Legacy Membership



The Good Shepherd Society is for donors who wish to keep contributing to FFHL’s mission after they have passed and God has welcomed them into the Kingdom of Heaven. These meaningful gifts allow FFHL to change the lives of Holy Land Christians. Individuals who wish to leave a donation to FFHL in their estate will be welcomed to the Good Shepherd Society and their impact will live on through the organization.


- St. Francis de Sales


The names listed below represent all those we are aware of to date, who have made a provision for FFHL in their estate plans. They are charter members of the Good Shepherd Society.


GSS Legacy Members

Judy Alfonsi
Dr. Joyce K.S. Babiak
Benny and Noni Barrett
Wanda Bears*
Helen Mary Bernard*
Carl Bieniewski*
Kaximierz Blachut*
Stanley Borowski*
Thomas and Karen Carroll
Rev. Michael J Chonko*
Jackie Crawford
John C Druding*
Michael J Eivers*
Palma Farr*
Leila Giries
Raphael Hellmann*
Anna J Kunke*
Marvin and Esther Jacobs Charity Remainder

Todd WJ Macklin
Margaret McElroy*
Edmund Morelle*
Richard J Noel*
Lous D and Kristine
L. Pellisier
Sharon Pfister*
Rosemary L. Phelps*
Denise Marie Scalzo
Clotilda Smith*
Marguerite B Stein*
The Carmel J Vitale* Living Trust
The Doyle* Family Estate
William and Clare Treanor*
Charles P Weber*
Karinne Pevarnik Wolf*
Robert A and Ruth Yearling
Theresa R Zawislak*
Manuel Linan

*marked as deceased

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If you have already made arrangements for a planned gift to FFHL, we would like to express our gratitude and welcome you to charter membership in the Good Shepherd Society. Please notify our planned giving team by filling out the form below.

  • Contact Information:

    To demonstrate my commitment to providing for Christians in the Holy Land, I have included Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land in my estate plans. Note: All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence and used for internal purposes only.
    With your permission, Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land will include your name in the Good Shepherd Society listing published periodically to recognize your gift and to encourage others to make a planned gift. You may be listed as “anonymous” if you prefer.
  • *Your name to be used for recognition purposes
    * By checking the subscribe box your are opting in to phone and email communications. We will use your contact information to provide you education materials related to the GSS Legacy Society membership and other FFHL Information. We will not sell, share, or distribute your personal information to third parties, except as required by law.

    Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization recognized by section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID 33-0628775. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Completion of this form is not intended to be legally binding, but notification of intent. Please discuss your planned giving intentions with your professional advisor.
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If you would like to learn more about the Good Shepherd Society and making a planned gift, we are happy to answer any questions or address any concerns. For more information you may visit our new Legacy Planning website at FFHLlegacy.org. We are eternally grateful for the support of our FFHL family.

FFHL is so very thankful for the impact we have been able to make in the Holy Land because of the generosity of our donors.