Wills/Bequests

You can ensure that the missionary work of the Franciscan Order will continue to thrive for years to come.

Gifts can be structured to meet your needs and those of your family. One way to make a gift that will be appreciated in years to come is through a bequest. By including the Franciscan Missions in your will, you ensure that your life values are reflected upon your death.

Another gift that can be planned to meet the needs of both benefactor and charity is a charitable remainder trust (where the donor’s interest in a trust are retained until death, when they pass to the charity) or the retention of a life estate on a parcel of property that has been deeded to the Franciscan Friars.

Additionally, naming the Franciscan Missions as the beneficiary of a new or an existing life insurance policy is a way of extending your stewardship after your death. This is an ideal way for people who are not of great means to make a significant contribution.

For more information on what to consider as you begin to plan your estate, give us a call.

Many planned gifts have positive tax benefits to the benefactor. Talk to your attorney or financial planner.

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Contact: Ms. Carolyn Schmit
Major Donor Relations Coordinator
Phone 262.534.5470

Our legal title is:
General Secretariat of the Franciscan Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 130
Waterford, Wisconsin 53185 USA
Federal Tax I.D. : 39-1396579

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given.

              —Saint Francis of Assisi