Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School
320 North Locust Street
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

Phone: (419) 523-3697

Paying It Forward

Many in our parish community who have preceded us have made great sacrifices to provide us with the church and school buildings we enjoy today. It’s time we pay that sacrifice forward to our next generation. Our campaign sets forth a vision of a thriving community not willing to stand still, but rather to move boldly forward into the future for the sake of the present, setting our next generation up for success

Methods of Giving


Pledges are commitments made in good faith but are not legally binding. We encourage you to consider stretching pledges over a three-year period to maximize the total amount of your support. This commitment can be fulfilled through monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual installments.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is the process of carefully selecting the best method and assets for making a charitable gift. Such a gift can enable you to take full advantage of the tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals. A bequest contained in your will is the most common form of planned giving 


Matching Gifts A matching gifts program provided through your employer or board membership may allow you to increase the value of your gift. Many companies match charitable gifts of employees, retirees or board members. Please remember that payments on pledges are deductible for income tax purposes as provided by law.


Gifts made by cash or check are the most common and will have an immediate impact on the finances of Sts. Peter and Paul. While the needs of the parish are urgent, we will gratefully accept gifts in various forms, including those described herein.

Life Insurance

You may donate to the campaign by making Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church the owner and beneficiary of your insurance policy.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are over 70 1/2 the IRS allows you to make a distribution directly from your IRA to  a charitable organization of up to $100,000 per year. These distributions are known as Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD). The result of these distributions is to in essence make a tax-free distribution from your Traditional IRA. Many of our parishioners that are over 70 1/2 that want to support our capital campaign may want to consider the QCD as a vehicle for making a contribution. There are specific requirements for making sure these contributions from your IRA qualify as a QCD. If you are older than 70 1/2 and are interested in taking advantage of the many benefits of making a Qualified Charitable Contribution from your IRA, please use the Donations of Securities and Cash Form and consult with your professional investment and tax advisors.

 Naming Opportunities

There will also be naming opportunities for our new school addition. We could name a classroom, office space, corridor, or parts of the structure for the donor (person or organization) who provided the funds for that part of the structure.


A gift of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can often be an advantageous form of giving.  You may donate stocks to the campaign by providing the Donation of Securities and Cash Form to your professional investment advisor.  Please notify Mary Kay Durliat, Parish Business Manager, of any donation prior to any stock transfer by calling (419) 523-5216.


Go Fund Me

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  • Parish School of Religion students and SPPS students will use this building.
  • We all are called to pray for vocations, but a recent national survey of Catholic archdioceses and dioceses (“YES WE CAN The Pathway to Vocations” by Walt Thome) discusses a direct correlation between vocations and Catholic school education. So, we have an opportunity to invest in something that will help answer our prayers.
  • Student achievement in Catholic schools is consistently higher than their public-school peers as indicated from standardized tests in math, reading and writing.
  • Catholic education is important because students learn just as much as public schools, but we tie our faith into our subjects to give us a better understanding of God.
  • Catholic schools teach us about our religious history, something that should be very important in a young catholic.
  • While many studies link the effects of building quality to academic achievement, other studies also tie building quality to student behavior.