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Planned Giving

There are many creative ways a person can make a great gift to a Catholic organization that benefits both the giver and receiver. Below a few ways to give wisely, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine which type of gift and Catholic Charity fits you.

Below are a few documents to help Catholics in the Diocese of Dodge City begin planning their Will with Catholic values in mind.
How to Host a Planned Giving Seminar
Will Planning Booklet
Kansas Catholic Bishops Press Release ~ Declaration on Life & Natural Death
Catholic Declaration on Life & Natural Death ~ Attachment to Will
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions
Gift through a Will
The sizzle
  • A gift through a Will is simple to make.
  • A donor can retain the gift during his or her lifetime.
  • A donor can change the beneficiary, amount or form by creating a new or modifying an existing will.
  • An estate has a charitable deduction for the value of the gift.
Giving with Life Insurance
The sizzle
  • Immediate deduction of the policy value.
  • Premiums paid by a donor after the gift of the policy are deductible.
  • Assignment removes the policy from the estate.
  • A donor can make a significant gift he or she may not be able to make during a lifetime.
Giving with a Gift Annuity
The sizzle
  • Transfer cash or marketable securities to the Diocese
  • Donor receives an income tax deduction and may save capital gains tax.
  • The Diocese pays a fixed amount each year to the donor or to anyone  named for life.
  • A portion of these payments can be tax-free.
  • When the gift annuity ends, its remaining principal passes to the Diocese or preferred Catholic Charity set by a the donor.
Giving Appreciated Property
The sizzle
  • Transfer your vacation home or other property out of your estate to a favorite Catholic Organization.
  • Reduces Income Taxes by: Deduction for contribution.
  • You give a large gift you may otherwise not be able to make.
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
The sizzle
  • Transfer cash, securities, or other property to a trust
  • Receive an income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax.
    • During this term, the trust pays a percentage of its value each year to the donor or anyone.
  • When the trust ends, its remaining principal passes to a parish, diocese, or preferred Catholic Charity.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The sizzle
  • Transfer cash, securities, or other property to a trust
  • Receive an income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax.
    • During this term, the trust pays a percentage of its value each year to the donor or anyone.
  • When the trust ends, its remaining principal passes to a parish, diocese, or preferred Catholic Charity.

 

A donor can retain the property
and income during his or her
lifetime.
A donor can change the
beneficiary, amount or form by
creating a new will.
An estate has a charitable
deduction for the value of the gift.

Diocese of Dodge City


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