Planned Giving


At Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen we’ve been serving meals for more than 30 years, but the problem with hunger in New York City is it isn’t going away. In fact, it’s getting worse.

Planned Giving is a way to leave a legacy of love to your fellow New Yorkers. By planning ahead and leaving a gift to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, you are not only making a lasting impact on the lives of our guests today, but guests who will need us tomorrow as well.

circle member

We invite you to join the 1982 Circle, a special group of donors who have made a planned gift such as a bequest to the Soup Kitchen. Planned giving also has benefits to you, the donor, in tax savings, current cash payments, supplemental support for family and friends depending on your circumstances and objectives.

Bequests – Wills or Revocable Living Trusts

One of the most popular types of planned gift is a bequest, which can be included in your will or trust. A bequest is a loving way to provide for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen’s future and to provide for the future generations of homeless and hungry New Yorkers by making a gift in your will. In addition to allowing you to leave a lasting legacy to an important cause, bequests offer tax advantages.

Here are some options to consider:

  • Cash bequest: Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of assets for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in your will.
  • Property bequest: Donate the proceeds of sold property, including securities or real estate, to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
  • Estate bequest: Direct whatever is remaining from your estate to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen once all else has been paid off and satisfied.
  • Retirement bequest: List Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, including IRAs, tax-sheltered annuities, qualified pension, or profit-sharing plan.
  • Insurance policies: List Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Contingent bequest: List Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as the beneficiary only in the event of the death of all other beneficiaries.

You will need our name, address and Tax ID number as listed here:

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Tax ID #: 13-2892297

Use the suggested following language for a bequest:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, or its successors in interest, with offices at 296 9th Ave., New York, NY 10001, federal tax ID 13-2892297, the sum of $X (amount written out), exclusive of my lifetime donations, if any, to be used for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen’s most urgent priorities as determined by its board of advisors in their sole discretion.

If you have additional questions, contact Jane Van Ingen or call us at 212.924.0167.  Although it is not required, we recommend consulting with a lawyer or financial advisor to arrange your will. Once it is completed, please send us a copy of the relevant section of your will or trust document that details your charitable plans.

Thank you for your generosity.