Planned Giving Overview

Saint Andrew's Abbey

Planned Giving

Ways You Can Support the Good Works and Mission of Saint Andrew’s Abbey

Our Benedictine community of monks at Saint Andrew’s Abbey has thrived in Southern California since 1956. We minister year-round to thousands of Catholics, other Christians, and non-Christians. We conduct retreats for adults and youth at retreat centers. We assist the poor and needy in local communities, we share spiritual insights with guests and retreatants, we hand make beautiful ceramic religious artworks, and we operate one of the best religious book and gift stores in the West. Our work and prayers are dedicated to becoming closer to Christ and to realizing His presence in our lives.


We hope you will consider including Saint Andrew's Abbey Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 95-1904411), in your estate plan. The gifts we receive from you will help make all that we do possible for years to come. You are welcome to establish a named fund that provides ongoing operational support for our Abbey, our guest house, our ceramics studio, book and gift store, or youth retreat center, as well as for the future formation and education of our new monks.


Because major changes to federal tax laws are likely in 2017, it is important to consult with your estate attorney, your certified public accountant, and your financial planner about any of the following options for planned giving:

Gifts you can make this year
Stocks and securities
Real estate
Life insurance


Gifts you can give over your lifetime
Retirement plan assets
Savings bonds
Life insurance death benefits
Stocks and securities
Real estate


To learn more about generously supporting Saint Andrew’s Abbey, please contact:
Brother Paul Ortega, O.S.B, 661 944-2580,


You don’t have to be wealthy to help shape the future of Saint Andrew’s Abbey. Even small bequests add up significantly over time. Please be confident that we will carefully manage your legacy gift to ensure that it will support our mission in perpetuity. To learn more about bequests and other giving options, please go here. To download the Saint Andrew's Abbey Planned Giving Brochure, please go here.

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