Though one’s time on earth is limited, the Dominican Order has persevered for over eight centuries. That’s why your endowment can be a perpetual legacy of faith that provides the Order with critical support as they preach the Gospel in every generation.
Use an endowment to support the programs you care about most. You may also name it to honor family, friends or a beloved friar.
Endowments with the Dominicans are professionally managed by JP Morgan Private Bank or the National Philanthropic Trust, under USCCB guidelines for moral and ethical investing.
Please consider the following steps to establishing your endowment:
Endowments may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 or more.
However, you are free to give to a previously established endowment at any level.
Your endowment may support any activity / need of the friars. Take time to pray and discern what God may be calling you to support. Some common examples are:
- Greatest Needs of the Friars (common)
- Student Brother Education and Formation (common)
- Elderly Friar Care
- Albert the Great Priory (House of Studies)
- Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
- …or call us to discuss other ideas you may have
We’re here to help answer questions, honor your intentions and work with you to achieve your philanthropic goals.
- Contact our Director of Advancement, Chris Hanzeli, at (510) 658-8722 or chris[at]opwest.org
- Consider if you’d like to name your endowment e.g. The Smith Family Endowment. You may also consider naming your fund in honor or memory of someone.
You may fund your endowment with almost any asset, from cash to real estate, or even crypto currency.
You can also fund your endowment with disbursements from your retirement account (70 ½? this can help meet your retirement fund’s Required Minimum Distribution aka RMD).
Note: if you’d like to use real estate to fund your endowment, please check with our development office first as some limitations apply.
Mail Gifts to:
Western Dominican Province
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, CA 94618
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
DTC #: 902
Credit Acct. #: P72500
FFC Acct. #: B41713003
Acct. Name: Province of the Holy Name – Gift Account
Reference: [Donor Name(s) here]
Once your endowment is established, we’ll provide you (and the heirs you choose) annual reports on the impact of your gift and what you’ve been able to accomplish.
You’ll also be invited to special events and receive important communications, keeping you connected to the work of the Dominicans.