Find the Right Gift Plan for You
With a special gift to the Society of the Little Flower you can continue your devotion to St. Therese and her mission to make God known – for now and for years to come.
You become an instrument of God’s Love when you make a special gift to the Society of the Little Flower. Through your generosity, St. Therese’s legacy and your legacy live on.
There are so many wonderful ways to give. Our Special Gifts team can help you decide which gift best suits your needs.
Gifts that Pay You Income
Enjoy a lifetime of payments while you support St. Therese’s mission.
Charitable Gift Annuity
We’ve been sponsoring a charitable gift annuity program for the friends of St. Therese for 70 years and have never missed a payment. You will be pleased to know that those payments are a general obligation of the Society and are backed by all of our assets.
Creating a gift annuity is as easy as 1-2-3.
By making an irrevocable gift of $1,000 or more, you and/or someone you love will receive:
- Payments for life – a portion of which will be tax-free;
- A payout rate that will never change – the rate is tied to your age(s);
- A charitable tax deduction.
That’s it! As an added bonus, your gift will also help the Carmelites and the Society of the Little Flower for years to come.
Give from your IRA and Receive a Lifetime of Payments
Thanks to recent legislation, those who are 70 ½ or older can now use a distribution from their IRA to create a gift annuity (certain rules apply).
For those who are required to take a Required Minimum Distribution from their IRA, this is a great way to help yourself, the Society of the Little Flower, and also enjoy some attractive tax benefits.
For further details on these great opportunities, call Paula in our Special Gifts Office at 888-996-1212 .
Gifts that make an Impact after Your Lifetime
Create a legacy that will live on. The most common way to leave a legacy is through your will or living trust.
Gifts by Will or Living Trust
With a gift through your will or living trust, you keep full use of your gift assets during your life. Language you can use in your will is available on our Bequest Information page.
Interested in learning more?
Call the Special Gifts team at 1-888-996-1212, or complete our contact form below.
Society of the Little Flower, Office of Special Gifts
1313 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 60561