Strengthening the Church for Future Generations
A planned gift to Saint Luke Institute strengthens the psychological and spiritual well-being of Catholic clergy and religious and helps to ensure Healthy Ministers for a Vibrant Catholic Church.
Leave a Legacy
Charitable giving makes a statement about who you are as a person and the values by which you live.
Women and men who choose to support the work of Saint Luke Institute in this very special way will be enrolled in the Saint Luke Legacy Society. To enroll simply inform us of your intention to include Saint Luke Institute in your planned giving.
Even if you wish for your gift to remain anonymous, please let us know about your gift.
Charitable Giving Comes in Many Forms
Individuals can choose to make financial gifts or give property to charities during their lifetime—and some have elected to arrange for legacy gifts through their estate. In some cases, donors inform the charity that they are making this provision in their will; in other cases, the charity is contacted after the donor’s death by the executor of their estate.
Estate Gifts for a Sustainable Future
Estate gifts are important to Saint Luke Institute because they provide critically needed funds for endowment, capital projects, or underwriting for new initiatives. These include research, treatment, or education programs that promote the health and well-being of women and men religious, clergy, and others involved in church ministry.
Planned Giving Options
The future of our ministry will be built on the foundation of today’s planned and deferred gifts.
Your Will or Revocable Trusts
The most common form of an estate gift to Saint Luke Institute is a specific bequest in a Will or Revocable Trust. In addition to providing critically needed funds to support our mission, a contribution to Saint Luke Institute qualifies for an estate tax charitable deduction. Please consult your attorney. Saint Luke Institute representatives are available upon request to confer with you or your attorney.
Sample Bequest Wording
I bequeath [(dollar amount) or (specified stocks or bonds) or (all or percentage of the rest, residue, or remainder of my estate computed prior to provision for estates taxes)] ______________ to Saint Luke Institute, 8901 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20903 (Tax ID 52-1082730) to be used for its general purposes.
You may also designate gifts through your Will or Revocable Trust for specific purposes such as the Saint Luke Institute Endowment Fund or a program. Please contact Saint Luke Institute for additional information.
Gift of Insurance, IRAs, or Retirement Accounts
Insurance policies may be donated by designating Saint Luke Institute as the beneficiary or a particular beneficiary. You may also designate Saint Luke Institute as the beneficiary or particular beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), or other retirement accounts.
Identify Saint Luke Institute, 8901 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20903 (Tax ID 52-1082730) as the beneficiary on the beneficiary form available from your plan administrator or account representative.
Questions? Contact Christopher Anderson, Director of Development.