Planned Giving

Wills and Living Trusts

Gifts through Wills and Living Trusts

In many cases, people want to leave assets to the Archdiocese of Chicago in their wills, but also want the flexibility to change the specifics of will content if life circumstances change. It’s possible to do both.

The fact is, you can fulfill your gift in as little as one sentence to help ensure the Archdiocese of Chicago can continue its mission for years to come.

An Example of how it works

When Terry and Maryanne got married, they made a point to put together a will to protect their assets. They both loved the Archdiocese and decided to include a bequest of $1 million to us in their will.

As their family grew, Terry and Marryanne wanted to revise their gift. Their aim was to better ensure their children's future financial security. Their attorney helped them update the bequest language for their gift to the Archdiocese. This gift will now become a percentage of their estate, not a specific amount. Terry and Maryanne are satisfied with the changes they made, and have the assurance that their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

Fund your Donation with

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

Next Steps

  • For additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including the Archdiocese of Chicago in your will or estate plan, 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.

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.