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Giving Heart Day is Thursday, December 8, 2022. Support our mission of forming priests, deacons and lay leaders to be heralds of the New Evangelization according to the Heart of Jesus. 

Join us in honoring this special #givingHEARTday! 

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary has designated December 8 as Giving Heart Day. This day of giving is in support of the mission of forming priests, deacons, and lay leaders for service in the Church.

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  • It’s not December 8, 2022 yet – can I make a donation?
    Yes, you do not have to wait until December 8 to make your gift. All gifts made on the #givingHEARTday site will count toward our #givingHEARTday totals.
  • Is my online gift secure?
    Yes, Sacred Heart Major Seminary uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register with us online. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the personal information you send us in conjunction with your registration. Sacred Heart Major Seminary has partnered with Blackbaud, a leading payment processing company in higher education, to provide secure credit card payment processing. Sacred Heart requires full compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standards) of any vendor or service provider engaged by the seminary transacting, processing or otherwise handling cardholder data. Blackbaud is independently certified at the highest level of security (Level 1 PCI DSS).
  • Is my gift tax deductible?
    Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a tax-exempt educational institution under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • How do I get a tax receipt for my #givingHEARTday donation?
    You should receive an email from us immediately after you make your donation to acknowledge your gift. We will also mail an IRS substantiation letter by January 30th.
  • How can I contact staff professionals?
    Please contact Emily Berschback, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, at 313.596.7424
  • How can I make a gift of Stock/Mutual Funds?
    To make a gift of stock to Sacred Heart Major Seminary, please contact Jim Thomas (313) 596-7408 or the online contact form to notify us of the name of the company/stock, ticker symbol, number of shares, and approximate date of transfer. This allows us to identify you with the transfer and have the proceeds directed to the appropriate fund.
  • Can I designate my #givingHEARTday gift for a different fund or program?
    Yes, you can direct your gift to a specific seminary program that is meaningful to you. You can select from a list of funds or indicate your preference when completing the donation form. For more details about available gift designations, contact The Office of Mission Advancement at (313) 596-7424.
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