OUR FUTURE

Securing Our Future

St. Andrew's House has continued to lovingly and faithfully serve guests since 1954.  Contributions from an endless list of generous souls have allowed us to weather time & changes over the years.  Still, each year presents challenges to make ends meet, give our staff better compensation or make needed improvements to our facilities.  This should not be the condition of a place so cherished by so many for so long.  Your contribution will help transform St. Andrew's House from merely surviving to truly thriving!

The Needs

  • Continue to upgrade equipment and capacity to increase accessibility for guests with physical or health concerns

  • Increase staff compensation to improve job retention and quality of life

  • Build maintenance reserve to ensure that facilities stay in excellent condition

  • Build our Endowment Fund to provide sustainability for the years ahead

Ways to Contribute

  • Make donations on an annual or monthly basis to build the foundation for a healthy community of caring ministry

  • Give gifts designated to meet specific needs, such as new equipment or projects that particularly touch your heart

  • Include St. Andrew's House in your trust or estate planning.  You can leave a lasting legacy that will impact this sacred space for years to come (see below)

 

How to Join Our Chapter of the Bishop’s Society 

  • Bequests through your will—the most common form of a legacy gift 

Specify a dollar amount, a piece of property, or a percentage or the residual of your estate.  Consult with a qualified attorney who can review your goals in light of applicable federal and state laws, and ensure that your will accurately reflects your specific wishes. 

  • Beneficiary Designations 

You can pass your assets directly to an individual or organization outside of probate, simply by designating them as a beneficiary. 

For example, you may name St. Andrew’s House as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, pension, retirement fund, commercial annuity contract, bank account, or brokerage account.  Talk with your attorney or financial planner about possible tax benefits from these arrangements. 

  • Other Types of Planned Giving  

Charitable Gift Annuities or Trusts:  These provide you with current tax benefits, provide income to you during your lifetime, and then leave the remainder to the St. Andrew’s House.  Qualified Charitable Contributions (QCD): These satisfy your retirement account’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), and can provide tax benefits.  Other Gifts: There are easy ways to gift your stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, bonds—contact the Bishop’s Office at 206.325.4200.