Planned giving

If supporting Catholic Education through the Beacon of Hope Fund is something that you are very passionate about then you may want to consider making a planned gift.  The Beacon of Hope Fund works with The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany ( to offer the best planned giving options and support.  Depending on your needs, you may choose a giving method that can offer significant tax advantages, reduce future estate taxes, and/or provide a steady income for you and your loved ones. 


Gifts to Beacon of Hope may be made through a will or through a revocable trust agreement

Charitable Gift Annuity

Annuitants may designate Beacon of Hope as the annuity remainderman.

Irrevocable Charitable Trusts

Remainder trusts provide a regular income stream to the donor.  Upon the termination of the trust, Beacon of Hope receives the remainder.


Donors may make a gift by naming Beacon of Hope as the beneficiary within a life insurance policy.

Retained Life Estate

Donors may transfer their residence, farm or vacation home to The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany subject to a life estate.  The donor may continue to live in the property for life or a specified term of years while continuing to be responsible for all taxes and upkeep.  The property then passes to The Foundation when the life estate ends and the proceeds will go to the Beacon of Hope Fund according to the donor's wishes.

For more information on planned giving options, or to calculate your planned gift, please visit The Foundation website at