Charitable bequests are gifts made through your will or living trust to charity. A bequest can be a wonderful opportunity to support the work of St. Peter’s parish and school, while still having full access to your assets during your lifetime. Your bequest becomes a living legacy of your compassion and concern for the future of our parish community. The exact language you use in your legal document is important.
In May of 2013, St. Peter’s established its first parish-wide endowment, so that gifts to the parish may continue to give for generations to come. Your planned gift may be directed to the parish general fund or to our endowment fund.
If you are considering naming St. Peter’s parish in your will or living trust, please use the following language:
For an unrestricted gift to the general fund:
“St. Peter’s Catholic Church, located at 815 E. Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.”
For a gift to the parish endowment, please specify:
“St. Peter’s Parish Endowment Fund.”
St. Peter’s Cornerstone Society was created in October 2013. This honorary
organization allows us to thank today those who have created a provision in their estate plans to benefit St. Peter’s Parish. As a member of our Cornerstone
Society, you have the opportunity to encourage others, by your example, to do the same.
In addition, individuals who make a planned gift to the St. Peter’s Parish Endowment Fund will also be recognized in the St. Peter’s Heritage Society which celebrates all gifts to the parish endowment.