Planned Giving

Imagine today, right now, you can change the future.  You can help to make sure there will be fewer hungry people, less scared and uncertain families and more help and hope for those in need.  You can plan for that. You are the future of Catholic Charities.

We invite you to consider leaving a lasting legacy by including us in your estate plan or formal designation.

For more information, contact Elaine Perine at or 217-321-8322.

Ways in which you can plan your giving:

  • Include a gift to Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield in Illinois; one of our offices, facilities, or programs. 
    • Alton, Granite City, Quincy, Carlinville, Springfield, Decatur, Effingham, or Mattoon. 
    • St. Anne's Residence or St. John's Breadline. 
  • Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield in Illinois after your lifetime.
  • Designate a portion of your life insurance policy to support Catholic Charities after your lifetime.
  • Donate appreciated stock you have owned for more than one year.
  • Arrange a charitable reminder trust to benefit Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
  • Establish a charitable lead trust that supports Catholic Charities and helps preserve your loved ones’ inheritance.

Planned Giving
Including a gift in your estate plan to Catholic Charities is a powerful way to ensure we can continue the mission for years to come. Creating your will allows you to make a lasting commitment to your loved ones, your values, and your community. If you do not have an up-to-date plan in place, you can create your legal will for free using this trusted resource from our partner, FreeWill, which makes it simple to start your legacy in a few minutes online.