Planning Your Gift to Catholic Charities
A Legacy of Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens
Making a gift to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens through your will is a powerful way to make a difference. Your bequest helps ensure that our social services—services that are vital to those among us who are poor, hungry, elderly, isolated, and disabled—will be there when they are needed.
Making a bequest from a will or a living trust is very simple. You do not have to rewrite your will or trust documents. You simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or trust documents. For your convenience, we have provided some language that your attorney may review:
“I give, devise and bequeath to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, the sum of _______ dollars ($_____) for the benefit of its general support (or specify the specific program you wish to support).”
Instead of naming a specific amount, you may state a percentage of your estate, a percentage of the remainder of the estate after you have provided for your heirs.
If you have questions or would like further assistance, please contact Brian Gavin, Director of Development and Communications at:
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
191 Joralemon Street, 12 FL
Brooklyn, NY 11201