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Gene & Dorothy

Gene and Dorothy said, "A charitable gift annuity is a win/win arrangement. We will receive a great rate of return for the rest of our lives and at the same time support the Claretians and their important work. The annuity arrangement provides us with more financial security during retirement which certainly helps in today's economy."



Charitable Gift Annuity

A National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretian Charitable Gift Annuity is a special kind of gift. It is a simple contract that allows someone to support the Claretian ministries and receive a FIXED annual payment for the lifetime of the donor and/or the lifetime of a loved one.

Benefits of a National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretian Charitable Gift Annuity

Personal Satisfaction: Your gift annuity assists a worthy cause that makes a difference in the lives of others. Your gift enables the Claretians to:

  • Promote missionary work with the poor
  • Provide guidance to inner-city youth
  • Provide education for seminarians
  • Provide affordable housing for senior citizens
  • Provide support for campus ministry
  • Foster devotion to St. Jude

A Good Rate of Return: Some donors find their investment funds are yielding low returns. It is possible that they may increase their rate of return with a Claretian Charitable Gift Annuity.

It’s Simple to Set Up: You can handle all transactions for the annuity electronically or through the mail. We also have a professional staff that will provide helpful and courteous service. We are ready to answer any questions. All inquiries receive prompt and personal attention and are strictly confidential.

Your Money is Secure: Annuity payments are backed by all assets of the Claretians. Your contract specifies that your payments will continue for the remainder of your life.

One-life
To start a single-life annuity, transfer a specified amount of cash or assets to the Claretians. In exchange, you receive guaranteed payments for life. Age determines the annuity rate. Generally, the older you are, the higher your rate.

Two-life
If you prefer a two-life annuity, the ages of both annuitants determine the rate. The annuity guarantees a specified income for the duration of the contract. After the death of either annuitant, the survivor continues to receive the fixed payment

Rates for two-life annuities are slightly less than a single-life annuity.

*Our rates follow the recommendations of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA)
*Charitable Gift Annuities are not available in all states

For current Charitable Annuity rates click here. (1.5mb PDF)

How would you benefit from establishing a charitable gift annuity? For a free, confidential, no obligation illustration:

Contact us:
Claretian Planned Giving Office
205 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5033
Telephone (800) 237-7783
or (312) 236-7782
Email: plannedgiving@claretians.org

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