Ways to Give

Your donations help supports our Sisters’ mission.

The congregation gathers for a festive celebration in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.

Give by Phone

Call Eileen M. Kerner, Director of Congregational Advancement, 419-824-3625.

Give by Mail

Download the Sisters of St. Francis Donation Form and print, fill out, and mail with your check or credit card information.

Give Online

Click here to make your secure donation online.

We Appreciate Your Ongoing Support

Cash – A cash gift is tax deductible as provided under current law.

Electronic Funds Transfer – A recurring cash gift, establish an EFT to give yourself an easier and less costly way of making a gift to the Sisters of St. Francis.  Download the Electronic Funds Transfer form.

Securities – Donations of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities avoid capital gains taxes and allow the maximum tax deduction for the full market value of the gift.

Will – A bequest in your will is a simple way to leave a lasting legacy.

Assisi Society – Be recognized for honoring the Sisters through a commitment in wills, charitable trusts, life insurance or other estate plans. Download the Assisi Society form.

Life Insurance – A life insurance policy can be changed to designate the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio as the owner and/or beneficiary of the policy.

Charitable Gift Annuity – Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity ($10,000 minimum) by transferring cash, securities or other assets to the Sisters of St. Francis in exchange for predetermined fixed payments for life. Support the ministries of the Sylvania Franciscans AND receive a regular income and tax deductions.

Please click here for additional information on Charitable Bequests.

Amazon Smiles – Do you shop online using Amazon.com?  Did you know Amazon Smiles will donate a portion of your online purchase to the Sisters of St. Francis?  Add this link to your favorites and use it next time you shop on Amazon!  Link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-4450609

Monthly Raffle Drawings – Enter yourself into our monthly raffle drawings.  To purchase tickets online, click here.  To print/complete and mail your entry, please click here.

Your generosity through any of these giving vehicles will help the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio fulfill our mission today and in the future of “living the Gospel in joyful servanthood among all people.” It is a partnership that will change lives for the better—yours, ours and the people we serve. We invite you to explore these ideas with your family and professional advisor.

If you would like to discuss which avenue of giving may be most advantageous for your situation, please contact Eileen M. Kerner, Director of Congregational Advancement, at 419-824-3625.

For Questions or Donations

Donor Recognition

The Sylvania Franciscans appreciate and recognize your commitment and financial support to our mission, Sisters and ministries. As a way to show our gratitude, we have created a Donor Recognition Wall in Regina Hall where donors are listed by cumulative levels of giving.

This ceramic wall of tribute was designed by Sister Ruth Marie Kachelek, a former Congregational Minister and resident artist, who among other things, painted the San Damiano Crucifix that hangs in the sanctuary of Queen of Peace Chapel. The wall was created by Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak, who has dozens of ceramic artwork on the Motherhouse grounds and in churches and hospitals around the United States.

Thank you to our 2016 Donors

Donor Levels

Troubadour Arch   $100,000 and up
Canticle Arch   $50,000 to $99,999
St. Francis Arch $25,000 to $49,999
St. Clare Arch $15,000 to $24,999
Mother Adelaide Arch $5,000 to $14,999
Franciscan Partner Arch $1,000 to $4,999

Your gifts make a difference. Thank you.

Memorials and Tributes

Memorial and/or tribute gifts are a wonderful way of remembering or honoring someone special. Celebrate a special family occasion—birthday, wedding anniversary, retirement, or Jubilee—with a gift of memorial or tribute. Or, maybe you want to honor a Sister of St. Francis who was a teacher or friend, spiritual director or one of our Sisters in Third Age Ministry (retirement).

When you contribute in this way we acknowledge your gift and send a notification card to your special person or relative. These names are also given to Queen of Peace Chapel for the Remembrance Book and our Sisters at Trinity House of Prayer for continued prayers and remembrance. Loved ones can also be memorialized or be given tribute by having their name inscribed on our donor wall.

What Your Donation Supports

There are a number of funds you can choose from when making a donation. Please review those listed here and choose the one that best suits you.

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Ministry

Subsidize Sisters volunteering in ministry directly with the poor and marginalized in activities such as a shelter for abused women and children, learning centers and our mission in Haiti.

Education

Support the continual growth of our Sisters in educational and spiritual renewal. These programs are key to the continuation of our ministries.

Sisters Retirement

Provide for Sister’s retirement needs; subsidize cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.

Operating

Congregational operations include routine and long-term maintenance of the buildings on the campus, utilities, living expenses for Sisters, and payroll.

Grounds and Shrines

Includes upkeep of more than two dozen shrines on the 89-acre campus, annual flowers gardens, and maintenance, removal and replacement of hard wood and conifer trees.

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