In the spirit of St. Francis' love, your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Every gift helps. Thanks to the kindness, generosity, and commitment of people like you, Stonehill Franciscan Services is the Dubuque-area’s leading faith-based retirement and care community. Contributors enable us to upgrade facilities, medical equipment, vehicles, and more. And with your ongoing support, the quality of life for Stonehill residents—present and future—will only continue to grow. “For it is in giving that we receive.” — St. Francis of Assisi
For assistance giving your gift over the phone, please call our Development Office at 563.690.9623.
Donating securities, also referred to as stocks, is an easy and secure way to advance the mission of Stonehill Franciscan Services and our Benevolent Foundation—and may even provide significant tax benefits to you as a donor.
Securities can be easily transferred electronically from your account to the Stonehill Benevolent Foundation by clicking on any of the following template forms found below:
To arrange a bequest from your will or trust(s), simply contact your estate-planning attorney to create or amend the necessary legal documents. Below is an example of bequest language that might be used.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Stonehill Benevolent Foundation located at 3485 Windsor Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa, which has a tax identification number of 42-1337556, the sum of $_______, or _____ % of the residue of my estate.”
Assets such as retirement plans, life insurance, and insurance annuities are not entirely controlled by the terms of your will. These assets instead require separate beneficiary forms. Revised designations can benefit Stonehill Franciscan Services in part or in total. In order to make beneficiary changes, you must notify your plan’s administrator. A “change of beneficiary” form will be required.
We encourage you to always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.
Gifts may be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one. To learn more about our Honor Society and Legacy Society, please see Giving Societies below.
Every year generous organizations like yours support Stonehill Franciscan Services in the mission to provide a continuum of quality lifetime care services to residents in a dignified atmosphere. To discuss opportunities for sponsorship in 2018, please call Amy Schauer at 563-690-9623. Additional sponsorship information will be posted here as it is available.
This is a special club of donors who help Stonehill inspire lives through compassion and faith through their gift of $500 or more in a year. Donations are used to help fund the benevolent care of residents and special projects on the Stonehill Franciscan Services campus.
Levels of giving are:
To join the Compassionate Care Club at Stonehill, please make a one-time gift at any of the levels above or speak with the Development Office staff about how to make a pledge and donate toward your gift each month. Your name will be listed on the Stonehill website and on a special sign in the Stonehill Health Center. Once your giving has exceeded $10,000, you will become a member of the Stonehill Honor Society.
This is an exclusive donation society reserved for those who go above and beyond in their generosity. Members are admitted once their lifetime gifts have reached a level that truly helps us sustain benevolent care services and other projects on the Stonehill campus. Philanthropy of this magnitude is a distinguished honor for which we are eternally grateful.
Members of the Stonehill Honor Society are recognized on the Stonehill website (see our donors below), in our annual dinner program, and on our donor wall, unless they have chosen to remain anonymous.
Levels of giving are:
Have you considered the legacy you’d like to leave? Legacy giving, otherwise known as planned giving, can be an incredible way to honor your own life or the life of a loved one by giving a gift to Stonehill through your will or estate plan. A legacy gift of any size is appreciated, and you will be honored as a member of the Stonehill Legacy Society. You will be recognized on the Stonehill website (see our donors below) and on a special plaque on the donor wall (unless you choose to remain anonymous), and you will receive a complimentary invite to a special reception for legacy donors. If you need help planning your estate, Stonehill offers complimentary estate-planning services through a partnership with Thompson & Associates.
If you or a loved one received exceptional care at our facility and would like to recognize a Stonehill employee, you may do so by making a gift in their name to the Stonehill Employee Scholarship Fund. The employee will be recognized on the Stonehill website (see our donors below) and Facebook page, and in the employee newsletter. The employee will also receive a special certificate of recognition. The funds will be used for staff development, certifications, and continuing education opportunities.
See our donor bill of rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.
7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.