Ascension Church

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We are grateful for our generous donors and rely on your support.

Since our founding in 1890, Ascension Catholic Church has served as a place of sanctuary and celebration for the people of North Minneapolis.    We chose the phrase “Life in Abundance” to capture and express the flourishing vitality of our community. Our ministries serve as a beacon of hope in the North Minneapolis and create reality that brings a future full of hope to those we serve and the entire community.  Ascension Catholic School is our largest ministry; we provide quality education for more than 300 students so they can make an incredible transformation from poverty to abundance. Every day, we put into action the phrase our pastor, Fr Michael O’Connell, uses to bring meaning to stewardship: “To give gratefully, generously and graciously back to God from the gifts that God has so generously and graciously given to us.”

There are many ways to make a financial gift to Ascension Church or School.  All gifts to Ascension are tax-deductible.

  • Online
  • By mail: 1723 Bryant Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55411 Please make checks to Church of the Ascension, and indicate if you would like the gift to go to where it is most needed, the church or the school
  • Over the phone: Laura Wagner 612 424-6206

Choose from many kinds of gifts

Monthly Giving

Being a sustaining supporter of Ascension’s mission is easy.  You can set up an account for gifts to be withdrawn automatically each month from your checking account or credit card in the amount you choose. These monthly contributions help us to better plan and direct more dollars to our mission by reducing processing time and paperwork. Our secure, automated program is an easy and convenient way for you to personally play an ongoing role in helping to bring a future full of hope to Minneapolis’ North Side.  You can change your contribution amount at any time or skip a payment when necessary.

  • Enroll online.
  • Print and mail the Electronic giving form (a signature is required) to: Church of the Ascension 1723 Bryant Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55411 Attn: Judy Romanowich Smith
  • Call Judy at 612 424-6207 M-F 8:30 – 4:30 CST.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Making a gift to Ascension Parish or School is a powerful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting Ascension’s vision for Life in Abundance. Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift to:

  • Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings.
  • Honor or remember a loved one, colleague or special friend.
  • Provide recognition for achievements or milestones.
  • Offer a holiday gift for colleagues or business partners.

Ordering a plaque to be placed in our Peace Garden is another way to honor a deceased loved one.

Stock Gifts

Donating stock to Ascension  is a meaningful, effective way of support. It makes good financial sense, too. Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings.  Ascension welcomes all stock and mutual fund transfers, with no minimum requirements. Stock brokers require instructions in writing. PLEASE NOTE: We recently moved to UBS Financial Services as our broker. Please be sure you have the correct information before making a gift! stock gift form  You will need to provide one copy of the form to your stock broker, and mail or email one copy to us at Ascension (address or email provided on the form.)  It is important to notify Ascension when you have completed your request to your broker to ensure that your gift is properly credited. If you have any questions on gifts of stock, please call Laura Wagner, Director of Development, at 612 424-6206.

Employer-Sponsored Giving Programs

United Way

Every year many people choose to designate Ascension to receive gifts through United Way.  It’s a wonderful way to participate in our community and ensure the success of Ascension’s efforts.

Matching Gifts

Matching cash donations to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations is a benefit offered by many corporations to encourage charitable giving by its employees.  Each corporation has its own policy regarding minimum and maximum amounts and other eligibility requirements. Check with your Human Resources representative about your company’s policy. For proof of our eligibility to receive a gift from your employer’s giving program,  please contact Judy Romanowich Smith at 612 424-6207.