Ways To Give

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New Skete Monasteries

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.

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.

Checks may be mailed to:
New Skete Monasteries
PO Box 128
Cambridge, NY 12816

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Monks of New Skete

Mail to:
Monks of New Skete
PO Box 128 

Cambridge, NY 12816

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Nuns of New Skete

Mail to:
Nuns of New Skete
343 Ashgrove Rd
Cambridge, NY 12816
518-677-3810 ext 111

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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. 

Wills & 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.] isanother 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. 


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



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. 

For more information on volunteering at New Skete Monasteries please email karengladstone@newskete.org


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

Questions 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.