You recognize the good and the importance of a Catholic education at St. Joseph, and you have been supporting us for many years. Have you considered a gift to us in your will?
A bequest to St. Joseph Catholic School in your will is simple to do and costs nothing during your lifetime. When your estate is settled after your passing, your gift will be made to St. Joseph Catholic School. If your estate is taxable, it will earn a charitable deduction for the value of your bequest. Your gift will allow us to continue God’s work in offering an excellent Catholic education to the children of Anderson, SC.
You can make a gift of what remains in your estate after all expenses have been paid and specific bequests to family (and other charities) have been fulfilled. Ask your attorney to use this paragraph:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, a Corporation Sole, or his Successors in Office for the benefit of St. Joseph Catholic School, 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407, the sum of (insert percentage) % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its most urgent priorities.
To leave a specific amount of your estate to St. Joseph Catholic School in your will, ask your attorney to use the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, A Corporation Sole, or his Successors in Office for the benefit of St. Joseph Catholic School, 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407, the sum of $__________ to be designated for its most urgent priorities.
If you are planning to name St. Joseph Catholic School as one of your beneficiaries, please let us know, so we can work with you and your advisors to make sure your gift is planned and administered properly for the purposes you desire. It also gives us the opportunity to thank you for your support. You can remain anonymous if you prefer.
For more information, please contact:
The Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
Diocese of Charleston
901 Orange Grove Road
Charleston, SC 29407