Development and Planned Giving

The Benedictine Sisters have always depended upon the generosity of our donors, friends, and relatives.  You can assist the sisters and their ministries by making a gift to Mount St. Scholastica, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your gifts are tax deductible. 

Ways to Give:

Gift of Cash:

The most common way to give is to simply write a check to Mount St. Scholastica.  Cash gifts are deductible and the sisters provide an end of the year receipt as required by the IRS for taxes.

By mail:  

Send check or money order to:       

Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB    
Director of Development      
Mount St. Scholastica      
801 South 8th Street      
Atchison, KS 66002

By credit card:  

Donate online or call our Development Office at 913-360-6215 and provide:  credit card type, number, expiration date, amount of gift and the name on the card. If you would like to donate to the Dooley Center Library, click here. 

Recurring Gifts:

Electronic Funds Transfer Program is the easier and less costly way of making your monthly or quarterly gift to Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica. To learn more contact Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB at 913-360-6215 or

Gifts in Honor of or in Memory of a Loved One:

A gift may be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The person’s name will be listed in our annual report in our Threshold magazine. Upon request, a card will be sent to the person being honored or to the family of the deceased.

Matching Gifts:

Some employers will match charitable gifts. Please check with your Human Resources office. If there is a form to be completed by the charity, please send it to Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB.

Gift of Stock or Mutual Funds:

Shares of stock or mutual fund bonds can be donated to the sisters. These gifts can bring a tax benefit for you and a gift to help others and the sisters. To learn how to transfer stocks to Mount St. Scholastica, contact Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB, at 913-360-6215 or

Gift from your IRA:

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Mount St. Scholastica and receive tax benefits in return. Contact your financial advisor for information.

Donor Advised Funds:  

You can set up a charitable savings account by transferring assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You receive tax benefits and can decide how often and how much is donated to charities. Contact your financial advisor for information.


Benedictine Sisters
Mount St. Scholastica
801 S. 8th St.
Atchison, KS, 66002
Tax ID: 48-0548363