Planned Giving

What Will Your Legacy Be? Six Ways to Invest in St. Christopher’s Inn’s future.

Wont You Join Our Legacy Circle?

St. Christopher’s Inn is a temporary homeless shelter dedicated to the rehabilitation of men in crisis. Our mission is to offer a continuum of quality health care services that facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing by providing Chemical Dependency Treatment, Primary Health Care, and Temporary housing. We strive to restore the personal dignity of each individual by utilizing a holistic approach in all our programs. No one is ever turned away because of race, religion, or economic status. We do this through empowering our clients to learn, to thrive as citizens, and – importantly – to understand that recovery is possible.

Recovery is advanced with one key ingredient: involving neighbors who want to help make a difference in our community. SCI’s planned giving program is an exceptional opportunity for caring neighbors to help us advance our reach. Our Legacy Circle recognizes generous and committed individuals who make planned gifts through estate plans to SCI. Such gifts ensure that our organization will continue to transform the lives of individuals who are counting on us for a home, a place to learn and opportunities to reclaim their lives.

We invite you to connect with us so that we can discuss legacy gift options that are right for you. If you have already included St. Christopher’s Inn in your estate planning, please call us so that we may personally thank you and recognize your visionary support in the Legacy Circle.

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Planned Giving Opportunities

I’m writing a will or trust

Remembering St. Christopher’s Inn (SCI) in your will or trust is easy to do. Simply provide a specific dollar amount or other property. You may also designate SCI to receive a specified percentage of your estate assets.

I have appreciated assets

You can support our mission by donating appreciated assets like stocks, real estate, works of art, etc. By donating an appreciated asset, you may benefit from an income tax charitable deduction at the current market value and not pay capital gains tax on the asset’s appreciation.

I need income in exchange for my gift

Charitable trusts blend the desire to secure your own or your family’s financial future with your charitable intent for SCI. A Charitable Remainder Trust will allow you to provide an income to one or more beneficiaries for a term of years or for their lifetimes, and at the end of the term of the trust, the remainder will pass to SCI.

I have retirement funds

You can name SCI as the partial or sole beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K), 403(B) or other retirement assets. By leaving such assets to SCI, you can pass other types of assets to your heirs which may lower their tax burden.

I have excess life insurance

You can name SCI as the partial or sole beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By leaving the proceeds of an insurance policy to SCI, the gift of the insurance policy will not be subject to estate taxes.

Benefit St. Christopher's Inn, benefit your heirs

A Charitable Lead Trust is a gift option that provides a stream of income to SCI for the term of the trust. At the end of the term, the remainder value is usually paid to the donor’s heirs at appreciated values with favorable tax implications.