238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
The Annual Bishop's Appeal offers the opportunity to make your gift and pledge payments online. Click here to donate.
Credit Card Gifts
You can use your MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card to make your Appeal gift, and take full advantage of your cardmember benefits.
Pledge Your Gift
If possible, please include your first month's payment when you mail your gift card envelope. An early commitment of a pledge will allow a monthly payment plan. An invoice will be sent the first week of every month. Donors are asked to complete their pledge within the same calendar year or by December 31.
Checks should be made payable to the "Annual Bishop's Appeal" and given to your Pastor in your gift card envelope, or mailed directly to:
2014 Annual Bishop's Appeal
Diocese of Bridgeport
238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606-2892
Please do not send cash through the mail.
Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
This can be arranged through your bank.
Gifts of Securities
Does Your Company Have a Matching Gift Program?
Matching Gifts May Double or Triple Your Appeal Donation!
Matching Gifts can be a great way to double or even triple your gift to the 2013 Beacon of Hope Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses!
|Step One||Contact your Human Resource or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a company Matching Gift Program.|
|Step Three||Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal when you turn in your donation.|
|Step Four||Fill out your matching gift application and return with your donation and pledge card by mail or during Beacon of Hope Weekend at your parish.|
The advantages of using matching gifts are:
Companies that Match
Abbey National Employee Services Inc.
D. L. Ryan Companies LTD.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Kraft Foods Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Lone Pine Foundation Inc.
Macy’s Foundation Matching Gift Program
MasterCard Matching Gift Program
MBIA Foundation, Inc.
MeadWestvaco Foundation Matching Gifts to Education
Meredith Corporation Foundation
Merrill Lynch Matching Gifts Program
Microsoft Giving Campaign
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Moody’s Foundation Matching Gift Program
Mutual of America
New Alliance Foundation, Inc.
Newgate Capital Management LLC
Northrop Grumman Litton Foundation
NYSE Euronext Foundation Matching Gift Program
Oce North America Matching Gifts Program
Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation
Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
PartnerRe U.S. Matching Gifts Program
PBG WINs Matching Gifts
Pension Service, Inc.
Pepsico Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Pequot Capital Foundation, Inc.
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Pharmacia Retiree Matching Gifts
Philips Matching Gift Program
Pitney Bowes Corporate Matching Gift Program
Plainfield Asset Management LLC
PPG Industries Foundation
Pratt and Whitney
Praxair Matching Gifts Program
Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Quest Diagnostics Matching Gift Program
RBS Greenwich Capital
Reader’s Digest Foundation Matching Gift Program
Rockefeller Matching Gift Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sarah Lee Foundation
Senior Care Managerment LLC
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Soros Fund Management Matching Gift Program
Survey Sampling International
Syncora Guarantee Services Inc.
Tauck World of Giving
TDK U.S.A. Corporation
Terex Matching Gift Program
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Time Warner, Inc.
Times Square Capital Management
Tiffany & Co. Matching Gift Program
Towers Watson (Perrin)
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
Tyco Employee Matching Gift Program
UBS Employee Giving Programs
Unilever Matching Gifts Program
United Technologies (UTC) Matching Gift Program
USTraditions Matching Gift Program (UST)
Wachovia Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Warnaco Foundation Matching Gift Program
Washington Mutual Matching Gift Program
Weeden & Company
Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program
XL America Matching Gift Program
If your employer is not listed, please contact your Human Resources or Benefits Department
to find out if your company has a matching Gifts Program.
Call us at 203.416.1312 for more information.