“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.”

St. Ignatius Loyola

On Giving

The former Wall Street financier Felipe Propper talks with our Director of Development, Erin Pick, about his faith, his family’s philanthropic traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, and the community he cherishes at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he has been a parishioner since March 1963.

Where the Money Goes

Your contributions are the lifeblood of this Parish. They “keep the lights on” and support our 34 ministries and the work of our essential staff. Here’s a breakout of our operating expenses for Fiscal Year 2020.

Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Expenses

Numbers are in $1000

Media Access Initiative

All across the world, COVID has forced people to connect more, digitally—and we know our livestreams will remain popular long after this modern-day plague recedes into history.

That’s why we’re investing in a new A/V broadcast system that will enable us to begin livestreaming not just some of our Masses, but all of them—as well as most other activities in Wallace Hall and the main Church that make this Parish special.

Please join us in our effort to raise $550,000 in contributions this year and next to enable our Parish to “wire up” for all of the new and expanded ways we wish to connect as a community to live our faith, support our families’ needs more widely and serve God more broadly now and in the years ahead.

To make a contribution to the Media Access Initiative, please click here.

Ways to Give

Our donors have done some pretty amazing things to raise money for our Parish. And they're thinking of new things to do every day. What will you do?

Cash or Check

Drop your envelope into any collection box inside the Church, leave it with reception, or mail it to:

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Virtual Offertory

Join our growing community of parishioners who are going online to make their regular offertory contributions, paying in weekly, monthly, or annual amounts.

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Text a One-time Donation

Text GIVE to 1-855-939-3919 and make a gift in less than 90 seconds.

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Naming Opportunities

Make a donation in the name of someone dear to you, and we will honor that contribution with a special card or engraved plaque bearing her/his name.

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Shop Our Store

Whether a hand-crafted pottery mug, water bottle, or cloth face mask, support our parish with your online shopping. All proceeds support our Ministries.

Visit Store

Friends of Music

During this challenging year, we have redoubled our efforts to keep music in our Masses and our hearts, online and in Church. Please help support our Music program.

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Annual Appeal

This annual fundraising drive—held each autumn and spring—helps to offset the significant operating costs of the Parish.

Give Now

Securities, DAFs and IRAs

Make a charitable gift through your donor-advised fund or make a gift of appreciated securities, entitling you to a tax deduction.

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Design Your Own Campaign

Be creative. Organize a bake sale, an art show or 5K run to benefit a program or ministry of your choice and we’ll highlight in the newsletter.

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St. Lawrence O'Toole Legacy Society

A planned gift to the Church of St. Ignatius leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.  

The majestic church that we know today has the humblest of origins. In 1851 Irish immigrants pooled their resources to build a church uptown. They named this humble wooden structure the Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole in honor of their patron saint. We have named our legacy society to honor our founders and the rich foundation that they provided so many years ago.

Today, we invite you to join the St. Lawrence O’Toole Society by remembering the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in your estate planning.  You will be honored by receiving a commemorative gift and an invitation to two annual events –an autumn lecture and cocktail reception and a private Mass and special breakfast in Wallace Hall each spring.

Click here for more information on the Society of St. Lawrence O’Toole.

Membership in the St. Lawrence O’Toole Society is for anyone who has remembered the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in their estate.

Explore Your Charitable Options

Make a Bequest in Will or Living Trust

A bequest to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola through your will or living trust is the most common planned giving vehicle. They are easy to arrange, will not affect your current lifestyle, and may be changed depending on your life circumstances.

Click here for more information on types of bequests.

Retirement Plan Assets

You may also name The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits.

To make a charitable gift from your retirement plan, simply enter the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola’s name and TAX ID 13-1623956 on the Change of Beneficiary form, available from your plan administrator.

Insurance Policies

You can make a gift to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola of a life insurance policy you already own and may not be needed or by purchasing a new policy and naming the church as a beneficiary.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A CGA is a win-win. You make a gift to the parish and in return, you receive a fixed amount of income for the rest of your life. The minimum gift is $25,000; $35,000 for two lives.

This program is administered through the Archdiocese of New York by the Bank of New York.

Helpful Resources

If you are considering a bequest to the Church, here is some suggested wording to take to your attorney:

Sample Bequest Language: 

I/we ________________,  give and bequeath to The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, located in New York, New York [Tax ID#36-2518129], the sum of $__________ (or description of the specific asset, or state a percentage) to be used for its general purposes.”

Legal name and address

The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

980 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10028

TAX ID number


For more information, please contact Erin Pick, Director of Development, at [email protected]


This information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered professional financial or legal advice.  An important part of making a planned gift is the consultation with your own legal and financial advisors to help guide you through the process.