Mother Cabrini Shrine is a nonprofit, religious organization and we are self-supporting. Our annual budget is just over one million dollars and we rely on donations, retreat fees and sales from our gift shop. We are thankful for generous financial support from visitors, friends, businesses, the local community and all others who wish to promote the mission of Mother Cabrini Shrine and help us carry forth the great legacy of St. Frances Cabrini.
Gifts may be made for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate or the residuum remaining after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been paid. Specific bequests of property such as real estate may also be made.
In exchange for a gift of cash or securities, the Cabrini Fund, Inc. will guarantee to pay you and/or another beneficiary a specified annuity. This is one of the oldest and simplest ways of making a gift, and in addition to the current charitable deduction, a portion of each annuity payment is income tax free.
What has become very popular in recent years is naming a charity as a beneficiary in one’s tax deferred retirement plan such as an IRA, Keough Plan, 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans. The distribution from any of these plans would take place after your death and may be very taxwise for your family.
Policies that are no longer needed for family protection or business purposes make excellent charitable gifts, regardless of whether or not all of the premiums have been paid. When ownership of the policy is irrevocably assigned to Cabrini Mission Foundation, the cash value of the policy is a tax deductible gift, as are all future premium payments. By establishing new life insurance policies, specifically for Cabrini Mission Foundation, a donor is able to make a substantial gift for a relatively modest annual outlay.
Charitable remainder unitrusts or annuity trusts enable you to make a significant gift to the Foundation while protecting or greatly improving your personal financial position. You and/or another named beneficiary will receive the income from the trust for your life, and you also receive an immediate income tax deduction. Tax savings are increased if appreciated securities are used to fund the trust because of capital gains tax considerations.
The Mother Cabrini Legacy Society has been created to unite the Cabrinian family together to accept Mother Cabrini’s challenge to “help the missions entrusted to the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart by offerings and service.” The Society specifically focuses on charitable and estate planning and the structuring of bequests and planned giving options. These gifts represent the desire of individuals to give back, to do more, and to make a difference in the world.
For more information about planned giving, the Mother Cabrini Legacy Society, or to become a member contact us.
There are several options for naming opportunities to honor or remember a family member or loved one at the Shrine. Please fill out the information below and the plaque will be ordered and placed where requested. Please note that plastic or silk flowers, photos, decorations and other landscape alterations are not permitted and will be removed. Thank you!
located in the Main Chapel—$300
located at the top of the steps near the statue of the Sacred Heart — $250
located in the lobby of the main building and in the grotto chapel — $100
Individuals can be perpetually placed in the Mother Cabrini Shrine Spiritual Enrollment Book in the main chapel and will share in the Masses, prayers and works of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please fill out the information below and a card will be sent to the recipient of the Spiritual Enrollment.
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The annual Mother Cabrini Shrine Gala raises funds for the maintenance and operations of the Shrine. Over the past fifteen years, some of the projects the gala has funded include: new carpet, a new roof and air conditioning in the chapel, renovations of the retreat facilities and gift shop, repaving of the road and the construction of the Meditation and Cabrini Gardens. Recently, we refurbished an old pump house in the Cabrini Gardens and turned it into a museum in honor of Mother Cabrini. The Shrine is self-supporting and does not receive any outside funding. Our one million dollar budget is met by retreat fees, gift shop sales, donations, direct mail campaigns and our annual gala fundraiser. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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