St. Basil the Great, one of the Three Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church, is renowned for his acts of philanthropy, including the establishment of the first orphanage in human history, the first Christian hospital and homes for the elderly.
His compassion for children, the poor, the elderly, the sick and the oppressed is a model for the work of IOCC in its ministry to people in need throughout the world.
The St. Basil Society honors and recognizes the generosity and vision of those who, like St. Basil, have chosen to leave a legacy of compassion to the world through IOCC. St. Basil Society donors will receive special recognition in IOCC publications and the IOCC Web site for choosing to designate IOCC as a beneficiary of their estate or deferred gifts. IOCC will also honor requests for donor anonymity.
Enrollment in this honorary society is simply a matter of advising IOCC of the creation of a legacy gift: a bequest in a will or living trust; a charitable gift annuity; a charitable remainder trust; or designation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. The receipt of a signed letter of intent or of an outright gift to the endowment entitles the donor to the designation of "St. Basil Society Member."
If you have included IOCC in your estate, please contact IOCC by filling in the online form below or by calling William Brown, Director of Development, toll-free at 1-877-803-4622.