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Planned Giving


How it Works

Planned gifts from people like you sustain our mission to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.

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Tomorrow's Hope Foundation financial supporters

Founder & Chairman Lewis S. Ranieri, Peggy Ranieri-York, Board Member, and Robert York

“My mother and father, Peg and Lewis Ranieri were the founding members of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. Catholic education always held a tremendously big place in their hearts. My parents felt every child should be afforded the opportunity to attend Catholic school. I attended Catholic school at Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School in Bellmore, and Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale. My parents taught me the importance of my faith and Catholic education throughout my life, and now I am a teacher at Kellenberg along with my husband Bobby. One of the best decisions Bobby and I have made was to send our son Anthony to Catholic school. We as a family hope to teach Anthony the same values my parents taught me, by ensuring the continuance of Catholic education for our future leaders through the Legacy of Hope Society.”

~ Peggy Ranieri-York

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Legacy of Hope Society

By becoming a member of the Legacy of Hope Society, you have the power to support Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation while still securing the financial needs of your loved ones, as well as benefitting from tax credits and deductions. Legacy gifts – both modest and substantial – are a gracious way of ensuring that your support will continue to strengthen the future of Catholic education for many generations to come. Your Legacy Society membership involves no obligations or solicitations but does allow us to thank and recognize you throughout the year. It is our hope that your foresight will also inspire the generosity of others.

To learn more, we encourage you to explore the gift opportunities below. We are happy to assist you in any way we can as you prayerfully consider if one of these options is right for you.

Legacy Gift Options

Gifts From Your Will


Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. There are many types of bequests. We can help you choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts


Naming Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan, or other donor-advised fund will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts of Stock


When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you’ll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover


If you’re 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property


Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well-curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Donor Advised Funds


Transferring funds to Tomorrow’s Hope from your donor advised fund is becoming a popular option for our benefactors. This method of giving would assist students and schools in need in a timely manner without risking your financial security in this unpredictable environment.

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