Who do I contact if I have additional Questions?
Contact our Development and Mission Office at 1-866-695-3802.
What does the term Planned Giving mean?
Planned giving is the making of gifts to a charity, resulting from a planning process which considered the effects of the gift upon the donor’s estate. A planned gift is any gift for any amount given for any purpose…operations, capital expansion, or endowment…whether a professional staff person, a qualified volunteer, or the donor’s advisors is necessary to complete the gift. In addition, it includes any gift which is carefully considered by a donor in light of estate and financial plans.
Many of our benefactors have asked us if there are ways that they can help further the work of the Franciscans and also meet personal financial goals. To their great satisfaction we tell them that there are indeed ways to do both of this things.
The following explains a variety of ways in which you and we can minister together. For further information on a specific way of giving please contact us.
I have a life insurance policy I do not need, can I give it to the Friars?
People sometimes have life insurance policies that have outlived their needs; like policies taken out to protect mortgages that have since been paid for, or educational plans that have been completed. By naming the Franciscan Friars, TOR, as beneficiary of such a policy, you may be able to make a substantial gift without affecting your own financial security. Or you may prefer to transfer a paid-up policy or assign dividends to us. There may be tax benefits from such gifts, too. Please contact our office, if you would like to have more information on ways to do this.
Can I make a gift from a retirement plan?
Many people have planned for retirement by putting funds in pension plans provided through their employers, IRA or Keogh plans. You may have accumulated large sums of money by doing so. If not needed to provide for you or your loved ones, you may give the funds remaining at your death to the Franciscans.
How do I leave a bequest in my will?
You can continue your support of the Franciscans beyond your lifetime by remembering us in your will. There are several ways to do this: you can give a percentage of your estate; you can give a specific amount; or you can give part or all of the residue of your estate after other beneficiaries have been provided for: Our full legal name is:
Franciscan Fathers of the Third Order Regular
Province of the Immaculate Conception
United States of America
Post Office Box 139
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0139
Toll free number: 1- 866-695-3802
Tax ID: 23-6278932
Do you offer Memorial Gifts? What type of memorial gifts do you offer?
A memorial gift is a wonderful way to remember a special person in your life while making a gift to the Franciscans. A gift is given in your name and in their memory or honor. The gift can be given in the name of a living or deceased person. There are many opportunities for you to become a partner with the Franciscans. With careful planning, you can help us while enhancing your own financial security. If one of the giving ideas presented have appealed to you or you have some other idea in mind, please contact us.
To request information or make a gift for our ministries contact us at:
The Franciscans Friars, TOR
Attn: Development Office
Saint Bernardine Monastery
P.O. Box 139
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0139
CALL TOLL FREE – 1 – 866 – 695 – 3802
The Franciscan Friars Third Order Regular are a religious Order of the Roman Catholic Church. Through your contribution you participate in the church’s mission outreach. Contributions to the Franciscan Friars Third Order Regular, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. Consult with a tax attorney or a certified public accountant to verify that each particular contribution is deductible. We reserve the right to review each gift and determine if we may accept the donation. For an account of stewardship of your contributions, please contact us and ask for the Statement of Accountability. Thank you.