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 National Shrine of St. Jude/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:

  • foster devotion to St. Jude.
  • maintain the National Shrine.
  • minister to families and individuals in great need.

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 National Shrine of St. Jude/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.

How would you benefit from establishing a charitable gift annuity? For current Charitable Annuity rates, or for a free, confidential, no obligation illustration:

Contact Us

Planned Giving Office

205 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60606-5033

Telephone (800) 237-7783

Email: plannedgiving@claretians.org

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