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Ways to Give

Giving During Your Lifetime

Outright gifts of cash and securities are welcomed by the Foundation. Donors who make gifts during their lifetime also enjoy the benefit of witnessing the immediate results of their generosity.

Giving In The Future

Many gifts to the Foundation can be made through legacy arrangements.

Bequests may be cash or property. Provisions for gifts to the Foundation from an estate may be for a specified amount or a percentage of the remainder after all other bequests and obligations have been satisfied.

Life insurance gifts can be made naming the Foundation for the People of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois as beneficiary.

Retirement plans are valuable gifts to consider. By naming the Foundation as beneficiary of these assets, one can avoid taxation and possibly pass on larger estates to loved ones.

The Foundation for the People of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois does not provide legal advice for estate planning purposes. It is recommended that an estate planning professional be contacted for assistance before entering into any charitable giving plan.

How To Establish A Fund With The Foundation

Parishes, schools, individuals, families or organizations can create an endowment. Specific details can be found on page 5 of this report. Gifts may also be made to existing endowments that support the causes most meaningful to donors. The funds are invested and generate ongoing revenue for the parishes, schools, programs and organizations of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Donors may name endowments in memory of or in honor of their family, friends or loved ones. Anonymity is also available.