Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving

Make a distribution from a trust fund, name NPH USA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, make a bequest, contingent bequest or a Payable Upon Death (POD) designation to NPH USA.

Ray and Mary Waldmann
“Having been supporters for two decades, we are firm believers in both the huge need for NPH and its wonderful record in changing the lives of thousands of children. That’s why we decided to include NPH USA in our wills – so our help will continue to support their tremendous work.”

– Ray and Mary Waldmann, Bellevue, WA

Make a Lasting Impact

button-green-printPlanned giving to NPH USA is one of our most important sources of support and donors tell us it represents one of the most gratifying ways to help the children we serve. By making a planned gift, you can make an incredible impact – both now and in the future.

A planned gift is not only for wealthy individuals. Gift and estate planning can offer many advantages to help you meet your overall financial goals and help NPH USA in its long-term financial planning.

  • Protect your estate from undue tax and administrative burdens, and ensure maximum estate liquidity.
  • Have an established plan for the management and disposal of assets upon death.

Take some time with your financial advisor to carefully review the options for giving that can help you meet your individual charitable goals, and help the children of NPH.

We strongly recommend that you always work with a qualified estate planning attorney or other financial advisor when developing your estate plan. Our staff is happy to work in conjunction with your advisors to help you leave a legacy for the children.

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can leave a legacy to make a difference in the lives of the children of NPH, while at the same time providing yourself and your family (or other beneficiaries) with significant tax benefits. In addition to outright, tax-deductible cash gifts, there are a variety of ways to give. Below are several popular planned gifts to consider

Naming NPH USA in Your Will or Trust

One of the simplest ways to provide a gift of support to NPH USA (formerly Friends of the Orphans) is through your will or Revocable Living Trust. By including us in your estate plans, you can specify that some or all of your assets come to us after your lifetime.

If you include NPH USA in your will or other estate plan, we should be named as:

NPH USA (formerly Friends of the Orphans), a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois, and with the principal business address of 134 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-1036. Our tax identification number is 65-1229309.

If you do not have a will, this may be a good time to consider writing one. If you include NPH USA in your estate plans, please inform us of your generous gift so we may thank you personally. We understand that your gift is non-binding and that you may change your estate plan at any time.

Pat and Julie Callahan“We’ve supported the wonderful work of NPH USA, formerly, Friends of the Orphans, for almost 25 years. Julie first became aware of the ‘life-changing’ work of this organization while serving on staff at St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Bellevue, WA. Through experiencing every Gala and Faces of Hope event, sponsoring our wonderful Godson, and visiting NPH homes in Mexico and Honduras, we feel very good about our decision to include NPH USA as one of our principal beneficiaries. We have personally witnessed hundreds of ‘real stories’ telling about how the lives of high-risk children have been transformed — becoming good citizens and change-agents in their own countries. The grounding, NPH values of providing quality EDUCATION, unconditional LOVE and instilling a strong sense of personal RESPONSIBILITY… Really Works!

– Pat and Julie Callahan, Seattle, WA

Create a Beneficiary Designation

You may name NPH USA (formerly Friends of the Orphans) as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement accounts. In addition to providing you with potential tax advantages, beneficiary designations are a quick, hassle-free way to make a gift.

Designate a Life Income Gift

These gifts offer flexibility in gift planning, taking your current and future needs into consideration. A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) allows you to be the trust’s income beneficiary, or you may direct income payments to other designated beneficiaries. A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) generates income that is paid directly to NPH USA during your lifetime.

Special Asset Gifts

Gifts of special assets, including real estate and securities offer an easy and tax-effective way to make a contribution to NPH USA (formerly Friends of the Orphans). The asset will help the children of NPH while avoiding capital gains tax and reducing federal income tax.

Endowing the Future

A gift to the Fr. Wasson Legacy Endowment, Inc. (FWLEI) provides a lasting remembrance of your generosity to current and future children of NPH. In addition, the children of NPH have the security of knowing that their future will always have the endowment as the cornerstone of their support.

Contact Us

Our communication about Planned Giving is strictly confidential and without obligation to you. For more information, please contact Chuck Allworth, Director of Gift Planning and Donor Relations.

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