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Memorial & Honor Gifts

A memorial gift in the name of a deceased person comforts loved ones. An honor gift celebrates a special occasion or says thank you. We'll send a card without disclosing the gift amount.

How to Give

Make your memorial or honor gift on our General Donations page. First choose an amount and click "add donation." A new page opens where you select "tribute gift" and fill in the gift details and tell us how to notify the bereaved family or honoree. Click here to give online now.

To give by phone, call Ryan Brady, Donor Records Coordinator, (312) 655-8367.

You may also mail a check with gift instructions to: Catholic Charities, Attention: Development, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.

Funeral Gift Procedures

We suggest that the obituary notice include this phrase:

"The family requests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654,, (312) 655-8367."

Funeral homes may request postage-paid memorial gift envelopes from Ryan Brady, (312) 655-6387 or