Planned Giving

Through Planned Giving, a type of tax-favored charitable giving that is part of a donor’s financial and estate planning, you can leave a lasting legacy of Catholic stewardship for our parish and schools. These contributions may be made as:

Charitable Bequests in Wills/Trusts

Direct part of your estate to Divine Child in your will or trust, while retaining full use of your property during your life.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Transfer ownership of your policy to Divine Child, or make Divine Child the beneficiary of your policy’s death benefit.

Gifts of Retirement Account Assets

Leave retirement assets to the Divine Child (and leave different assets to family beneficiaries) to reduce taxes imposed on those assets.

Gifts of Marketable Securities

Give outright property gifts to Divine Child in form of individual stocks, bonds or shares of mutual funds.

Gifts with a Retained Income - Life Income Plans

Use a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity to increase your spendable income, reduce taxes and give to Divine Child.

Gifts of Cash

Make a cash donation to the Divine Child at any time, and your donation will be put to work immediately!


Determining which plan is best for you will depend on your personal circumstances. The information listed above should not be considered as legal, tax or financial advice. Your legal, tax and financial advisors should be consulted in the decision-making process. Of course, we are willing and able to work with you and your advisors to help ensure the intended result of your planned gift. Contact Colleen Johnson, Director of Advancement, at 313-216-0893 or  Divine Child is a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law

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