Planned Giving

Guide to Making a Will

How to Plan Your Will

Communicating your legacy with one document
A will is an excellent way to demonstrate love and appreciation for the people and things you care about most. It is also an opportunity to make gifts to the people and causes you hold dear in a way that was not possible during your lifetime. When the Archdiocese receives gifts through wills, we know, respect and appreciate the thought and care that went into the decision to make us a beneficiary. We steward this generosity carefully.

In the U.S., more than half of adults with families have not created a will, the only legal document by which a person can name who should manage his or her estate, and direct how assets should be distributed.

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