Year-End Giving

Many of our supporters choose to make a special year-end gift to St. Thomas Aquinas to honor family and friends, remember loved ones who have passed, support special funds (like Love Your Neighbor or our Msgr. Supple Endowment), and to be able to help more through the benefits of income tax deductions. Here are some helpful hints for making year – end gifts​:


Checks must be dated and postmarked by Monday, Dec. 31, to be counted in 2018. Checks may also be given in the Offertory Basket at Mass on New Year’s Eve or presented to the Parish Office before the building closes on Dec. 31. Please make checks payable to St. Thomas Aquinas Church & Catholic Student Center, and mail or deliver to:

St. Thomas Aquinas Church & Catholic Student Center

2210 Lincoln Way

Ames IA 50014

Credit Cards 
Gifts made by credit card must be placed no later than 11:59pm on Monday, Dec. 31, to be counted in 2018.

To make your credit card gifts online, please clink on the “Online Giving” link at


Planned Giving 
Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support our mission and can be made at any time. For more information, contact Joe Leisz, Development Director, 515-292-3810, (cell) 515-291-4402, (e-mail)

Gifts of Securities 
Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial for both St. Thomas Aquinas and you. Questions about donating securities should be directed to Joe Leisz at 515-292-3810 or

Stock Gifts are facilitated through St. Thomas Aquinas’s account at Edward Jones:

                Account Number: 396-09358-1-9

                Edward Jones DTC # 0057


Our direct contact at Edward Jones is Financial Adviser Mark Cahill, AAMS:

(515) 382-3041

1128 6th St
Nevada, IA 50201

Gifts of Real Estate 
Donated land, homes, and other types of real estate can help St. Thomas Aquinas in our mission of being gathered, transformed and sent. As per our gift acceptance policy (, St. Thomas Aquinas can only accept gifts of real property upon the review and approval of the Finance Council, which normally meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Joe Leisz at     515-292-3810 or

Gifts in Kind 
A gift of personal property includes equipment, cars, special collections, books, grain, works of art, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by St. Thomas Aquinas. Gifts in kind will be used to benefit the church as designated by the donor, in keeping with our gift acceptance policy. If you are interested in pursuing this type of gift, please contact Joe Leisz at 515-292-3810 or