Sustaining the Needs of Future Generations

What is the Guardian Angel Society?

The Guardian Angel Society is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to Catholic Charities Dallas and our mission of working together to strengthen families and individuals. Members of this society have included Catholic Charities Dallas as a beneficiary through planned giving vehicles.

The society benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Catholic Charities Dallas annual report
  • Prayerful remembrance in our Guardian Angel Society members’ annual Mass
  • A Catholic Charities Dallas Guardian Angel Society lapel pin

Becoming a member is easy. Contact Kelly Noonan at 469-801-8132 or knoonan@ccdallas.org to notify us that you have included CCD in your estate plan through one of many planned giving options.

Types of Bequests

You have several opportunities in which you can make a bequest to Catholic Charities Dallas.

Gifts of Cash – Gifts of stock or other securities are another simple way to donate. This can be an effective way for you to support Catholic Charities Dallas while enhancing your own financial position. Capital gains on your holdings may escape taxation, and you are allowed a deduction for the full market value of the securities in the year you make the gift.

Gifts of Securities – A specific asset bequest involves making a gift of a specific asset such as real estate, a car or other property.

Gifts of Other Property – Real estate, autos, and other property are other gift options that can be considered.

Bequests – Remembering Catholic Charities Dallas in your gift plans is one of the most popular and effective planned giving choices. You can designate a specific sum or percentage of your estate as a gift after provisions to your heirs have been fulfilled. This arrangement may offer significant estate tax savings and provide an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

Donor Advised Fund – You can recommend a gift from your donor advised fund to Catholic Charities Dallas at any time and also make Catholic Charities Dallas a beneficiary of your fund once it is endowed upon your death

Matching Gifts – Ask your employer if a matching gift program is offered. You may be able to double or triple your generosity with a matching gift.

Focused Gifts – You can designate your gifts to a program or agency of your choice. Catholic Charities Dallas realizes that each donor has interests in specific areas of our many human services. We also offer naming opportunities to our donors as a way to memorialize a loved one or honor an individual, family, or organization. Please contact our office for specific information on the wording for each of the following options.

Benefit Designation – Simply list Catholic Charities Dallas as a whole or partial beneficiary on a bank account, retirement plan, health savings account, insurance policy, etc.

Stewardship – Catholic Charities Dallas ensures faithful and responsible stewardship of your gift for years to come. Your contribution is tax deductible, to the extent allowable by law, and it will provide long-term funding for the current programs of Catholic Charities Dallas and future support for the expansion and addition of programs as new needs arise in the community.