Planned Giving

Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Those You Love with a Gift in Their Name

Establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a loved one impacted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, or even to celebrate a special occasion, all the while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting dedication to your loved one and an impact in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

When Lilian’s husband passed away, she wanted to do something that would establish a legacy in his honor. During his lifetime, he often praised the Archdiocese for its work to better his community. So, Lilian decided to make a gift to the Archdiocese in her husband's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her husband's legacy live on at the Archdiocese thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Lilian also received a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Fund Your Donation With

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

Next Steps

  • For additional information on creating a memorial gift at 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 make a memorial gift to the Archdiocese through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Archdiocese of Chicago or The Catholic Bishop of Chicago

Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2170826

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.