DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING


The financial stability of the Prince of Peace Abbey is essential to its mission as a monastery. We invite your participation and generosity. All donations help support the worship, prayer, work, community life and service to which the monks have committed themselves. Prince of Peace Abbey is a non-profit organization.

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CURRENT DONATIONS

If you wish to donate to the monastery by writing a check,
please make checks payable to “Prince of Peace Abbey”.
Mail or deliver to:
Attn: Treasurer
Prince of Peace Abbey
650 Benet Hill Road
Oceanside, CA 92058-1253


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PLANNED GIVING

While many benefactors and friends support Prince of Peace Abbey through outright gifts of cash or other property, there is a growing awareness of the value of providing long-term benefits to the monastery through Planned Giving. Planned Giving offers friends of Prince of Peace Abbey and members of the Catholic community the opportunity to participate in accomplishing our Lord's work in a variety of ways, some of which provide mutual benefits for both the donor and the monastery.

Planned gifts, as well as outright gifts, can be funded in a variety of ways, including cash, appreciated securities, mutual funds, retirement plans, real estate and business interests. Prince of Peace Abbey will work closely with you to help develop a plan that is best suited to wishes and desires. Planned gifts represent a sound "spiritual investment" in the work of Prince of Peace Abbey for generations to come.

There are many types of Planned Gifts. You and your financial advisors can select a form of gift that is consistent with your personal values, accomplishes your charitable goals and takes into consideration your overall financial and estate plan. Besides simple will provisions, there are a number of life income plans available which can sometimes result in larger gifts than originally anticipated while also enhancing your income stream. Some of the ways to provide for the Prince of Peace Abbey through Planned Gifts are the following.

Bequests
Endowments
Charitable Gift Annuities
Life Insurance
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Retained Life Estates


Bequests
Charitable bequests are considered by many to be the heart of most planned giving programs. They are the most common form of planned gifts and one of the easiest ways to insure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death. A bequest can also be a profound expression of faith and a lasting memorial of your Christian witness. Bequests are flexible, easy to establish and can vary in size and form. Sometimes, a simple codicil making provision for the monastery can be added to an already existing will.

Endowments
Sometimes referred to as the "gift that lasts forever," an endowment is another way to exercise good stewardship while directing how your gift will be used in the future. An endowed gift is generally one in which the principal is left intact and the income only is used to provide support in perpetuity. Endowed gifts become a source of long-term security for Prince of Peace Abbey and its spiritual and corporal work. Since they help address both current needs and those in the foreseeable future, they can be considered an ultimate act of stewardship. Endowed gifts can be made immediately or in the form of a bequest and they can be established to support our general purposes or designated for more specific needs. An endowed gift is a living legacy that keeps on giving for you, year after year.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable gift annuities are one of the oldest and most reliable charitable tools available to donors. A Charitable Gift Annuity is a combination of both a gift and an investment. It is an excellent way to help support Prince of Peace Abbey while also helping to insure your own financial security. A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple contract between you and Prince of Peace Abbey whereby you irrevocably transfer cash and/or marketable securities (e.g., stock, bonds, mutual fund shares, etc.) of at least $10,000 to Prince of Peace Abbey; in its turn, Prince of Peace Abbey pays you a guaranteed fixed income for life on a quarterly basis, based on your age and the interest rate in effect when the annuity is established. When you transfer these assets to Prince of Peace Abbey, you are giving a gift to Prince of Peace Abbey and purchasing an annuity at the same time; therefore you receive a charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made. Depending on your age, a significant portion of the annuity payments may be tax free. There are also no legal or administrative costs to you.

Life Insurance
Life insurance offers a donor the opportunity to make a generous gift to the Prince of Peace Abbey either at no cost or with a relatively modest cash outlay. You can donate a paid-up life insurance policy by assigning the policy to Prince of Peace Abbey and designating Prince of Peace Abbey as the beneficiary. In this case, there are no out of pocket costs to you and you receive an income tax deduction for your gift. Another cost-free method of using life insurance is to designate Prince of Peace Abbey as a beneficiary of all or a portion or your workplace-provided life insurance policy. Also, if you are a director or trustee of an organization that has purchased a life insurance policy with you as the insured, you may designate Prince of Peace Abbey as a beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Generally, the purpose of a trust is to set aside money or other assets to provide an income for yourself or another person. Charitable trusts have the additional advantage of establishing a tax-deductible gift for non-profit organizations. With a Charitable Remainder Trust, you irrevocably transfer cash and/or appreciated marketable securities to a trust during your lifetime or via your will. If you fund with appreciated securities, you may avoid the payment of capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Since the trust is tax-exempt, it will not have to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation when it sells. You may designate yourself and another individual to receive income for your life(s) and, at the conclusion of the income payments, the remainder of the trust principal will be paid to Prince of Peace Abbey. The Charitable Remainder Trust is a flexible instrument that combines charitable giving with personal financial planning and generally requires an attorney who is familiar with this type of arrangement and, possibly, the services of a trustee.
A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
may be attractive if you like the security of receiving a fixed dollar amount that does not change throughout the term of the trust. You may not make subsequent additions to this type of trust but you may create additional Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts.
A Charitable Remainder Unitrust
may be more appealing if you prefer to receive a fixed percentage of the annual value of the principal. Subsequent additions may be made to your Charitable Remainder Unitrust and the investment strategy may be modified to meet your changing financial needs.

Retained Life Estates
One way of giving a gift and keeping it is through a life estate. This is an attractive option for people who would like to donate their residence to charity yet remain in it during their lifetimes. A Retained Life Estate allows a donor to give a personal residence to Prince of Peace Abbey and live in it for life. The residence may be a vacation home and need not be the donor's personal residence. While living in the residence under the terms of this agreement, the donor continues to be responsible for all maintenance and routine expenses, including taxes and insurance. When the agreement ends, Prince of Peace Abbey is free to use the property or the proceeds from the sale of it. By transferring the property currently, rather than waiting until death, and retaining a life estate, the donor retains the benefits of the property while obtaining a current charitable income tax deduction. The property also passes free of federal estate tax. If the donor vacates the property prior to death, the property is rented and the income passes to the donor.

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For more information about
Donations and Planned Giving,
please contact:
Deacon Paul Davidson, Business Manager

Telephone: (760) 967-4200 extension 247

E-mail: deaconpaul@princeofpeaceabbey.org

Deacon Paul Davidson
Prince of Peace Abbey
650 Benet Hill Road
Oceanside, CA 92058-1253