Ways to Give

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Why give to FSPA? Your gift goes directly to bolstering efforts to advocate for those who have no voice, build a more just and peaceful world, care for the environment, minister to the church, build global awareness, deliver integrated health care and provide spirituality development. By donating to FSPA, you will become a partner in our ever-evolving mission to be loving presence. You will help marginalized people find their voices and pathways to peace. You will help bridge culture differences, care for the earth and bring new hope to the whole of humanity.

This information is not considered tax advice. Please consult a tax professional in order to seek advice specific to your situation.

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.

Charitable IRA Rollover 

Direct, tax-free gifts from your IRA to 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 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.

A gift in your will

Each year thousands of individuals leave a portion of their estates to charitable organization like 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.

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.


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 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration as a beneficiary on your insurance policy. Or consider naming FSPA as a contingent beneficiary should the beneficiary predecease you. 


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.

More Information

For more information on ways to give, please contact:

Rochelle Nicks
Mission Advancement Director
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
912 Market Street
La Crosse, WI 54601-8800

Telephone: (608) 791-5282
Fax: (608) 782-6301
E-mail: rnicks@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, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration retains full authority over donated assets.

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