Unity Through Giving

Unifying all and bringing atonement to our broken, lost world has been the mission of the Franciscan Friars for 120 years. Just as it was the practice of St. Francis of Assisi, the Friars—beginning with Father Paul of Graymoor and many since—have ministered to those who cry out for physical and spiritual healing through gospel love.

Including charitable gifts in your long-range estate and financial plans can be a wonderful way to ensure the vision of the Friars is carried out in the future. After first providing for the needs of family, friends and other loved ones, you may wish to consider one or more of these special ways to support our work.

Some of these giving methods can be completed using plans you may already have in place for different purposes. Others can result from plans tailored to provide income and other benefits while helping minimize income, capital gains, estate and gift taxes.

On the following pages, you will find descriptions of various ways to make gifts to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, including how they can benefit you. With proper planning, you can provide for the future financial security of your loved ones first. Then, you may want to consider one of these methods for including the Friars in your plans.

We hope you will find this information useful. We would be happy to speak with you and your advisors if you have questions, confidentially and with no obligation.