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"Love the poor and your life will be filled with sunlight, and 
you will not be frightened at the hour of your death."
- St. Vincent de Paul

Legacy Society

The Catholic Charities Legacy Society was established by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach to recognize our supporters who have planned gifts to Catholic Charities. Planned gifts can take many forms, the most common is bequests in wills. Planned gifts also include gifts made during lifetime. They can take the form of gifts of cash, or may consist of gifts of property, including life insurances, IRAs, securities or real estate. Such gifts can be outright or through a vehicle such as charitable lead trust or charitable remainder trust. Planned gifts not only provide a means for you to support our work at Catholic Charities, but they can also provide important tax benefits to the donor and the donor's family.

Members of the Legacy Society will be recognized at periodic functions sponsored by the Legacy Society of Catholic Charities. The names of those who have made gifts will be displayed on our Wall of Giving at St. Francis Center in Riviera Beach.

If you have remembered Catholic Charities in your will, or if you wish to explore planned giving opportunities with us, we ask that you contact Debra Tornaben. We look forward to hearing from you and including you in the Catholic Charities Legacy Society.


Donor Wall

The private sector is Catholic Charities main funding source. With the current state of the economy, private sector donations have grown in importance. Your donations provide critical support to Catholic Charities and ensure the poor and vulnerable within the community receive the help they need..

Catholic Charities welcomes donations in any denomination. Donors who make a gift at the following levels will be recognized on the Catholic Charities St. Francis Center Wall of Giving:

St. Francis Founder's Circle: $100,000

Benefactors of St. Francis: $50,000

Friends of St. Francis: $10,000


Catholic Charities accepts:

  • Credit Cards (Master Card, American Express and Visa)
  • Checks (made payable to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach)
  • Matching Gifts (check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program to double your gifts)


Naming Opportunities

There are many naming opportunities available at the Catholic Charities St. Francis Center. To learn more about naming opportunities, contact Debra Tornaben.