Supporting the Ministry

Your support is vital to our ability to bring the promise of hope, healing, wholeness and balance to those experiencing the blessings and brokenness of human life. There are many different ways to contribute to Chaplain Partnership. Each type of charitable gift is unique in what it does, the tax advantages it offers, and the most appropriate time to use it. The following lists the most popular ways to contribute. For more detailed information on these giving options, please contact Howard Chavalia at 216-737-0800, x205, or speak with your financial advisor. Chaplain Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Direct Gifts
A direct gift is when a donor gives an asset , such as cash, stock or real estate, directly to Chaplain Partnership. A donor who makes a cash contribution is eligible for an income tax deduction, while a donor who makes a gift of an appreciated long-term asset, such as stock, is eligible for an income tax deduction and can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Online Giving

Make a credit card donation online using our secure PayPal service. Simply click on the following button.

Send a Check

Mail checks to: Chaplain Partnership, 2401 Superior Viaduct, Suite 1, Cleveland, OH 44113

By Phone

To make a gift by phone, or for further assistance, please call our office at 216-737-0800, x205.

Planned Gifts


A bequest is when someone gives assets, such as stock, bonds and personal property, through his or her will.

Qualified Asset Beneficiary Designation

When a potential donor names another person as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement investment (401(k), TSA, IRA, etc.), the asset will be exposed to income taxes. These taxes can greatly reduce the amount the beneficiary actually receives. Instead, a donor can name Chaplain Partnership, which is not required to pay taxes. And by doing so, the donor’s estate receives a tax deduction at the donor’s death.

Charitable Life Insurance

Donors can use life insurance to make a donation in a number of ways. They can:

      • Transfer ownership of a contract they already have to Chaplain Partnership;
      • Purchase a new life insurance contract and name Chaplain Partnership as the owner and beneficiary; or
      • Designate Chaplain Partnership as the beneficiary of a contract they continue to own.

Charitable life insurance is an appropriate giving vehicle for most donors. If the ownership is transferred to Chaplain Partnership and Chaplain Partnership is the beneficiary, the premium payments may be tax deductible. All potential donors can use this method, regardless of age or the size of their estate.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Please contact Howard Chavalia at the Chaplain Partnership office, or your financial advisor, to discuss this option.


A gift to honor or memorialize a person is a great way to remember someone while helping our chaplains serve others. Our office will acknowledge all gifts in writing and will send a personalized letter to the honoree informing them of your gift.

Matching Gifts

You can increase your gift to Chaplain Partnership if your employer, or your spouse’s employer, has a gift-matching program that matches all or a part of qualifying donations. Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to determine if your employer (or your spouse’s) matches gifts.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent Financial has launched a charitable grant program called Thrivent Choice. The Thrivent Choice program allows members to direct financial support to organizations, schools and churches. The amount of Thrivent Choice Dollars each member can donate is based upon the type and amount of Thrivent products that one owns.

Please consider supporting Chaplain Partnership with your eligible Choice Dollars. To do this, simply notify Thrivent of the portion of your dollars that you would like designated for Chaplain Partnership. You can visit to register your request or call Thrivent Choice at 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836).

If you have questions regarding any of the above mentioned options, please contact Howard Chavalia at 216-737-0800, x205.