Planned Giving

Partners in Mission of the Sisters of the Living Word

is an association that honors and recognizes those individuals or couples who make provisions for the Sisters of the Living Word in a farsighted way.  Partners in Mission have committed to securing the future of the Sisters of the Living Word ministries by naming SLW as beneficiary of an annuity, will/trust, life insurance policy, or other planned giving vehicle.  This intention is a commitment in faith and dedication to the mission of the Sisters of the Living Word.

We are grateful to the following Partners in Mission members: (*deceased)

  • Ms. Mary Bozif*
  • Ms. Martha Marie Duchon*
  • Mrs. Kathleen Flick
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Ginter*
  • Mrs. Florence Hoffmann*
  • Mark and Faith Konchan
  • Rev. Thomas Maher*
  • Ms. Theodoret Mary Mattli*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller*
  • Daniel and Leslie Mollsen
  • Rev. Richard E. Raney*
  • David and Susan Sabrio
  • Mrs. Olivia Schulz*
  • Rev. Joseph Seitz*
  • Judith Ann Simpson*
  • Mrs. Charlene Smuck
  • Ms. Geraldine Thomas*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tonery*
  • Linda Kamp Waugh and Robert W. Waugh

For a document describing planned giving vehicles please click here.

For an article on IRA distribution from the Law Offices of Robert Ross click here.

One may establish an annuity with the Sisters of the Living Word providing for annual income while living and offering a farsighted gift to SLW upon death.  The Sisters of the Living Word have partnered with the National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) to manage our annuities.  You may use their site to run your own projections with their planned giving calculator or contact Margaret Mei,  Director of Mission Advancement, who will run the projections for you.  National Catholic Community Foundation eNewsletter here.

One may wish to include the Sisters of Living Word in a will either by stating a set amount or a percentage of the estate.  If you choose this option please consider sending a copy of the page listing the Sisters of the Living Word so those who come after us have a record of your intention. If you would like a codicil, click here.

If you have already made a will and provided for your heirs through the disbursement of property and other valuables, but still wish to make a gift to the Sisters of the Living Word now or upon death, you may want to consider a life insurance policy.  You may name the Sisters of the Living Word as the beneficiary on an existing, paid life insurance policy.

All Partners in Mission of the Sisters of the Living Word will be recognized in an ongoing basis on the SLW website, other publications, and at certain events.  Bequest and estate gifts received or pledged for the future are greatly appreciated and bless the Sisters and all whose lives they touch.  Please contact Margie Mei, Director of Mission Advancement, for more information or to notify us of your own estate gift – mmei@slw.org or 847-577-5972 ext. 226.

Sisters of the Living Word Estate and Tax Advisory Council

The following are members serving on the Council.  Please feel free to contact them for assistance with any of your financial/planned giving matters:

Mr. Michael C. Phillips

CPA, Alexander X. Kuhn Co.,
630-681-8100 ext. 102.

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Mr. Robert J. Ross

Law Offices of Robert J. Ross, Estate Planning;
847-358-5757

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Mr. Patrick Ross

Law Offices of Robert J. Ross, Estate Planning;
847-358-5757

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