Gift Planning

Gift planning involves providing for a future gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver or your parish through your financial and estate plans. In gift planning, we can help in planning for the impact you want to have today, what outcomes you hope to achieve for tomorrow, and what legacy you desire to create during your lifetime and beyond.

Giving Stories

  • Estate gifts a ‘great boon’ for parishes

Types of Planned Gifts

The Archdiocese of Vancouver welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements.

Gift In Your Will

A gift in your will or bequest is the simplest and most popular way to leave a legacy to the Archdiocese of Vancouver or your parish.

Stocks and Appreciated Securities

A gift of securities is one of the most cost-effective ways to support the Archdiocese of Vancouver or your parish, immediately or through a gift in your will.

Life Insurance

Gifting a new life insurance policy or an existing one you no longer need is a cost-effective way to donate a large sum to the Archdiocese of Vancouver or your parish.


Giving retirement assets is one of the easiest, most tax-effective ways to support the Archdiocese of Vancouver or your parish.

Real Estate and Personal Property

The Archdiocese of Vancouver welcomes gifts of real property such as real estate, works of art and personal collections.

Donor Advised Funds

Combine the flexibility of a private foundation with the tax advantages of a public charity.


An endowment generates annual support for our local Church, in perpetuity.

Gift Planning Resources

We can work with you to tailor your contribution to support the areas of our mission most important to you.

Free Estate & Burial Planning Guide

We are pleased to offer a free guide packed with worksheets and valuable information. It is a useful tool to gather or update important information in preparation for a meeting with a lawyer. Legal advice and execution is required, but using this guide shortens the process and cost. The guide includes:

  • Worksheets to gather important family and financial information
  • Information on the process of preparing one’s will
  • Tips on selecting an executor
  • Guidelines on stewardship gifting
  • Basic instructions for a power of attorney and Advance Care Planning
  • Estate planning checklist

Catholic Legacy Society

The Catholic Legacy Society is a special group of supporters who have made a generous commitment, so that our mission will continue for years to come.

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