"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." – St. Augustine
On Friday, April 26, 2019, the Midwest Augustinians will be hosting their Seventh Annual Gala at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. We understand that a number of our benefactors are unable to attend the event, but there is still a way you can support us. By clicking on the button below, you can make a gift in honor of our sole honoree, Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., to support Augustinian Vocations, Retired and Infirm friars, and the Missions in Peru.
We rely on charitable gifts to support three main priorities:
Educating and forming future Augustinian priests and brothers through our vocations programs;
Providing for our retired and infirm Augustinians, many of whom have served the Church for 60 years or more;
Supporting our missions in Peru, providing for the spiritual and material needs of this impoverished territory.
Through your generosity in providing for these three priorities, we are better equipped to serve in more parishes, schools, and missions. We receive no regular charitable funding from dioceses or the Augustinian headquarters in Rome. We are only able to fund these three priorities by receiving modest salaries in our schools and parishes, receiving draw downs from independent financial trusts, and through charitable giving. Your generosity is imperative for the success of our Order.
Please donate today using our secure online giving form. You may also send a check to: Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, 5401 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Other Ways to Donate
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of stock, whole life insurance, retirement plans, annuities and bonds can be a great help to the Augustinians. They often carry multiple tax benefits – income, estate, and capital gains. For more information on your options, please email the Province Advancement Director, Michael Gerrity, or call him at 773-595-4035.
Gifts of Property/Real Estate
Donating a home, second home or real estate can be a great help to the Augustinians and may also have many tax benefits – income, estate and capital gains. It is also possible to donate a house and to retain the right to live in it rent and tax free for the rest of your life. For more information on your options please email Michael Gerrity or call him at 773-595-4035.
Planned Giving / Bequests
This is a great way to make a substantial gift at the end of life on earth and after there is no need for money or property. It is a great way to help the Augustinians and to ensure that your hard earned funds go to purposes you want – and not the state or federal authorities.
See also: Support Us – Planned Giving / Bequest