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.

Types of Giving


Give Stock

Legacy Giving

Give From Your IRA

Consider donating stock as a way to continue supporting the causes you love. Stock giving allows you to save your cash, avoid capital gains, and maximize your impact. You may also receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.




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.

If you are 70.5 or older, you can support Catholic Charities mission directly from your IRA. An IRA gift can potentially reduce your taxable income, and if you are 72 or older and must fulfill a Required Minimum Distribution, your donation is a compassionate way to fulfill this requirement.




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

  • 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.

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