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The Legacy Fund

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word have established The Legacy Fund to support the preservation and restoration of The Chapel of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, The Brackenridge Villa and our two cemeteries in San Antonio and in St. Louis. As you are aware our current preservation and restoration project is dedicated to The Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

Your gift is very important to us. If you have questions in regards to making a gift or would like a member of our Development Team to contact you, please email us at

Photography: Sr. Marichui visiting the community in Uvalde, Texas.
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Donate by Check
(Only in the U.S.)

Make checks payable to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

If you are donating in honor or in memory of someone, sponsoring a specific ministry, or wish to direct your donation to the area most in need, please write that in the “memo” of your check.

Tax receipts are mailed within one week after donations are processed. Including your email address helps us keep you updated on how your contribution helps us continue to serve God’s people.

Please, mail your donation to: The Sisters of Charity of The Incarnate Word – 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209-6209

Other ways to give

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

Account for transfers:

Bank of America
San Antonio, Texas USA

Account number:

4880 8251 3111

Routing number:






4503 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209-6209

International Giving

We apologize but we don’t accept foreign checks at this time. However, international banks can issue money orders in USD. Money orders should be made payable to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and can be mailed to the address listed below.

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
4503 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Please note, only donations from within the U.S. are tax-deductible.

Donations as Stocks and Bonds

We’re able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt through the Depository Trust Company (DTC). For security, settlement and reduced paperwork, electronic transfer through the DTC is preferred. This can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.

Please contact in advance so your stock donation can be easily tracked for tax purposes.

Last Will and Testament

Document on the Last Will and Testament a percentage of the Assets you want to bequest the Sisters of the Incarnate Word. Please include our Legal name, address, phone number and our Tax ID for our Organization.

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio
4503 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

210 828 2224

Tax ID – 74-1676917

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Legacy and Planned Gifts (only USA)
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word have existed for 150 years because of our donors and friends like yourself. There are many ways to give to benefit the Sisters, including some that are not well known to many of our donors and friends. These areas usually fall under the heading of Legacy and Planned Giving is normally any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

Planned giving allows donors to support nonprofits with larger gifts than could usually be made from ordinary income. Some of the most common examples of Planned and Legacy Giving are listed below:



If you are interested in making a gift through Planned or Legacy Giving or have any questions about this area, feel free to contact:

Martha Quiroga at 210 828 2224 x268
Kristy Pellegrino at 210 828 2224 x292


You can also email us at and again, we thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.

Monthly and Recurring Gifts

An easier way to help.
To make a monthly or recurring gift online, simply check the monthly box under the Pay Pal section. You can cancel your recurring plan at any time.

Annual Giving

Your annual commitment and support will allow the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to ensure the fulfillment of our mission on a daily basis.

The Dubuis Circle

The beauty of each flower is what makes the bouquet beautiful.
An acknowledgment program for our benefactors according to the amount donated each semester. Each level (flower) represents a country where our ministries have been present.


ROSE – Up to $500

United States of America: Showering the world with beauty, even amid thorns.


Africa: Beautifying our world in colorful cascades.

SHAMROCK – Up to $2,500

Ireland: Signifying the gift of Hope.

CANTUTA – Up to $5000

Peru: Gracing even the most rugged mountain paths.

DAHLIA – Up to $10,000

Mexico: Blooming large and bright in sun and shadow.

FLEUR DE LIS – $10,000 plus

France: Building on our roots, extending our reach.

Major and Legacy Giving

Major, Planned and Legacy Gifts normally have been planned out ahead and have a larger one time impact on the mission of the organization or a specific ministry. These gifts normally create a Legacy for both the donor and the charity.

Ways in Which You Can Support The Sisters

Help Provide Quality Care And Adequate Resources To Our Sisters During Their Retirement Years.

About the CARES Act

The CARES Act, an economic stimulus bill that was passed into law on March 27, 2020, contains many provisions to assist for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Most of the initial commentary about the recent stimulus packages has, for obvious reasons, focused upon the organizational aspects such as payroll protection and enhancements to the small business loan program.


It is important that you also consider the tax changes that potentially affect the planning considerations of your donors and, therefore, might also affect your fundraising efforts.

Here are three aspects of the CARES Act that might have an effect on the philanthropic planning of your donors. Keep in mind that these are not the primary reasons a donor makes a gift. Your mission matters the most. Tax planning tends to affect how they give, not why.

Practical implications: Although the CARES Act does not forbid the use of the charitable IRA rollover, the impulse to use this type of gift will be greatly reduced 1. New, temporary universal charitable deduction. The CARES Act creates a new universal charitable deduction of up to $300 for contributions made this year. In the last few years, we have seen other federal tax law changes that have reduced the number of taxpayers who itemize their deductions. As a result, we have seen a decline in the number of donors who are in a position to claim the charitable deduction associated with their gifts. This new universal charitable deduction will reverse that trend for this year only. Everyone who claims the standard deduction will now be able to claim this special charitable deduction up to $300. However, this does not include in-kind gifts and also does not include gifts made to Donor Advised Funds.

Practical implications: This is potentially beneficial to your annual giving program. Update your website to reflect this temporary opportunity. When you resume your solicitations (the timing of which will of course be different for each organization), include a reference to this opportunity and direct people to your website.

The future: Prior to COVID-19 and the CARES Act, many have advocated for a permanent universal charitable deduction. Later this year and in 2021, be sure to monitor this situation. If this is considered successful, there may be an extension beyond 2020.

2. Changes to charitable deduction limitation. For those who do itemize their deductions, there is a limit upon the amount that they can claim in a single year. Typically, for cash gifts, a donor can claim a charitable deduction up to 60 percent of their Adjusted Gross Income. The unused portion above that amount, if there is any, would then roll to the next year (and for up to five extra years… a total of six tax returns). The CARES Act now allows a donor to claim up to 100% of AGI for cash gifts made this year.

Practical implications: This is not as widely applicable as the new universal charitable deduction. Plan to mention this to donors who may be considering larger contributions, especially if they are accustomed to spreading out their support over a period of years because of this limitation. Although some donors will of course be negatively affected by economic conditions, you may be working with others who are less affected (or, more accurately, their own perception is that they are less affected). For these individuals, some may be willing to accelerate their intended commitments for this year because they will be able to claim a larger deduction than they expected in 2020. This may be particularly true if their support is also related to the immediate needs of your organization or the immediate needs provided by your organization.

3. Changes to retirement plan distributions. Typically, individuals who have retirement accounts, such as a traditional IRA, 401k, or 403b, must withdraw from those accounts each year when they reach a certain age. For many years, the age of Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) was 70½. Recently, this was changed to age 72. Donors who have been obligated to make this withdrawal but have also believed that this represents additional taxable income that they don’t presently need have been able to make charitable IRA rollover contributions directly from their traditional IRA (not 401k or 403b) to charitable organizations up to a maximum of $100,000 per year. These contributions would count toward their RMD obligation and would allow them to avoid receiving taxable income.

Our ministries have taken us across the globe. Your financial support will help us to continue to make real and tangible the saving and healing love of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word.