Legacy Giving

Legacy Overview

Since our parish’s founding in 1855, generations of faithful parishioners have offered their life and labor in building up the parish to the glory of God. The 1855 Circle was formed to recognize and thank parishioners and friends who have included Saint Luke’s in their estate plans.

For anyone inspired to leave a legacy gift to Saint Luke’s, a will or testamentary trust will fulfill this purpose. A will outlines the use and distribution of your assets after your death, including providing for your family and heirs, managing your taxes and expenses, and establishing specific bequests to Saint Luke’s and other organizations as charitable beneficiaries.

You may choose to name Saint Luke’s as receiving a percentage share of your total assets or as a direct beneficiary of specific assets such as a life insurance policy, IRA, qualified retirement plan, or revocable and irrevocable trusts.

How to Proceed

  • If you would like to begin discussions about a specific type of planned gift, please contact: Maggie Domont, 203-655-1456.

  • For information about the planned giving services offered by the Episcopal Church Foundation, please review their website, located here.

  • Consider Sample Bequest Language here

  • If you decide to bequest Saint Luke’s in your will, your attorney can prepare a codicil for you. If you have no will, we strongly urge you to have an attorney draft one for you. Saint Luke’s would be pleased to hear that you have included us in your will.