Annual Catholic Appeal

Lumen Cordium Society

Who We Are

The Lumen Cordium Society is the giving society for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Established in 1996, the Society celebrates those who believe in the mission of the Church and choose to give resources that will have a lasting impact. Catholic women and men who choose to become part of the Lumen Cordium Society set an example of good stewardship as they positively impact people and ministries in need of assistance. Their gifts serve as testimonies to their belief in the Church’s vision and mission to build a vital, vibrant and life-giving community of faith.

Society members have made significant gifts totaling nearly $97 million to the Annual Catholic Appeal, to enable the Archdiocese of Chicago and its ministries to fulfill its mission. 

Level of Patronage

While the satisfaction derived from advancing the mission of the Church in Chicago is the greatest reward, the benefits described below are intended to convey Cardinal Cupich's gratitude for your support.

Patrons

Those donating at the $1,500 to $4,999 level will:

  • Be recognized in the annual Lumen Magazine 
  • Be included in the Prayer Intention Book of Society members
  • Be invited to the annual Mass and Reception with the Cardinal

Benefactors

Those donating at the $5,000 to $9,999 level will:

  • Receive the above Patron benefits
  • Be invited to the annual "Heaven on Earth" tour of historical churches
  • Be invited to an annual reception at The Residence with the Cardinal

Level of Patronage: Cardinal’s Leadership Group

Cardinal’s Circle

Those donating at the $10,000 to $24,999 level will:

  • Receive the above Benefactor benefits
  • Be invited to a Christmas Reception with the Cardinal

Cardinal’s Guild

Those donating at the $25,000 to $99,999 level will:

  • Receive the above Cardinal’s Circle benefits
  • Be invited to a special dinner with the Cardinal

Cardinal’s Roundtable

Those donating at the $100,000+ level will:

  • Receive the above Cardinal’s Guild benefits
  • Be invited to select roundtable gatherings

For more information, please contact:

Benefactor Relations Coordinator/Lumen Cordium Society Coordinator
Deborah Heglin Kozak   
312.534.7615 
dkozak@archchicago.org