Make a Donation

The Development Office offers you a variety of opportunities to make a donation. The options are listed below:

An outright gift can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. Checks should be made payable to:
Franciscan Sisters of Peace and can be mailed to:
Franciscan Sisters of Peace
Development Office
20 Ridge Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927

If your life or the life of a family member or friend has been touched by the Franciscan Sisters of Peace, you might consider making a gift to us in honor of that person.

In addition to the above, the Development Office conducts four appeals by mail during the year. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive notification of these appeals, please email our Development Office at:
  • Each Spring, we launch our biggest fund raiser, the April Calendar Appeal. We invite your participation by taking tickets for the raffle. Monetary prizes are awarded each day of the month. Drawings are held every Monday in April. Prizes range from $100 to $1,000.    
  • In June, we make an appeal in honor of Saint Anthony, the great Franciscan, who had a special love for poor and oppressed people.
  • Every Fall, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis, on October 4, with a raffle and again invite your participation by taking tickets.
  • At the end of the year, we ask you to consider a gift during our Christmas Appeal.


 You can include a bequest in your will or living trust stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or a percentage of your estate will pass to the Franciscan Sisters of Peace. By naming the Franciscan Sisters of Peace as a beneficiary in a will or trust, you are able to realize your goal of making a substantial gift with the possibility of reducing your estate tax obligations.
(Our legal title for such purposes is Sisters of St. Francis of Peace)
You may choose to name the Sisters of St. Francis of Peace
as the beneficiary of your existing, paid up life insurance policy.
Matching gifts can double, even triple the value of your donation. Many companies support the charitable-giving activities of their employees through a Matching Gift
Program. Your employer matches your donation dollar for dollar to a maximum annual level. Check with your Human
Resource Department to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program in place. If so, HR will provide you with the appropriate forms.

In whatever way you chose to participate or whatever amount you are able to donate, you can be assured that we are grateful. When you support our endeavors, you are actively participating in our mission of peacemaking.
Our benefactors are remembered daily in the prayers of our sisters. A Mass is offered for the intentions of our benefactors on the first Sunday of each month at Marian Woods Chapel in Hartsdale, NY, where many of our retired sisters reside.