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Legacy Giving + Planned Gifts

With a simple gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, you can have a major impact on countless lives.

Legacy gifts made to the Saint Francis Foundation will keep our community at the forefront of quality care for generations to come. The Foundation team can help you create a legacy that advances health care for all for future generations.

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Are you a grateful patient or the family of one?

Are you an estate planning attorney?

Are you a philanthropic leader who values health care?

You have a place in the Saint Francis Legacy Circle. Please contact us today to start a conversation about your interests and intentions.

Writing on a check

Learn how easy it is to make a planned gift

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Whether naming Saint Francis as a beneficiary in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity or creating an endowed fund, you are ensuring a quality of care for everyone, no matter their circumstance, that will benefit your community, children and grandchildren for lifetimes to come. Here are some ways you can give:

  • A bequest in your will or revocable trust
  • A life-income gift that names Saint Francis Foundation as a beneficiary, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust
  • A charitable lead trust
  • Designating Saint Francis Foundation as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy or retirement plan, such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b).

Please reach out to Foundation staff at to discuss your options!

Appreciative Doctors

Receive an income while contributing a legacy gift

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Charitable gift annuities pay you an income for the rest of your life.

Learn more about Charitable Gift Annuities

Writing a Check

Be a leader in giving

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San Francisco resident and longtime Saint Francis supporter, Gwendolyn Walsh shares why she gave.

“By making a legacy gift the Saint Francis Foundation, I was able to show my deep appreciation and contribute to the future vitality of the hospital that took such good care of my husband when we needed it the most.”

– Gwendolyn Walsh, Member, Saint Francis Legacy Circle

To become a Circle member, please contact Foundation staff at

Saint Francis Legacy Circle

Have you named Saint Francis Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate plan? We want to recognize you! Please contact us to make us aware of your plans and so we may properly thank you.

For more information please contact us at 415-470-0330 or