Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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Ways to Give

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Charitable IRA Rollover 

Thanks to legislation enacted in December 2015, the charitable IRA rollover has been made permanent. Direct, tax-free gifts from your IRA to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration can:

  • be an easy and convenient way to make a gift from one of your major assets,
  • be excluded from your gross income: a tax-free rollover, and
  • count toward your annual required minimum distribution.

For your gifts to qualify under the law:

  • You must be 70-1/2 or older at the time of your gift.
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
  • Your total IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000 per year.
  • You may not receive anything in exchange for your gift.
  • Gifts for tax year 2016 must be made by December 31, 2016.

A gift in your will

Each year thousands of individuals leave a portion of their estates to charitable organization like the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. In addition to the personal satisfaction of establishing a legacy, gifts through your will may enable you to make a significant charitable contribution that was not possible during your lifetime. A number of types of bequests may be used to memorialize your love of FSPA. The choice depends on your circumstances and your personal and financial objectives.

A specific bequest identifies particular assets or a specific dollar amount. A residual bequest is a gift of a percentage of your estate after taxes, debts, expenses and specific bequests being satisfied. You may also condition a gift on the occurrence of some special event, such as an intended beneficiary predeceasing you.

General Gift

Gifts of all amounts are welcome and support FSPA in fulfilling its mission to manifest God’s love in the world—bringing new meaning and hope to humanity, healing with compassion and forgiveness and proclaiming the Gospel in words and action. Make a donation online.

Tribute or Memorial Gifts

A memorial gift in memory of a deceased person or a tribute gift to honor someone on a special occasion is a wonderful way to celebrate the life and friendship of a loved one. Make a tribute online or Send a gift by mail

More Ways to Give

Planned Giving

A gift made now but given when a death or some future event occurs creates a lasting testimony and leaves your mark on history. Join our Circle of Perpetual Friends.

Monthly Giving

Faithful Friends are FSPA benefactors who make a monthly gift to help provide for the sisters and their ministries. You decide on a monthly gift amount that fits your budget and if at anytime you want to change the gift amount or stop the automatic donation, just call. Become a Faithful Friend.

Securities

By contributing long-term, appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, you can realize significant tax benefits, including a charitable deduction and no capital gains tax.

Insurance and Annuities

You can name the Franciscan Sisters as a beneficiary on your insurance policy. Or consider naming FSPA as a contingent beneficiary should the beneficiary predecease you. 

Trusts

You may wish to set up a trust with the incoming going to FSPA, or receive the income yourself during your lifetime and make a charitable donation upon your death. 

Gifts in Kind

Share personal items that relate to our religious, educational and charitable works. You can receive a charitable deduction based on the full fair market value of your gifts.

For more information on ways to give, please contact:

Madalene Buelow
Director of Development
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
912 Market Street
La Crosse, WI 54601-8800

Telephone: (608) 791-5282
Fax: (608) 782-6301
E-mail: mbuelow@fspa.org

Our legal title is “Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Inc.”

All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. As required by the Internal Revenue Service, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration retain full authority over donated assets.


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