Gift Planning

Bequests and Other Planned Gifts

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Legal Name:
Franciscan Foundation Washington
Tax ID Number:
91-1145592
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The following pages will offer ideas as to how you can be a part, truly a partner, in nurturing the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.

There are as many different ways to support the Franciscan Foundation as there are needs for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need. There are a lot of factors to consider. If you are not familiar with the concepts and strategies of charitable gift planning, you might want to take a moment to consider some of the factors in planning for the future. And check out our chart briefly describing some of the charitable means that are available to you - see How Can I...? You may also want to visit our Gift Planning Calculator and see what a gift to Franciscan will mean in your individual circumstances.

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We are pleased to offer eBrochures that will provide additional information on methods of supporting us through a planned gift. You may simply download the eBrochures.

The stories that follow share some of the different ways people can become partners with us in changing lives. Take a moment to see how they - perhaps in circumstances similar to yours - have found ways to support the needs of others and causes that are important to them - the way the Franciscan Foundation is important to you. In turn, they have enriched their own hearts as well. Just click on the links below.

Wills and Bequests Gifts of Appreciated Stock
Charitable Gift Annuities Charitable Remainder Trusts
Gifts of Retirement Assets Gifts of Life Insurance
Charitable Lead Trusts Gifts of Real Estate
Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities Bargain Sales

Hospital sceneIf you have already included the Franciscan Foundation Washington in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us or filling out our estate intention form. We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out. If you have not written a will yet, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this for it is a gift to your loved ones.

Some of the gift arrangements are revocable and others cannot be changed once established. Some work better with cash and others with appreciated assets. There are many variations, enough so that a giving plan can be tailored to your needs, desires and capabilities. Individual circumstances will vary - as with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based on your personal circumstances. Please call us or e-mail us (see contact page). You may also use our information request form.

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Jon Calder, Director of Major and Planned Giving
(253) 428-8415
Email: joncalder@fhshealth.org 

Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice. Donor stories and photographs are for purposes of illustration only. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. All material is copyrighted and is for viewing purposes only. Use of this site signifies your agreement with the section terms of use. The content in this Planned Giving section has been developed for the Franciscan Health System and is owned by Future Focus. Please report any problems to section webmaster.