Monasteries

Monetary Gifts
Monetary donations are the simplest way to support New Skete and can be used immediately for our current needs. Gifts may be made by personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash (not recommended by mail) or click on the Donate  button below to quickly and safely donate with your credit card. We are a 501[c3] organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.




 
To make a tax-deductible donation please make check payable to:


New Skete Monasteries
Mail to:
New Skete Monasteries
PO Box 128
Cambridge, NY 12816







Some individuals choose to make the monastics recipients of part of their tithes on a regular basis, either weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.  All gifts are promptly acknowledged and you may choose to remain anonymous with your contribution.
 
In-Kind Gifts
Often times our donors prefer to support us by donating tangible items. Please contact us
concerning our policy of accepting in-kind gifts. 

Gifts in Memory or In Honor of a Loved One 
A gift to New Skete is a wonderful way to honor a loved one on a special occasion or to memorialize 
a loved one as a celebration of their life. A card notifying the honored or the family of the deceased will be sent upon receipt of your memory/honor gift. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.
To make a memory/honor gift, please include: 
   • The name of the person being honored or memorialized. 
   • The contact information for the person to whom you would like a notification to be sent.  

Will & Bequests
Please remember us when making or revising your will. Your generosity means leaving a lasting legacy with New Skete. Often, a bequest can be arranged with a simple legal amendment to your existing will. Your attorney can help with specific wording that reflects your desires. 

Appreciated Assets
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds may be transferred to New Skete Monasteries. Check with your financial
advisors [attorney, accountant, etc.] to learn more about the tax advantages for you and your family. 

Life Insurance
Life insurance policies, whether paid up or by naming New Skete as beneficiary on a new policy, may be donated. Check with your financial advisor for tax advantages.

Retirement Assets
Naming New Skete as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement assets [IRA’s, 401K’s, etc.] is
another wonderful way to provide support for us and our future. Donating retirement assets may provide tax benefits, such as avoiding estate and income taxes that might otherwise be due if the assets were left to your heirs. 

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs)
A charitable remainder trust is a special tax-exempt entity and irrevocable. Charitable remainder trusts are an arrangement in which cash, appreciated securities or real estate are donated to us, but the donor (also called the grantor) continues to use the property and/or receive income from it while living. The beneficiaries receive the income and we receive the principal after a specified period of time. The donor avoids any capital gains tax on the donated assets, and also receives an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the remainder interest that the trust earned. In addition, the asset is removed from the estate, reducing subsequent estate taxes.

Upon termination of a charitable remainder trust, the remaining assets support New Skete.

*As with any estate planning decision, consult your legal, financial and tax advisors for advice and   information on applicable state and federal laws.
 
Volunteer
There are many ways to share in our lives; donations of your time, skills or talent or by helping us with various chores at the monasteries, is a gift we truly appreciate. We especially need help with cleaning and maintenance of the Holy Wisdom Church, as well as Spring and Fall clean-up of our grounds and gardens.

Share
Support New Skete by telling others about our community and invite your friends and family to visit our monasteries, sample our hospitality and share in our life and mission

 Participate
New Skete Monasteries invite your support and participation in our ministries. We seek creative ways to
share our lives with others and help to insure the future of our monastic community. You are always welcome
to join with us in:
~ Liturgical services:
~ Pre-sanctified Liturgy followed by soup meal on Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent; morning Matins, evening Vespers, Saturday evening Vigil, Sunday morning Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour; special Feast Day services throughout the year
~ Retreats
~ Group, Individual Directed or Private Retreat
~ Open House / Cambridge Balloon Festival in June
~ Annual Pilgrimage at the Feast of Transfiguration in August
~ Mission Sunday meal on Palm Sunday evening

Question and more information
Please contact New Skete Director of Advancement and Stewardship, Karen Gladstone at 518-677-3928 x214 or karengladstone@newskete.org should you have any questions regarding ways to support New Skete.

 

Support Us

Ways to give


 

Nuns of New Skete
Mail to:
The Nuns of New Skete
343 Ashgrove Rd
Cambridge, NY 12816

or

Call 518-677-3810 ext 111

Monks of New Skete
Mail to:
The Monks of New Skete
PO Box 128
Cambridge, NY 12816