Legacy Giving to SCI

Published in The Knit Before Christmas, August 2022

Named in memory of Janet Lord Roper, SCI’s “House Mother” from 1915 to 1943, the Roper Legacy Society acknowledges the generosity and foresight of individuals who include the Seamen’s Church Institute in their estate plans as an important philanthropic commitment to furthering SCI’s mission.

In 2018, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Christmas at Sea (CAS), SCI established the 1898 Society. CAS volunteers who include SCI in their estate plans are recognized in the 1898 Society and the Roper Society.

Through planned gifts, these thoughtful society members create a tradition that sustains SCI’s important work, enabling us to continue meeting the immediate needs of mariners through pastoral care, maritime education and training, and advocacy.

There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift, including naming SCI as a beneficiary of your estate, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, or by setting up a charitable remainder or charitable lead trust.

For information on how you can make a difference, contact Amy Mugavero, Director of Development, at 212.349.9090 or email: [email protected].