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Planned Giving

With a very simple gift, you can help us continue our mission for years to come.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors like you, Saint Johns is able to continue to provide life-giving services to homeless men of Philadelphia since 1963. Whether it is a donation of casseroles, volunteer service, clothing, financial contributions or items from our wish list, Saint John’s relies on your generosity and selfless giving to continue its mission each year and hopefully for many years to come.

How To Donate

  • Paypal
  • Check
  • United Way

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is a method of supporting non-profits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could normally make from their income. Some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, while others choose to use estate and tax planning options and to provide for their favorite charities and family in ways that maximize the gift and minimize the impact on the donor’s estate.

To put it simply, a planned gift is any major gift, made in a life-time or at one’s death, as a part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

By contrast, gifts to the Annual Appeal or to any specific campaign, are made from a donor’s current, available income and/or assets. While these gifts may be budgeted, and are intended for the benefit of the non-profit or charity, they are not considered planned gifts.

Whether a donor uses cash, stock, real estate, artwork, personal property, life insurance or retirement plan, the benefits of a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very desirable to both the donor and charity alike.

For more information contact Kris Jaeger, Community Relations Director, at