Remember the Parish in Your Estate Plans

Please consider the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in your will. A bequest is fully tax deductible and will help us sustain our work, our mission, and our ministries for future generations.

If you want to leave a donation to the Parish, you must specifically do so in a will or trust. Your will or personal trusts are legal records of your wishes regarding how your assets should be handled at your death. Instructions regarding the disposition of your assets are called bequests.

Charitable bequests are not subject to estate or inheritance taxes, so the tax burden on your estate will be reduced. Your estate will be entitled to a charitable deduction for the full, fair market value of your gift. Of course, you can always change your will to reflect changing circumstances.

You may also name The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. To make a charitable gift from your retirement plan, simply enter Church of St. Ignatius Loyola name and our Tax ID on the Change of Beneficiary form, available from your plan administrator.

If you would like to request sample bequest language, or you have questions regarding charitable bequests or gifts from your retirement plan, please contact our Treasurer, Fernando Castro, at 212-288-3588 x 651, or email

The preceding information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered professional financial or legal advice.  An important part of making a planned gift is consultation with your own legal and financial advisors to help guide you through the process.

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