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Planned Giving

Planned Giving is charitable giving that is part of an individual’s or a family’s financial and estate planning. For people of faith, financial and estate planning is a strategic component of stewardship. Stewardship of treasure involves not only sharing a portion of our income (Sacrificial Giving) but also involves the sharing of our assets as well – planning our giving. Planned gifts can benefit the Church in New Hampshire while helping you to save taxes, increase your income and pass more on to your heirs.

Did you know that...

  • You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift
  • Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash
  • Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away
  • Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later
  • Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes

We should all ask ourselves if making a charitable bequest or other special gift in our estate plan is perhaps the final opportunity to teach our children and those that we love that everything we are and have is God’s gift to us. Only you can answer that question as you and your family develop your financial and estate plan and then review it periodically to ascertain if you and your family’s goals and objectives are being met.

See also:

Parish and Catholic School Stewardship
Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund

For more information, please contact:
Thomas Bebbington
Interim Secretary for Development and Communication
(603) 663-0150


Melanie P. English
Administrative Assistant
(603) 663-0166


Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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