Donate to the Casa Easily and Securely Online
The Franciscan Renewal Center — the “Casa de Paz y Bien” or simply, “the Casa”— is a 501 c 3 nonprofit dedicated to spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and service to others in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Financial gifts are needed each year to sustain the Casa’s many ministries and 25-acre campus.
Donations can be made:
By phone: Call Sarah Priveé at 480.355.0357 or Sue Force at 480.355.5631
Online: by selecting from the categories below
Mail: (check made payable to “Franciscan Renewal Center) Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Unsolicited online and mail-in gifts are directed to the Casa’s general operating budget to support the greatest needs during the year.
To earmark your gift in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact Sarah Priveé sarah(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org or Sue Force sue(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org to be sure we properly acknowledge your tribute.
Tau Society Pledge Payment
Online shopping at any time of the year supports the Franciscan Renewal Center too! Shop through Amazon Smile and know that 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to this Casa.
Great Tax Saving News for those 70 ½ and over!
Individuals over 70 1/2 years of age should be aware that they must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from their IRA each year. The amount distributed from the IRA is reported as income to the recipient and is included on their tax return along with other taxable income. The tax code, however, allows individuals to direct all or part of their RMD to a qualified charity, meaning that the amount of that distribution will not result in any taxable income. We encourage those of you in our community who are over 70 1/2 to consider making a donation directly from your IRA to the Franciscan Renewal Center – this may be used for pledge payments, liturgical gifts, endowment, one-time gifts or other purposes. This would be a great way to save some tax money and support the Casa. Be sure to check with your tax advisor to see if this works well for your individual return.
Other ways to give:
Fry’s Community Rewards Program
You can support the Casa when you shop at Fry’s Food Stores. Sign up for Fry’s Community Rewards Program and select the Franciscan Renewal Center as your charity of choice.
Employer Matching Gifts
Does your employer match your charitable contributions? If so, you can double your impact at the Casa. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses to qualified 501 (c) 3 organizations. Before making your contribution, find out if your workplace will match it. If they do, kindly let us to know, as employer payments may arrive separately and without your name. We want to be sure to thank you! Questions? Contact the Sustainability office.
United Way Workforce Campaign
Does your workplace participate in the United Way? If so, you can make a contribution to the Casa from each paycheck. Simply check “Restricted Contribution” or “Option C” on the United Way pledge form and write in “Franciscan Renewal Center” as the agency of your choice. Thank you!
The Casa is grateful for all gifts of time, talent & treasure. If you would like to find ways to give of your time and talent as a volunteer, click here to explore opportunities.