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The Sisters of Saint Francis invite you to consider remembering us in your will, living trust or a charitable bequest. Charitable bequests offer the following benefits:

  • Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed! Share the sample bequest language for Sisters of Saint Francis with your estate-planning attorney:
"[name], of [city, state, ZIP] give, devise and bequeath to Sisters of Saint Francis, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
  • Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility.You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.
 
We Understand. Your circumstances may change and you can change your gift at any time. When planning a future gift, it is sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate's value fluctuates over the years.
 
We can help. Contact Barb with any questions about naming Sisters of Saint Francis in your will or living trust. We are happy to help, without obligation.
Barb DeCramer, Director of Development Office
507-282-7441, ext. 536
barb.decramer@rochesterfranciscan.org
 Please note: This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney.

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