Frequently Asked Questions
Fr. Chuck's vision was to strengthen the Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders, and his mission was to change our world. This is the legacy he left our world and our movement. The Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund was created to honor the founding father of Worldwide Marriage Encounter, and to ensure that his work continues.
What makes this gift different from other forms of Worldwide Marriage Encounter giving?
The Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund is a permanent fund and only its earnings will be spent. These earnings will be used to support leadership training at all levels of our movement, for couples and priests presenting WWME weekends as well as couples and priests serving in leadership roles in their communities, dioceses and beyond.
Are permanent legacy fund gifts tax deductible?
Yes. Gifts to the Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund are tax deductible in the United States and in Canada. Check with your tax advisor to insure that all gifts are donated appropriately for tax purposes.
What kinds of gifts can be made to our legacy fund?
There are many types of gifts that could benefit the Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund, such as:
- Real estate
- Personal property
- Stocks and bonds
- Life insurance
- Planned Gifts
Is my gift too small?
Even the smallest gift is significant. Donations are pooled in the fund, so every gift adds to the overall growth of the principal amount, which then compounds the return on investments. Every gift is appreciated and every gift is worthwhile.
What is a planned gift?
A planned gift to Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a financial gift structured to serve the needs of the movement and the giver, such as:
- Charitable gift annuities, which provide payments for life, tax benefits and ultimately benefit the Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund.
- Gifts through wills, also known as bequests.
- Charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts to support our permanent endowment fund.
Can I designate a special type of gift?
Yes. Specially designated gifts are a great way to show others you care about them and about the future of Worldwide Marriage Encounter. These may include: Memorial gifts in remembrance of a family member or a church member; tribute gifts recognizing special occasions such as anniversaries and achievements; retirements and promotions.
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