Mother Schervier Legacy Society Like any good steward, we must be prepared not only for today but for tomorrow. Friends who value the mission of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor may participate in our future with a bequest or other planned gift. Just as there are many needs to be addressed, there are many ways to give. Your personal circumstances and charitable interests will influence how you make a plan or gift. There are many ways to include the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation in your estate planning.
Bequest The flexibility of a bequest makes it the easiest and most popular planned gift for all donors regardless of the size of their estates. You may include a simple statement in your will or living trust.
Gift of Retirement Asset Giving assets such as 401(k) plans or IRAs may allow you to give more than you thought possible while at the same time reducing taxes that may otherwise consume those assets.
Life Income Gift A gift arrangement like a charitable gift annuity will provide income for life to you or a loved one in exchange for a transfer of cash or securities.
Gift of Life Insurance A gift of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed is an easy way to leave your legacy for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation’s future. To learn more about Foundation Giving Programs, please contact Arleen Kearns, Development Coordinator 212.818.1987.