Planned Giving

Know Your Options

Did you know that it’s possible to make a gift to Archdiocese of Chicago without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps us continue our work for years to come, and a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction, which eliminates capital gains tax. Additionally, you are no longer responsible for keeping up with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.

Another benefit: You can eliminate the hassle of selling the real estate. You can deed the property directly to the Archdiocese or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.