Planned Giving

Planned Giving – Reflections on Tomorrow


To give away money is an easy matter and in anyone’s power, but to decide to whom to give it, how much to give, when to give and to give for the right motive and in the right way, is neither in everyone’s power nor an easy matter. Hence, it is that such excellence is rare, praiseworthy, and noble. —Aristotle

It has been more than two thousand years since Aristotle wrote these words. While much has changed since that time, in today’s environment it is more important than ever to carefully consider your charitable gifts and make them in the most cost-effective ways.

Here at Peoria Notre Dame your gift will help to advance the mission of Catholic education and to assist us in forming the whole person, mind, body and spirit in the image of Christ. Your gift will ensure that young men and women are formed for Christian service and love in the world of tomorrow, which so desperately needs this witness.

Spending time in prayer and reflection to decide what to give, when to give, and how to give can make a difference when considering how much you may wish to give this year. Planned Giving is much more than about estates, wills and trusts. It’s about giving the right property, at the right time and in the right way.

The future promises to be exciting and challenging for all. Whether you are single, clergy, married, raising a family, planning for or enjoying retirement, your future and the future of those you care about most will be affected by the plans you make today. Peoria Notre Dame stands ready to help you reach your personal goals. Please consider how one or more of the opportunities listed below may help enhance your future financial well-being and/or that of your loved ones while providing for a meaningful gift as well.

  • Benefiting Others Through Your Will.
  • Giving Through Revocable Living Trusts.
  • Gifts that Feature Income that Never Changes.
  • Gifts that Feature Flexible Income.
  • Make a Gift While Providing for Loved Ones.
  • Give Your Home—And Continue to Live There.
  • Surprising Benefits from Gifts of Life Insurance.
  • Creative Gifts Through Retirement Plans.
  • A Gift of Lasting Significance.

Our Director of Advancement will be pleased to provide you or your advisors with more information as you consider your plans.