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Why We Give
When Western Lithograph owner Joseph Cholick created a trust for his family estate in 1984, he included a
gift to Maryville and left the door open as to how it would eventually be used. Thirty years later, his planned gift will create a lasting legacy that honors his own experiences and his wife Edith's personal motto. More »
Helen Elizabeth Schulte Soder was taught by the Sisters and graduated from St. Mary of the Valley Academy (now Valley Catholic School) in 1934. Throughout her lifetime, she maintained contact with our Sisters and always spoke very highly of the impact that her education from the Sisters had on her life. The Sisters had an impact on other members of her family as well. More »
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to SSMO Foundation as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to SSMO Foundation as a lump sum.