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Planned Giving

"For most Catholics, opportunities for giving begin in their parish and diocese.  Diocesan and parish stewardship programs should help individuals, families and  communities better understand why, in the context of a total commitment to stewardship that is planned, proportionate, and sacrificial, it is important to set goals for giving."*

We at Good Shepherd are here to help you navigate your planned giving, whether you want to give now or in your future planning. If you have questions about your planned giving and estate planning to benefit the Parish or Diocese, you should contact your own attorney or Steve Wolcott ( with your questions.

Giving Now

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

Appreciated Securities Donations

Gifts of Grain

Other Assets:

  • Paid up life insurance redeemable for cash value

  • Marketable real estate

  • Marketable tangible personal property

Giving in the Future

Wills and Trusts

Retirement Plan Assets

Charitable Gift Annuities

Other Legacy Gifts:

  • Name your parish, a school, ministry or the diocese as a beneficiary of your life insurance.

More Information

Brochure: Create Your Legacy

Gift Guide Chart and 2018 Tax Law

* "Opportunities for Giving." Retrieved from

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