NCR's Legacy Society is a community of participation—readers and friends who have chosen to give expression to their values through a planned gift—of any size—to NCR through their estate. Our legacy gifts range from $1,000 to $1,000,000 and each one is gratefully received.
Here are just a few of our Legacy Society members who are freely sharing with us why they made this most meaningful expression of their values.
NCR has always been a gift for me since I began searching for independent Catholic reporting on the many issues that are part of our Church, our faith, and our modern world. I respect the integrity of the journalists who contribute to it, and value the diverse perspectives in articles that prompt me to re-evaluate my own beliefs. I especially appreciate NCR's independence in its search for truth. I would like to help sustain NCR in the future and ensure that it continues to be a gift for others. (Carol Rossetti)
Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr.
Estate gifts have been extremely important to NCR's financial stability and will continue to be so in the future. My wife and I have been pleased to provide resources for NCR through our charitable remainder trust. (Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr., Ross, CA)
Anne M. Jenkins
I rely on NCR for its' independent news analysis of my church and our people. I look to NCR to feed my faith and its' stories undergird my spirituality and in it I find community. I want NCR to have the funds to continue so I enthusiastically put them in my will, donate to the annual Friends of NCR fund and gift a dozen subscriptions annually. (Anne M. Jenkins, Edmunds, WA)
Rich and Dana Wekerle
Being recipients of NCR for many years we have always depended on all their reporters and sources to give us straight news about our church and the world we live in--more so than any other source--including our own Catholic Church news. We know of many priests, bishops and sisters who also follow the good and the bad which emanates from our sometimes-faulted ability to get Jesus' message about bringing about the "Kingdom of God." NCR certainly helps us with that. (Rich and Dana Wekerle, Douglas, AZ)
I am happy to support NCR any way I can. From NCR I get a view of the church I find in very few other publications. It gives me a vision of the church that is dynamic and open to the Holy Spirit and at the same time, a church which is changeable and always in need of reform because it is made up of frail human persons. NCR holds the church accountable for its failings but above all it is committed to be a voice of the church's mission as the hope and the light of Christ in a darkened world. (Fr.Tony Schumacher, Fitchburg, WI)