Planned Giving & Estate Plans

Are you interested in leaving a lasting legacy in the fight against homelessness? Do you have a loved one you would like to honor through a lasting gift? Do you wish you could do more for Franciscan Outreach, but lack the financial ability to do so now?

By listing Franciscan Outreach as a beneficiary in your estate plans, or by making a life-income gift, you can ensure the vitality of our programming while ensuring your name lives on.

In addition, when you include Franciscan Outreach in your estate planning, you will automatically be a member of our Legacy Club.

Different ways to make a gift

Including Franciscan outreach in your estate plans does not have to be complicated, and there are many ways to make a gift. If you’re nervous about your financial situation changing, keep in mind that you can change any of the estate planning options listed below, except for an irrevocable trust, at any time before it goes into effect.

Some of the most popular ways to make a gift are:

Including Franciscan Outreach in your will or revocable trust by leaving us a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.

To include us in your will, please use the following language:
“Franciscan Outreach, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, its successors and assigns, 1645 West LeMoyne, Chicago, IL 60622.”

Name us as a beneficiary on an insurance policy or retirement account.

Establish an irrevocable trust or other estate planning vehicle

Interested in Including Franciscan Outreach in your Estate Plans?

Franciscan Outreach encourages you to consult your legal counsel, tax advisor, and/or financial planner before making any changes to your estate plans. We are happy to refer you to a trusted professional should you need one.

For questions and referrals, please contact Julie Strand, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer, at (773) 278-6724.

If you do include us in your estate plans,

We’d like to extend our thanks, add you to the Legacy Club with others who have included us in their plans! Please contact Julie via the information provided below:

Julie Strand
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
(773) 278-6724 x 18