Your act of generosity, our longevity

With planned giving, you can provide long-lasting support for St. Francis College while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

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Donor Stories

 
  • Lise Curry
    Lise Curry
    Dear fellow supporter of the St. Francis College ethic and mission, I am encouraged to share with you...
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  • Jerry and Jane Wolff
    Jerry and Jane Wolff
    In these difficult times, we should do all we can to enable youth from working families to succeed in...
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  • Frank P. '78 and Teresa Frattini
    Frank P. '78 and Teresa Frattini
    To me, being a member of the St. Clare society is not just about leaving a legacy. I believe it's a...
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  • Julie & Jack McCarthy
    Julie & Jack McCarthy
    Jack was from Brooklyn and Graduated from SFC in 1958. He was involved in all aspects of the College...
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  • Terrance Nolan
    Terrance Nolan
    It is satisfying to recognize those who have had a significant effect on one's life. It is only with...
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  • Richard Giaquinto, PhD
    Richard Giaquinto, PhD
    For me, I'm investing in something from which I'll get results. I'm not talking financially; I'm talking the...
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  • Betty Gatto '94
    Betty Gatto '94
    My heart belongs to the Franciscans—what can I tell you, they practically raised me. I grew up here in...
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "Have your cake and eat it too." It's something we say when we can have more than one good thing at the same time.
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  • A Blended Gift to Reach a Goal
    Jay wanted to support one of our priorities at a significant level–$100,000. However, he was only willing to give $25,000 in cash gifts that year.
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