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Legal Implications

The Importance of Using Professional Counsel

Catholic Charities always encourages prospective donors to seek the advice of professional counsel concerning the best giving option for them. We would welcome the opportunity to provide you or your attorney with additional information on any of the methods of giving described in this brochure.

Catholic Charities Foundation
Diocese of Venice
P.O. Box 2116
Venice, FL 34284-2116

This information is an overview based upon current tax laws; it does not purport to be definitive. We hope it will help you find the most mutually advantageous way to make your gift to Catholic Charities.

A matter of the Utmost Confidentiality

During the past year a number of friends of Catholic Charities wrote, called or told us in person that they were remembering Catholic Charities in their Will. All of them were pleased to find that their bequest made them eligible for both membership and the spiritual gifts that accrue to members of the Good Samaritan Guild.

However, many people do not tell us about their bequest while they are alive. By the time we receive notice from probate or an attorney, it’s too late for us to thank them. If you are one of these “anonymous benefactors,” please let us know so that we can enroll you in the Guild. We won’t ask you any questions about your bequest. We will simply send you your membership information and make certain that you are remembered in the monthly Mass said for members of the Good Samaritan Guild.

Just send a note to tell us about your remembrance in your Will or call our Foundation Direstor, Lou Baumer @ 239-671-8706. We will hold your reply in the utmost confidence.

Mail to: 

Catholic Charities Foundation
Diocese of Venice
P.O. Box 2116
Venice, FL 34284-2116