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Frequently Asked Questions
Sister Mary Hartman Society
Why make a planned gift?
With a planned gift to Friends of Cantera, you support Nicaraguan community leadership and empowerment for years to come, supporting CANTERA’s sustainability. One of the wonderful things about a planned gift is that for most donors they can make a larger contribution than they thought possible.
How can I make a gift to Friends of Cantera, Inc. (FoC) in my will or revocable living trust?
•Designate specific dollar amount to FoC.
•Designate percentage of estate to FoC.
•After all other bequests are honored, leave the remainder of your estate to FoC.
•Designate a specific item to leave for FoC.
What other simple, effective, and easy ways can I make gift to FoC?
There are many ways, such as gifts of Life Insurance, Beneficiary Designations, Stock Donations, IRA Charitable Rollover Donations, to name a few.
What does my attorney need to know?
Friends of Cantera, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax and is a 501(c)(3) organization.
The organization’s name and address:
Friends of Cantera, Inc.
2021 Pollard Parkway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
FoC’s Federal Tax ID Number: 770326005
Who can I contact for further information? Who do I inform if I have already made a gift?
Contact CANTERA’s Development Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of this web page is to provide general information. For support or advice when considering a planned gift, we encourage you to consult with your attorney, tax professional or investment professional.
Sister Mary's Story
Sister Mary Hartman, co-founder of CANTERA, is a Wisconsin native and Sister of St. Agnes. Sixty years ago, her life was changed when she moved to Nicaragua. Having witnessed war and oppression in Nicaragua, she has dedicated her life to being a social reformer and human rights activist. Her solidarity with the marginalized in Nicaragua is a tremendous act of love.
Sister Mary’s life can be characterized by her work fighting for human dignity—food for the hungry, health care for the sick, jobs for the unemployed, voice for the voiceless, education for children, respect for women, empowerment among youth, and justice for all people.
Sister Mary continues living in Nicaragua today.
What is the Sister Mary Hartman Society?
Many dedicated Friends of Cantera have made gifts for CANTERA in their will. Upon making this kind gesture, they become members of the Sister Mary Hartman Society!
How can I become a member of the Sister Mary Hartman Society? Anyone can become a member of the Sister Mary Hartman Society by making a planned gift to Friends of Cantera. Please let us know if you have made a planned gift so that we can honor you as a member of our society!