Development and Planned Giving
The Benedictine Sisters have always depended upon the generosity of our donors, friends, and relatives. You can assist the sisters and their ministries by making a gift to Mount St. Scholastica, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your gifts are tax deductible.
The most common way to give is to simply write a check to Mount St. Scholastica. Cash gifts are deductible and the sisters provide an end of the year receipt as required by the IRS for taxes.
Send check or money order to:Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSBDirector of DevelopmentMount St. Scholastica801 South 8th Street Atchison, KS 66002
By credit card:
Donate online or call our Development Office at 913-360-6215 and provide: credit card type, number, expiration date, amount of gift and the name on the card.
Electronic Funds Transfer Program is the easier and less costly way of making your monthly or quarterly gift to Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica. To learn more contact Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB at 913-360-6215 or email@example.com.
A gift may be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The person’s name will be listed in our annual report in our Threshold magazine. Upon request, a card will be sent to the person being honored or to the family of the deceased.
Some employers will match charitable gifts. Please check with your Human Resources office. If there is a form to be completed by the charity, please send it to Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB.
Shares of stock or mutual fund bonds can be donated to the sisters. These gifts can bring a tax benefit for you and a gift to help others and the sisters. To learn how to transfer stocks to Mount St. Scholastica, contact Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB, at 913-360-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Mount St. Scholastica and receive tax benefits in return. Contact your financial advisor for information.
You can set up a charitable savings account by transferring assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You receive tax benefits and can decide how often and how much is donated to charities. Contact your financial advisor for information.Benedictine SistersMount St. Scholastica801 S. 8th St.Atchison, KS, 66002Tax ID: 48-0548363
Legacy gifts include wills, bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance and retirement funds, real estate, other estate plans. The Mount Legacy Society members assist the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica to continue their presence and work for the people of God in Atchison and the surrounding area. Your gift assists in the care of the elderly sisters.
When making any estate planning decisions, your legal, financial and tax advisors can provide information on state and federal laws. It is important to work with advisors on estate planning.
These gifts provide an opportunity to share your good fortune and to leave your legacy by making a gift to your friends, family and Mount St. Scholastica.
Legal Language for Bequests for Unrestricted Bequests
I give, devise and bequest to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas (____ % of my estate OR the sum of $_____ OR the residue of my estate) under this will after the deductions of all debts, funeral expenses, and administration expenses, but before the deduction of any death, inheritance or estate taxes, it being my intention to exonerate this bequest from contributing to the payment of any such taxes.
Legal Language for Bequests for Restricted Bequests
I give, devise and bequest to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas (____ % of my estate OR the sum of $_____ OR the residue of my estate) with the instruction that these funds be used for ________________________________ provided however, that should changing circumstances render this use of funds no longer practical or desirable, the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica may make such changes in their use as it deems advisable.
Gifts of life insurance policies and retirement plan assets can provide significant tax advantages for you and your family either during your life time or following your death. A change in the name of the beneficiary can be made through your insurance company.
Gifts from trusts can be made by naming Mount St. Scholastica along with your other beneficiaries to receive assets from your trust. There are many types of trust agreements and a financial planner can guide you to set up the one that best fits your goals and needs. Your estate may receive significant tax benefits from a gift to the Mount.
A gift of real estate can be donated to Mount St. Scholastica in various ways.
You can make an outright gift or a gift in your will or living trust.
Shares of stock or mutual fund bonds can be donated to the sisters through your estate plan.
In gratitude for your help, we pray for our benefactors daily and offer our Wednesday Eucharist every week for your needs. The names of all our donors will be listed in our annual report, unless otherwise notified.
Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB at 913-360-6215 or email@example.com.
Mount Legacy Society
The Mount Legacy Society, established in May of 2007, is an honorary organization to recognize and thank donors who have remembered the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Planned gifts include wills, bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, and other estate plans. The Mount Legacy Society members assist the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica to continue their presence and work for the people of God in Atchison and the surrounding area. Your gift also assists in the care of the elderly sisters.
As a member of this society, you will be invited to join the sisters for prayer and dinner annually. You will be remembered in the daily prayers of the sisters in the Liturgy of the Hours and the celebration of the Eucharist each Wednesday. Your name will be listed in Threshold under The Mount Legacy Society and you will not need to attend any meetings. You may be a member of The Mount Legacy Society and request that your name not be published in Threshold and still be included in other aspects of The Mount Legacy Society.
It is a privilege and honor for the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica to be named as a beneficiary in your gift planning. Thank you for considering such a gift.
You can also contact Sister Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB at 913-360-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for clarification.