Planned Giving

By including Catholic Charities in your will or estate plans, you can enjoy tax benefits and help sustain our work for generations to come. The most common type of planned gift is a bequest. This is where you set aside a stated amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate. This type of gift can be easily arranged through your attorney. The terms of the gift can be changed at any time by an amendment to your will.

Your estate may benefit significantly from the charitable deduction, while at the same time giving a benefit to others. Making a gift demonstrates a profound sense of caring and a spirit of generosity. It encourages a tradition of giving, a family philanthropy, which continues to future generations.

These gifts can be designated specifically to a county or to Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston.
For questions on making a bequest please contact Nicole Ricker at