Living Legacy Circle
The mighty Oak tree – a magnificent reminder of God’s constant presence in our earthly world – is known for its strength and endurance, much like God’s love for us. It grows, gives shade and shelter in life. Its acorns are tossed about by the wind to settle into new, fertile ground. With just one seed its legacy is established for future generations.
What will your legacy be?
Like the majestic tree, your legacy tells your life story. It must be carefully cultivated through thought and planning, and often starts with creating an estate plan. It can help clarify priorities and decide who and what is truly most important. Many people are called to include the Catholic Church in their estate plans as a lasting testament to their faith. The Archdiocese of Omaha created the Living Legacy Circle as a special way to recognize those who have made a provision in their estate plans for the Archdiocese of Omaha, the Catholic Futures Foundation of Northeast Nebraska, or a parish or school within the archdiocese.Visit the Catholic Futures Foundation site
For more information about how to become a member of the Living Legacy Circle, or if you have any questions concerning estate planning and how to go about leaving the Archdiocese of Omaha, the Catholic Futures Foundation of Northeast Nebraska, or a parish or school in your estate plans, please contact:
Legacy Planning officer, Archdiocese of Omaha
Office of Stewardship & Development
2222 N. 111th Street
Omaha, NE 68164
A gift from your will or estate accomplishes several key benefits:
• It guarantees that your generosity to the Church will be continued even after you are gone
• It provides important assistance to the parish, school or ministries that you care about
• It may provide tax benefits for you and your heirs
• Most importantly, it sends a strong message to your heirs that the Church played an important role in your life
Creating an estate plan is a gift that you give not only to yourself but to those you love, ensuring that your legacy lives on long after your death. This is good faith in action as you have benefited from what others gave before you, so now you can do the same. As it has been said “It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people they will never meet.”
If you still have not taken the time to create an estate plan, we encourage you to contact your attorney or estate planning professional to take that first step to ensure that your legacy is enduring and strong.
Individuals and families who have included the Archdiocese of Omaha
in their estate plans support:
- The Archdiocese of Omaha
- Social outreach ministries of the archdiocese
- Catholic education
- Named scholarship fund
- The Catholic Futures Foundation of Northeast Nebraska
- Lay ministry formation programs
- Youth and young adult programs
- The Seminary Trust Fund
- Priest Retirement Home Trust Fund
- Clergy Assistance Trust Fund
- For the benefit of retired and disabled priests
- Deacon formation fund
- Endowment or named fund to honor the memory of you or your family to support one of these entities
Upon notification of a planned gift or future bequest to the archdiocese or parish, a memento is presented to the individual or family.
- Legacy Circle framed print that is displayed at various archdiocesan events.
- Twelve times throughout the year, Living Legacy Circle members are remembered at a Mass.
- The names of Living Legacy Circle members are published each year in the Stewardship & Development Office’s Annual Report.