Estate Planning

Leave a legacy of charity to the Franciscans with the stroke of a pen.

Estate Planning

You can support the Franciscans with a stroke of the pen by naming the Province of St. John the Baptist as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy or donor advised fund. Beneficiary designations are simple to arrange,…

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A lifetime of faith and service

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

Dorothy and Bill Harmeyer are members of the St. Anthony Legacy Circle. Six Decades of Love, Family and Community Lead Couple to Create Legacy Continuing Lifetime of Faith and Service Almost six decades after their marriage, and still living…

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Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Support the Friars

A Tax-Wise Way to Help the Franciscans ~ IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist Province.

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Older Adults Leverage Age for Greater Returns

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Support the Friars

Charitable gift annuities provide donors with an immediate tax deduction, guaranteed fixed payments for life, and the satisfaction of providing future support for the Franciscans.  As annuity rates are based on the age of the person establishing the annuity,…

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Julia left us laughing

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Prayer, Support the Friars

Friar Works Co-Director Colleen Cushard I love my job! ~ Usually when I got a call from Julia, I would hang up afterwards laughing and shaking my head.  One of our longtime supporters, she was a feisty and…

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In Praise of a Franciscan Friend Whose Legacy Reflected Her Life

Estate Planning, News, Prayer, Support the Friars

Barbara Sonnenberg “I loved her dry sense of humor and her ability to engage you in intelligent conversation,” says Sister Ann Bartko, abbess of the Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati, of the late Barbara Sonnenberg.  “ I experienced…

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