Legacy Society

St. Mary’s Legacy Society

Honoring Your Support
We established the Legacy Society to express our gratitude for this devoted group of donors who have remembered St. Mary’s in their estate plan.  Legacy Society members share the common bond of philanthropy and vision to provide for the needs of future generations. We invite you to join this special group of compassionate St. Mary’s supporters.

Cecile’s Story

Her neighbors’ smiles are her lasting legacy.

It’s summertime and Pauline Grenier can’t stop smiling. Each day she goes outside to the patio at the St. Mary’s Residences and sits in ‘her’ rocking chair. “I like getting outside on the patio because I can see everything going on and I get to meet new people,” says Pauline.

This lovely patio wasn’t always available to our seniors at the residences. It was made possible thanks to one person, Cecile Tardif Fortini. Cecile passed away in 2014 and included a bequest gift to St. Mary’s in her will. She regularly gave small gifts to St. Mary’s and would have been amazed to learn the huge impact her bequest gift has had!

When Cecile’s attorney was asked why Cecile wanted to remember St. Mary’s Residences in her will, he responded that “she wanted to help her friends and neighbors to be more comfortable and to make things nicer for them.” And she did! The funds held in trust because of Cecile’s bequest make it possible for the outdoor spaces to be maintained and upgraded when needed.

Cecile Tardif Fortini

Membership in the Legacy Society

Demonstrate your personal compassion by remembering St. Mary’s in your will, trust, life insurance policy, charitable gift annuity or retirement plan.  No gift has a more lasting impact. An estate planned gift also offers you many potential advantages, including federal estate tax savings, the elimination or reduction of capital gains taxes, and the opportunity to increase spendable income.

Benefits and Recognition
Knowing your gift ensures that St. Mary’s will provide excellent health care for future generations is the most rewarding benefit to you.  In addition:

  • your gift will be publicly recognized in our annual report and on our donor wall or you may choose to remain anonymous.   
  • your gift may be eligible for a space naming opportunity. 
  • learn more about the impact of your gift with a behind-the-scenes in-person or video tour. 
  • you will receive an invitation to our annual donor stewardship event.

Making Your Gift to St. Mary’s
If you have already arranged for gift in your will or another planned gift, thank you – please let us know. If you are still considering a planned gift to St. Mary’s, let us know your intentions so we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that benefits your estate and makes clear your intention to help St. Mary’s.

You can fill out this online form or download and mail in this form.

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