Giving Through Your Will

Everyone should have an estate plan. Only then can you ensure that your loved ones will be provided for and your charitable goals met. You can support the Franciscan Mission Associates by choosing to give through your will:

  • A percentage of your Estate
  • A specific amount
  • Specific property such as stocks, bonds or real estate
  • Part or all of the residue of your estate (what is left after all beneficiaries have received their bequests)
  • A blended bequest – a specific amount plus a percentage or all of the residue

A Great Time to Evaluate and Finalize Your Plans

Now is an ideal time to reevaluate your gift and estate plans considering the recent tax law changes. The charitable income tax deduction was preserved and there are still numerous smart ways to make tax advantage charitable gifts whether you itemize deductions or not.

There are many options to consider when planning your gifts so they are beneficial to you. You may find extra tax benefits available when you make gifts with assets other than cash, such as appreciated stocks, bonds or retirement plan distributions.

Thanks you for supporting our organization throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like more information about charitable gift planning choices, please contact us.

Remember the legal title, “Franciscan Mission Associates,” 274 W. Lincoln Ave New York, PO Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY 10551 NY. Phone 914-664-5604. Our Principal office is located in New York, NY The preferred form of legal bequest is “ I bequeath to Franciscan Mission Associates the sum of $___, to be used for the furtherance of its works of charity.


For more information, contact us at or mail request to:

Franciscan Mission Associates
274-280 W Lincoln Ave
PO Box 598
Mount Vernon, NY 10551-0598