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Lourdes Legacy Society

Established in 1996, the Legacy Society was developed to recognize a special group of donors who have expressed their commitment to Lourdes through provisions in their estate plans.

A legacy gift is a living tribute to your dedication as a steward and guardian of the mission of Lourdes. Legacy gifts allow your generosity to be acknowledged during your lifetime and in perpetuity, while celebrating your life and lighting the way for future generations.

Enrollment in this honorary society is simply a matter of advising Lourdes of your creation of a legacy gift: a bequest in a will or living trust; a charitable gift annuity; a charitable remainder trust; or designation as beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Lourdes welcomes gifts through your will or estate plan. Testamentary gifts are an important source of support for the insitution’s endowment and programs. Furthermore, these gifts allow you to retain complete control over your assets, leaving them unencumbered during your lifetime.

To make a gift to Lourdes from your estate, you will need to sign a new will or add a codicil to your present will. A bequest to Lourdes may be designated as a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.

We invite you to become a member of Lourdes Legacy Society. If you have already included Lourdes in your estate plans, we encourage you to complete declaration of intent form so that you may become a recognized member. If you would like to make a planned gift, let us work with you to help you understand your options and ensure that your wishes and requests are properly executed.

For more information on making an estate gift, please contact Mike George, Director of Development, at 419-517-8990 or mgeorge@lourdes.edu.

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