The Villa St. Benedict Foundation
Villa St. Benedict encourages donations to enhance the quality of life of its residents and to support the benevolent mission of the organization. Tax-deductible donations may be unrestricted or restricted to a specific purpose, for operations, capital improvements or current needs. Income from the Foundation enables Villa St. Benedict to provide a comfortable, secure home for those whose assets are not sufficient to meet their retirement expenses. This is made possible by the generosity of past and current donors to Villa St. Benedict.
Did You Know?
- Villa St. Benedict is a not-for-profit corporation. It has operated as a retirement community in the Lisle area since 1987, first as the Queen of Peace Retirement Center, whose mission was to provide a comfortable, secure home for elderly women. Villa St. Benedict, a modern continuing care retirement community, opened in 2005.
- An Illinois 501(c)(3) corporation, Villa St. Benedict is not affiliated with any outside continuing care retirement community or provider.
- Villa St. Benedict currently provides financial assistance for almost 10% of its residents.
- Your contribution to Villa St. Benedict is tax-deductible.
How Your Gift Helps
The mission of the Foundation is to provide for those who have worked hard and served our community well, but are not in a financial position to pay for all their needs in retirement. Villa St. Benedict is working, along with a few other retirement communities, to offer a private sector alternative to government assistance for these members of our community. The Foundation provides confidential financial assistance for residents who cannot afford on-going expenses for their residency at Villa St. Benedict. It also provides resources to help current residents whose assets are not sufficient to meet their ongoing expenses. A little under 10 percent of Villa St. Benedict’s residents were beneficiaries of the Foundation during the 2008–2009 fiscal year, an assistance level made possible by the generosity of donors to Villa St. Benedict.
Other Restricted Gifts
Donors may designate a specific use for their charitable gifts, such as support of activities, equipment, or improvements to the facilities or grounds, to enhance the quality of life of Villa St. Benedict residents, and support the benevolent mission of the organization. Donors desiring to make such gifts may do so by contacting the Development Office.
Questions about making a gift? Please call the Director of Development at 630-725-7015
or by e-mail.
Ways to Give to Villa St. Benedict
The Annual Fund comprises gifts of cash and securities made by residents, families, board members, churches, employees, and other friends of Villa St. Benedict. The Annual Fund year runs from April 1 to March 31, with the Annual Fund drive conducted in November and December.
Memorial gifts provide a wonderful opportunity to honor or memorialize loved ones or friends. These special gifts can be made by including with your donation the name and address of the person to be recognized and occasion for the honor, or if the gift is a memorial, the name of the person to be remembered and the name and address of the family member to be notified.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Donors are able to double their gift dollars if they or their spouses work for, or are retired from, a matching-gift company. To take part in a company’s community support program, the donor should enclose or forward his or her company’s matching gift form to Villa St. Benedict.
Giving to Villa St. Benedict
Gifts made by check are the easiest and most popular way to contribute.
Please make your check payable to Villa St. Benedict Foundation and note
on the memo line any specific way you would like your gift used (For example:
“In memory of”). Mail your contribution to:
Villa St. Benedict
1920 Maple Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
Stock, Real Estate, Gift Annuities, Bequests and Gifts in Kind
If you are interested in one of these types of gifts please contact the Director
at 630-725-7015 or by e-mail.