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Gifts in Will & Living Trusts

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Legacy That Lives On

Brother_Bernie_Spitzley_Jamaica_with_child.jpgMany people leave a gift to charity in their will or trust because they care about causes near and dear to their heart. If our missionary work is just such a cause for you, we invite you to remember us in yours. 

We invite your legacy to be parts of ours. Your gift will help us continue training future missionaries to serve individuals and families in vulnerable communities throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as help care for our elderly missionaries who, through strong faith, devoted their lives to serving those less fortunate. 

Gifts in will or living trusts are flexible, easy to design, and can be changed at your discretion.


There are four types of gifts you may consider.

General Gift:

A specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate. You do not have to identify the specific source of the gift, such as a bank account.

Specific Gift:

A specific property such as a life insurance policy or parcel of land.

Demonstrative Gift:

Property from a specific source that does not identify the individual gift, such as a piece of art in your collection.

Residuary Gift:

The amount that remains after all other gifts are accounted for and expenses have been paid.

Another option is to identify the Society of the Divine Word as a Contingent Beneficiary to receive funds in case none of the final beneficiaries survive.


If you wish to include a gift in your will or living trust to help us ensure future missionary efforts

Our legal name is ‘Society of the Divine Word’ and our Tax ID Number, or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is 36-2183817. To assist you further, click here for sample bequest language that includes our information to use when considering a legacy gift to the Society of the Divine Word. We recommend you consult your attorney or tax advisor when preparing any estate gifts.

If you have any questions regarding a matching gift to support the Society of the Divine Word, please contact
Guy Vaccaro, Executive Director of Development via email or 847-412-1605.


We thank you for considering our missionaries as you prepare your legacy gifts.

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