Ways to Give

Through the ministries of education, healthcare, spirituality, pastoral and social services, the Daughters of Wisdom have and continue to make a difference in the lives of others. For over a century in the U.S. and over 300 years worldwide, Daughters of Wisdom have ministered to God’s people.

Those who support the Mission of the Daughters of Wisdom through donations of their time and/or their treasure are part of our Wisdom family. Every gift has an impact on others and, like a drop of rain in a river, each gift creates a thousand widening circles.

There are a variety of ways to give to help advance the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom. Listed below are the most common ways in which our benefactors and donors make financial donations.

Cash Donations

Cash donations provide immediate assistance through the fund/program of your choice. See how you can help by viewing the various options set up in the drop-down box under the Donate On Line tab.  To make a donation by check, simply make check payable to “Daughters of Wisdom” and mail to the attention of our Development Office at:

Daughters of Wisdom
385 Ocean Avenue
Islip, New York 11751

Online Donations

We can accept credit card donations from your Visa or Mastercard. You can also arrange to have donations automatically deducted from your checking account if you choose. To make a donation online, just follow these easy steps:

Step 1:    Go to the DONATE tab at the top of your screen, and click on the Donate On line dropdown.

Step 2:   A new window will open and you will have a choice of how you can make your donation. Your gift can be made in honor or memory of someone, or to a specific fund in the dropdown menu.

Step 3:    When the new window opens up,  follow the prompts to fill in the required information. 

Memorial Donations

A wonderful way to honor a person is to make a Memorial donation to the Daughters of Wisdom in the name of a friend, a special person in your life, or a loved one. For more information, please contact our Development Associate, Rosalie Mullane at 631-277-2660, Ext. 17. 

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

The Daughters of Wisdom accept gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This type of gift can provide the donor tax savings on capital gains as well as an income tax reduction. Of course, before giving such gifts, you should first consult with your attorney and/or financial advisor. For more information on making gifts of appreciated stock, please contact our Development Associate, Rosalie Mullane at 631-277-2660, Ext. 17. 


A bequest is a gift made through an individual’s will and is a time-honored way to make a difference in the lives of others well into the future. You can include the Daughters of Wisdom in your will and make a bequest in several different ways. For sample wording and/ or naming opportunities, please contact our Development Director. As with gifts of stock, please consult with your attorney and/or financial advisor before making a bequest. 


Special prayer cards are available to remember someone who has died, on their birthday for their healing, or for a special occasion.  Once a card is purchased, the person's name is placed in a Book of Life, Book of Birthdays, Book of Healing or in a Book of Special Occasions which are present in the chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent in Sound Beach, Long Island, NY. The names listed in the books are remembered by the Sisters at daily mass offered in the Chapel.

You can request cards by calling Rosalie Mullane, Development at 631-277-2660, ext. 17 or emailing: rmullane@daughtersofwisdom.org.









NEW for 2016

Book of Life Memorial Donations







Book of Special Occasions Memorial Donations


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