Cash or Cash Equivalent

A gift of cash is the simplest way to give. Cash gifts may be given as: (1) a one-time payment, (2) a pledge to be fulfilled at a later date or over a specified period of time (e.g. monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) or (3) a recurring (continuous) gift given at regular intervals (e.g. monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) without an end date.  Payment options include check or other cash equivalent, including credit/debit card charges, electronic fund transfers and physical delivery of cash.Give Now

Vehicle Donations

Relevant Radio® accepts donations of automobiles, trucks, vans, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, boats and trailers. You can reach the Vehicle Donation Program by calling 1-888-906-9069 . You can also donate your vehicle online.  More information about this program can be found on the Vehicle Donation Page

Gifts of Marketable Securities (Stocks – Mutual Funds)

Transferring a gift of long-term appreciated stocks, those owned for more than one year, can provide significant tax advantages by allowing you to deduct the fair market value while paying no capital gain tax.  Today, most stock transfers are easily made electronically from your broker account to the Relevant Radio account. Please call 1-877-291-0123 and ask for Peggy Thordarson if you would like to know more.


Selling your stocks first and donating the proceeds may cause you to miss out on these tax benefits. Selling depreciated stock and donating the proceeds may also be tax advantageous to some, since you can generally claim the reduced value as a “loss” in your tax filing, in addition to the income deduction for the cash proceeds. We highly recommend you seek the guidance of a professional financial planner/advisor, attorney or accountant to determine the arrangements that best serve your financial needs and philanthropic goals.

Whether you are electronically transferring stock, mailing a stock certificate or giving a mutual fund gift, please notify us.  Knowledge of your gift allows us to track its progress, assign your gift correctly and provide you with an acknowledgement letter for your tax records.

Planned Giving

A planned gift* to Relevant Radio will bring you the comfort of knowing you are continuing to provide resources to the Church and your family, helping them to deepen and to grow in the Faith for generations to come. Your planned gift to Relevant Radio will also impact the spiritual lives of countless souls. In gratitude for your generosity, Relevant Radio will enroll you in its St. Nicholas Legacy Society.

More information about Planned Giving

*Important: There are many planned gift options.  Since each of these options is personal in matter, we highly recommend you seek the guidance of a professional financial planner or advisor, estate planning attorney or accountant to determine the arrangements that best serve your financial needs and philanthropic goals.  When designating Relevant Radio for any of these options, you should refer to our legal business information as it appears at the bottom of this page

Fraternal Legacy Rider

Catholic Order of Foresters (COF) offers you a way to have a tremendous impact well beyond your lifetime with the Fraternal Legacy Rider. When you include the Fraternal Legacy Rider on eligible life insurance policies from Catholic Order of Foresters, you name a qualified Catholic organization, like Relevant Radio, to receive an additional 5% of the policy’s death benefit at no added cost to you. The financial impact of the Fraternal Legacy Rider is a remarkable way to establish your legacy in the Catholic community while protecting your family’s financial security.  For more information, go to or contact Mark at 855-696-2085 to speak about your personal needs and how you can leave a legacy to support Relevant Radio.  Be sure to let us know if you added Relevant Radio as a beneficiary, and we will enroll you in our St. Nicholas Legacy Society.

Catholic Order of Foresters is a Catholic fraternal benefit life insurance society established in 1883. Headquartered at 355 Shuman Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60563-8494. Phone: 800-552-0145. Recruiting: 855-696-2085. Web: We are licensed in 32 states and Washington, D.C. NAIC #57487. Code: 20-09-003 (4/20)

Direct Gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

There can be considerable tax advantages to making a “qualifying charitable distribution” (QCD) from a Traditional or Roth IRA directly to Relevant Radio. Also, these distributions can potentially count towards an account’s “required minimum distribution” (RMD). Please consult with a tax advisor or financial planner to better understand the requirements and benefits available under the current tax code.

Employer Matching

Many companies offer matching donations for their employees’ charitable donations, oftentimes as much as dollar-for-dollar.  It is generally as simple as filing the appropriate forms with your HR department before committing your donation to us.

Other Ways to Give

  • Donor advised funds
  • Private foundations
  • Charitable trusts

Legal Information


Beneficiary: Relevant Radio
Federal Tax ID: 39-2003067
Legal Name: Relevant Radio, Inc
Legal Address: 680 Barclay Blvd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Toll Free Number: (877) 291-0123