Ways to Give

Your generosity to Clergy Trust has an immediate impact on the health and well-being of our priests as they build stronger communities both within and beyond the walls of our parishes.

Give Virtually

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paying by check

All checks should be made payable to “Clergy Trust” and mailed to 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.


monthly sustained giving

Sustained giving minimizes administrative costs and maximizes your impact. You can cancel or make changes to your monthly donation at any time. Click here to start your recurring gift now!


Matching gift program

Many employers offer Matching Gift Programs to current employees and even retirees. Check your employer’s program and requirements to see if you can double the impact of your gift! (Clergy Trust Tax ID #45-3995881).


Updating your credit card information

To update your lost or expired credit card information, call the Clergy Trust office at (617) 746-5725, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.



Gifts of stock

You may make a gift to Clergy Trust by transferring stock or shares of a mutual fund. You will receive credit for the full current market value of your stock on the date of transfer toward your pledge. If you have held the stock for more than one year, no capital gains will be paid by you and the full market value can be counted as a charitable gift for income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm your eligibility based on personal circumstances.

Instructions on making a gift of stock can be found here: Letter of Intention to Donate Stock and Stock, Bond and Mutual Fund Donation Instructions


Gift from an IRA charitable roll-over

A direct qualified transfer from your IRA to Clergy Trust will count towards your required annual IRA minimum distribution and be excluded from your gross income. To qualify for these benefits:

  • You must be age 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift; and
  • Your gift must be made directly from your IRA to the “RCAB Clergy Benefit Funding Trust” (Tax ID #45-3995881); and
  • You must designate Clergy Trust for the use/purpose of your gift.


Make a planned gift

You can make a planned gift to Clergy Trust in many ways, including:

  • Bequests: designate a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property through your will or trust.
  • Life Insurance: name Clergy Trust as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy.
  • Retirement Plans: name Clergy Trust as a beneficiary of an IRA or 401(k) plan.

If you would like more information regarding making a gift to Clergy Trust, please contact Maryellen Barrett at (617) 746-5725 or click here.

James MacDonald

  • Current Senior Advisor, Fidelity Investments focusing on strategic initiatives.
  • 20+ years as Executive at Fidelity Investments with a proven track record of developing strategies and growing businesses, while delivering long-term financial performance in highly competitive markets.
  • Many years in technology including Athena Health, State Street Corporation, and Bank NY Mellon
  • Longtime parishioner of Holy Family Parish, Duxbury
  • BS, University of Massachusetts; The Wharton School Executive Development Program, University of PA

Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty

  • Ordained a Priest in May 2005
  • Currently serves as Pastor of St. Oscar Romero Parish in Canton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Swampscott, St. Patrick Parish, Natick
  • Before entering the seminary, Fr. Rafferty earned his law degree at New England School of Law and worked many years as a lawyer
  • Undergraduate degree from Boston College

Rev. J. Michael Lawlor

  • Ordained a Priest in May 1973
  • Currently serves as Pastor of The Church of St. Paul in Hamilton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. Joseph Parish, Needham, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Lynnfield; St. Ann Parish, Peabody; St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers; St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury
  • Has served on the Archdiocese’s Presbyterial Council, the College of Consultors, the Board of Trustees for Saint John Seminary, and several other Archdiocesan committees

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The Clergy Trust Team and Board of Trustees thank Cardinal Seán for his unfailing commitment to his brother priests and his enthusiasm in working with laity over the last 20 years, creating a lasting legacy on the Archdiocese of Boston and the future care of our clergy.

For his loving ministry, his servant leadership, and his gracious collaboration, we are eternally grateful.

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