Leave a Legacy

Celebrate your life by making a difference
in the lives of others.

Thank You.

Your support of Talbot Interfaith Shelter provides Shelter, Stability, Support, and a path to Success for men, women, and children in need in our community.  Without you, our neighbors would not have access to the tools and resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and reclaim their independence.  Because of you, our guests have a stable place to live, rigorous case management, assistance in navigating necessary services, and the life skills needed to build sustainable self-sufficiency.  

Planning a legacy gift to TIS will help ensure that our S4 Program can continue to positively impact the lives of families and individuals in our community.

Talbot Interfaith Shelter's Quasi-Endowment Fund

In early 2021, with an eye toward securing the sustainability of our mission, our Board of Directors voted to establish a Quasi-Endowment Fund.  Like a traditional Endowment Fund, Quasi-Endowments are invested, and the income from those investments can be used to help with general shelter operations.  However, a Quasi-Endowment is less restrictive, allowing the board, under certain circumstances, to move principal funds out of the account to ensure the continuity of operations of our S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success).  For more information about our Quasi-Endowment Fund and investment policies, contact our Director of Developement Laura Richeson at lauraricheson@talbotinterfaithshelter.org or 443-786-6962.

Building your legacy through a gift to Talbot Interfaith Shelter is incredibly simple.  

Make a gift in your will

Contact your estate attorney and instruct him/her to add the following language to your will:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Talbot Interfaith Shelter, Inc., PO Box 2004, Easton, MD 21601, or its successor in interest, ______________ Dollars (or _________ Percent) to be used for its general purposes.”

Make TIS your "Beneficiary"

If you have a retirement vehicle such as an IRA or annuity, you can make TIS a beneficiary of your account.  Simply contact your Financial Advisor to find out their process for updating your beneficiaries.  You’ll need the contact and EIN information listed below.

If you would like TIS to be a beneficiary of your non-retirement assets, ask your Financial Advisor about Transfer on Death or Payable on Death designations.

You may need the following information:


Talbot Interfaith Shelter, Inc.

PO Box 2004

Easton, MD 21601

EIN 26-4629046 

"Over the last few years, TIS has come a long way: we are now able to house our guests in two buildings in Easton. But almost more importantly, a passionate and innovative staff has introduced life skills training for our guests, which helps them in their job search and re-entry into a life where they determine their own destiny...

I am sure you are, of course, aware of all of these facts. I just recounted them because I have to remind myself every so often how lucky we have been. We live in this beautiful part of the Eastern Shore, statistically one of the wealthiest regions in the United States... But we tend to forget that there are also nearly 1,000 households in Talbot County alone who barely have enough income to pay for groceries, rent, and other daily necessities.

As a society, we have to find a way to overcome this huge gap in the long term. But in the meantime, we can support, sponsor, and help and organization such as Talbot Interfaith Shelter, which not only provides a temporary home when people have become homeless, but also helps them to get back into a normal life. The caring and passion of its staff and many volunteers have convinced me and my wife to make a Planned Gift through our will in the form of a bequest to TIS' Quasi-Endowment Fund."

- Peter Woicke, Board Chair

"When we started TIS, we had a vision of helping families get back on their feet.  Ten years later, when I walk into Easton’s Promise and see parents and children rebuilding their lives in a homelike environment, I know that our founding vision has become a reality. 

For all of these reasons, I have decided to make a gift to Talbot Interfaith Shelter in my will.  It is important to me that my legacy includes the continuation of the good work being done by TIS.  Poverty and homelessness in our community are problems that are not going away, and I trust the future leadership of the organization to put my money to good use in offering those in need the opportunity to work towards a brighter future."

- Gail Benjamin, TIS founding volunteer and former Board Chair