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Memorial & Honor Gifts

Memorial & Honor Gifts

Memorial gifts are a special way to acknowledge a friend or a loved one who has passed away. Honor gifts, similarly, are a meaningful way to mark special milestones—births, baptisms, graduations, confirmations, marriages, significant birthdays and more. Comfort a loved one, or celebrate one of life's many joys by donating to Catholic Charities today. We will send the designated person a card without disclosing the amount.

Ways to Give

  • Click here to give online now. Enter the gift amount and go on to the next page.  You'll see a "tribute gift" section where you can fill in the gift details.

  • You can also create your own fundraiser in memory of a loved one or honor of a special occasion here.

  • To give by phone, call Emma Lemar, Tribute and Honor Gift Coordinator, (312) 655-7527.

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

Funeral Gift Procedures

Suggested wording for the obituary notice:

"The family requests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 or"

Funeral homes may request postage-paid memorial gift envelopes from Emma Lemar, (312)-655-7527 or

Commemorative Bricks to Honor a Loved One

Create an enduring and unique tribute to anyone who has enriched your life by having a brick engraved in our beautiful garden at St. Vincent Center. Our brick program provides an exceptional opportunity to recognize, honor or memorialize a loved one. For more information Click Here!

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Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654