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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

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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…

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Book raises $17,000 for Jamaican Missions.

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Support the Friars

Author Barb Coyle holds her book, “In the Land of “Soon Come” illustrated by 14-year-old Taylor Kling. I wrote in a previous newsletter that Barb had written a children’s book called In the Land of Soon Come. …

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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…

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