Planned or Estate Giving

Gifts Through Wills and Trusts

Thank you for considering naming Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) as a beneficiary of your will or trust. A gift through your estate ensures that your commitment to ending poverty will continue beyond your lifetime, having a lasting impact on CCUSA’s work to serve those in need.

We suggest using the following language:

"I give, devise and bequeath to Catholic Charities USA, a charitable organization located at 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 400, Alexandria Virginia 22314, [state percentage of estate or residue, sum of money or otherwise describe property] to be used for its general [or the following specific] purposes."

Catholic Charities USA prefers that bequests be made for its unrestricted general purposes in its work to reduce poverty in America. To learn more, please contact John, 571-527-3289 or email

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