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Bequest and Planned Gifts to The Grotto

Bequests and major gifts to The Grotto are important and valuable to ensure that existing ministries and the shrine itself will be present for years to come. 
Gifts in your name or in the names of loved ones may be made during a person’s lifetime or after death.

The usual way to make a planned gift apart from an outright gift is to arrange for The Grotto to be included in a will, living trust, or other estate plan.  The
shrine can be named as a benefactor in the estate plan in different ways - for a percentage of the will, an outright amount, or the balance of available
funds after all other bequests have been made, etc.

Membership in The Grotto Bequest Society is available to those who have already made a will and have included The Grotto as a beneficiary.  Benefits
include remembrance in a special Mass for members every month while they are living, and perpetual membership in all Masses and prayers celebrated at the shrine after death.  An engraved plaque showing membership is given to all members.  You are invited to arrange for membership by applying to our Office of Gift Planning at P.O. Box 20008, Portland Or 97294-0008 or by e-mailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Other ways of making gifts in your memory are by paid up life insurance policies, stocks, real estate, retirement benefits, etc.  We will be most grateful to you for rembering The Grotto, and we will remember you in our Masses and prayers in the future.

Help secure the ministries and the beauty of The Grotto for generations to come.

Bequests. A gift in your will or trust is a thoughtful and easy way to support The Grotto. Your gift will show your support of The Grotto’s ministries and mission.

Bequest Society. Become a member of the Bequest Society. If you’ve already planned a legacy gift to The Grotto, please tell us about your gift by emailing our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). As a Bequest Society member you will receive spiritual benefits as well as others.

Life insurance. A wonderful way to include The Grotto in your estate is by naming The Grotto a beneficiary of an insurance policy.

Gifts of Stock and Real Estate. These options offer income-tax benefits that have the potential to help you in your financial and tax planning.

We advise that all donors speak with a financial adviser and/or an attorney when thinking of making a planned gift.

For more information contact our Office of Gift Planning at 503-254-7371.


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