Some other ways you can support the House include:

Planned Giving

Planned giving is another unique way to provide assistance to the Retreat House.

A planned or deferred gift may be made at any time and will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the future of the Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House.

Bequests can be made by:

  • Naming the Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House in one’s will
  • Donating closely held stock
  • Donating real estate
  • Donating paid up life insurance

Each of these types of giving increases the Retreat House financial stability and also, possibly return tax savings to the donor.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match contributions in whole or partial percentages of a donor’s gift to a charitable organization. This would allow you to possibly double your already generous gift to the Retreat House.

Convenient pre-printed forms supplied by your employer and signed and filled out by you should be included with your contribution to the Retreat House.

Stock Options

This donation option “Cashless Stock Option” enables you to contribute any portion of your stock portfolio to the Retreat House through a no-cost transaction.

Proceeds are then applied to our operational budget to help with subsidizing the retreat costs.


Grants are another source of funding for the Retreat house. We search for the best possible avenues of grant support by being aware of the interests and expectations of those grantors willing to advance our mission and supplement our program operations.