Covering the cost of a Retreat
The goal of the Jesuit staff, the Manresa Administration, and the Manresa Board of Directors has always been to provide an outstanding retreat experience at Manresa on the Mississippi. It is their considered opinion that financial concerns should not keep a man from attending his retreat at Manresa. With that thought in mind, there is no set donation for your retreat at Manresa.
Over the years, the men of Manresa have asked for a guideline of the actual cost for providing this experience. The Manresa Board of Directors has determined the bare bones cost of this retreat experience to be $350.
This amount does not consider any costs associated with the maintenance of the buildings and grounds or any capital improvements.
Many men find that the value they receive from their treat at Manresa far exceeds the $350 amount. It is their consistent donated amounts in excess of $350 that allows for all men to afford this retreat experience.
In the spirit of helping Manresa
to stay on this same sound footing in
the future, you can also provide
Planned Giving. Planned Giving is
a charitable gift that you plan now
to give in the future. Examples of
Planned Gifts are:
- Bequests – You can designate
Manresa in your will for a specific
amount, a percentage, or
as a residual beneficiary. You
have to plan this with your
- In Memory Of – Please mail memorial donations to:
Manresa Retreat House
Attn: Shellie Hayes
PO BOX 89
Convent, LA 70723
(1) The name of the deceased person
(2) The name and address of the family member to receive acknowledgement
A card will be mailed to the family member and donor.
- Charitable Gift Annuity – you
can transfer to Manresa cash
or appreciated property; in
exchange we pay you a fixed
income for the rest of your life.
At your death, Manresa gets
- Charitable Remainder Trust
– Similar to a Charitable Gift
Annuity; for larger gifts; you
can control the investment
of the trust assets for the rest
of your life. At your death
Manresa gets what’s left in the
- Life Insurance – If you have life
insurance that you no longer
need, you can name Manresa
as the beneficiary (in whole
or in part) of your policy. If
you donate the ownership of
your policy to Manresa you
could get a current Income Tax
- IRA and 401K Beneficiary
Designations – you could name
Manresa as beneficiary of your
IRA or 401K plan (in whole or
in part). Since Manresa is a taxexempt
organization, it would
not have to pay the income tax
that your heirs would have to
pay on IRA & 401K payouts.
There are other, more complex Planned Gifts; but these are the basics. Please contact us for more information.