Planned Giving

Endowed Gifts

An Endowed Gift and the Archdiocese of Chicago

When you donate to the Archdiocese of Chicago’s endowment, you give a gift with immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the Archdiocese, and the remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Long-time supporters Helen and Jack want to make sure the Archdiocese continues to flourish long after they're gone. They also want to memorialize Jack’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jarins. So, they make a $2 million donation to the Archdiocese, which we invest. Each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Jarinses. The rest of the income is reinvested in the fund; that's what allows it to support us indefinitely. Helen and Jack get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

Fund Your Donation With

  • Cash (Link)
  • Appreciated Securities (Link)
  • Real Estate (Link)
  • Tangible Personal Property (Link)

Next Steps

  • To discuss the possibility of giving real estate to the Archdiocese, please contact: 
    Elin R. Schriver, Planned Giving Relationship Manager
    Archdiocese of Chicago
    835 North Rush Street
    Chicago, IL 60611-3020
    312.534.5396
    eschriver@archchicago.org
  • Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  • If you include the Archdiocese in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.