Planned Giving FAQs


Why should I write a will?

Your will is one of the most important documents you write in your lifetime. It is a legal record regarding the eventual use of the assets for which you have been blessed. It is an important document that protects the values that you cared for during your lifetime. As a responsible, caring steward of God’s blessings, it is important that you take proper legal action to ensure that your affairs are settled as you choose, and with a minimum amount of stress and expense for your loved ones.

How can my will have a lasting effect?

If you are making out your will or planning to add codicil, we invite you to remember the Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In this way, you will have a special share in the prayers and works of the Sisters of IHM.

A gift made to the Sisters of IHM through your will can be used to help educate our younger members, to help our ministries in Peru and support our work among the poor, and to help ensure that the Sisters you have known and loved are cared for during their retirement years.

How can I ensure that the IHM Sisters are remembered in my will?

If you already have a will, a simple codicil can be added. If you have not yet written your will, contact an attorney to assist you.

Contributions to the Sisters of IHM may be deductible for income tax purposes as provided by law. The Congregation is a 501(c)(3) organization; Tax ID # 24-0795454.  Our full legal name is the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton.