Why Should I Consider a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Columban Fathers?

For many of us, the prospect of retirement in today’s economy can be a little unnerving.  On one hand, you are ready to move to the next chapter of your life, but on the other hand you are concerned about how your commitments to family, lifestyle, community and the causes that you have supported through the years will change.

Fortunately, the Columban Fathers can help alleviate some of the anxiety you may be feeling around retirement and continuing your commitments with our charitable gift annuity program.  The charitable gift annuity provides the unique opportunity for you to make a gift of cash or a cash equivalent to the Missionary Society of St. Columban in support of our work around the world.  In return, we promise to pay the donor a guaranteed annual amount for life!

The benefits of a charitable gift annuity are many.  Not only will you receive the blessings and comfort of knowing that you can continue to support the Society’s important work into your retirement, you will also generally receive a higher rate of return on your dollars than you would from your certificates of deposit.  And, you will have assured yourself a guaranteed annual income for life!  You will enjoy tax benefits on your initial gift as well as on the income you receive from the annuity.  Additionally, an annuity may reduce your estate taxed upon your death.

There are no legal or administrative costs attached to taking out a gift annuity with the Missionary Society of St. Columban, and we have experienced and qualified directors waiting to assist you with your gift annuity.  Please call the Planned Giving Department toll free at (877) 299-1920 to start your annuity.  You can also reach us via email plannedgiving@columban.org.

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