Parish Legacy Giving

The Catholic Community Foundation can help parishes establish and grow a Parish Legacy Giving program to encourage estate gifts from parishioners. Whether a parish decides to implement a few essential steps or invites greater participation with an expanded effort, the Foundation can provide guidance, support and resources, including:


  • Advising pastor and key staff on appropriate parish marketing plan
  • Providing template marketing materials used successfully at other parishes
  • Creating parish-specific brochures such as “Legacy Giving Options” and “How to Create or Update Your Will”
  • Providing content to create a parish legacy giving webpage
  • Offering Foundation staff as a resource to meet with parishioners considering estate gift to parish
  • Presenting charitable gift or estate planning seminars.


  • Helps pastor and parish leadership understand the importance of developing and continuing a legacy giving program
  • Provides an opportunity for parishioners to express their spirituality, values and pass on the faith for future generations
  • Creates greater partnership with parishioners
  • Contributes to the future financial needs of the Church

Please contact Mary Lou Ozimek to access a log in name and password that will allow you to access a full menu of Parish Legacy Giving Resources that can be customized for your parish.

Access the Parish Legacy Giving Resource Page 

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