
Glenda Seipp
Director Stewardship and Annual Giving Services
gseipp@diocesehelena.org

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Amy Ponson
Executive Director The Catholic Foundation of Southeast Louisiana
aponson@htdiocese.org
Diocese of Jackson
Rebecca Harris
Director Catholic Foundation
rebecca.harris@jacksondiocese.org

Diocese of Knoxville
Allison DiGennaro
Assistant Director Stewardship and Strategic Planning
adigennaro@dioknox.org

Diocese of Lafayette
Margaret Trahan
Director Office of Development
mtrahan@diolaf.org

Diocese of Las Cruces
Susan Roberts
Director Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation
sroberts@rcdlc.org
Diocese of Lexington
Bobbi Silver 
Director of Development 
bsilver@cdlex.org

Diocese of Lubbock
Rachel Martinez
Director Stewardship Office
rmartinez@catholiclubbock.org
Diocese of Marquette
Terri Gadzinski
Executive Director Office of Stewardship and Development
tgadzinkski@dioceseofmarquette.org

Diocese of Memphis
Jim Marconi
Director of Development
jim.marconi@cc.cdom.org
Diocese of Nashville
Ashley Linville
Director Office of Development
Ashley.Linville@dioceseofnashville.com

Diocese of Richmond
Margaret Keightley
Executive Director Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese of Richmond
mkeightley@richmonddiocese.org
Diocese of Salina
Beth Shearer
Director Office of Stewardship and Development
beth.shearer@salinadiocese.org

Diocese of San Angelo
Steve McKay
Finance Officer Office of Finance
smckay@sanangelodiocese.org
Diocese of San Diego
Manny Aguilar
Director Office of Stewardship
maguilar@sdcatholic.org

Diocese of Shreveport
John Mark Willcox
Director of Development and Public Relations Office of Stewardship and Development
jwillcox@dioshpt.org
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Dr. Gene Aug
Director Development and Properties
gaug@dioscg.org

Diocese of Stockton
Martha McCoy
Office of Development and Stewardship
MMcCoy@stocktondiocese.org