Tax-wise giving to Archdiocesan Parishes, Schools and Agencies.

Tax-wise giving is referred to by many names. While some people refer to it as charitable estate planning, the most common term used for tax-wise giving is “Planned Giving.” Although all gifts are planned in one way or another, “planned giving” generally refers to making a gift now while retaining an interest in the donated property, or arranging a gift that the charity will receive in the future or at the donor’s death.

Ideally, Christian stewardship impacts all phases of our life including our plans for the use of our worldly goods and resources after our death. Planned gifts are typically larger and more sophisticated than normal Sunday contributions, capital campaigns and special fundraising event gifts. The subject of a planned gift can take the form of real property, cash or other personal property.

A planned gift to the Archdiocesan parishes, schools and agencies may be attractive to the donor for a number of reasons:

  • It is a further demonstration of the generosity of the donor.
  • The donor will be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction.
  • It can provide for favorable capital gain tax results.
  • It can assist in minimizing estate taxes.
  • It can generate an income stream for the donor.
  • It can provide the donor with the satisfaction of knowing that his or her gift will have a major impact on the benefiting charity.

Planned Gifts are deposited in a Restricted Fund

With certain limited exceptions, planned gifts to Archdiocesan parishes, schools and agencies are set up as separate, restricted accounts belonging to the donee-organizations.  Each such account is restricted in that it may be used and accessed only for the purpose of the planned gift. Restricted Fund planned gift accounts earn a rate of return tied to performance of the invested portion of the account and it is recommended that consultation be given regarding professional investment management in the financial markets through the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas.

IRS Circular 230: Charitable giving has tax implications. Please advise donors to consult personal tax advisors to review important tax disclosures.

Please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development (913) 647-0325 or for information regarding:                                                                

  • Stock transfer procedures
  • Suggested language for wills and estate planning for gifts to the Church
  • Information on Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines
  • Information on Donor Advised Funds, Family Foundations, Memorials, Endowments, Scholarship Funds