Imagine a gift that, like our Catholic faith, is destined to endure for all time.
By including an endowment fund in your will or other estate plans, you have the opportunity to make an everlasting difference in the work of the Church. Your gift will be preserved and invested, with the earnings providing a never-ending stream of income for the ministry that you have chosen to support.
How it works
Unlike most gifts, which are spent on immediate needs, an endowment fund is permanent. When you make a gift to an endowment, the gift is invested, and a portion of the earnings is distributed annually to meet the needs of your chosen ministry. Since only a portion of the earnings can be spent in any given year, the fund has the potential to continue to grow over time. In this way, your legacy will have the capacity to bear everlasting fruit.
How to Give to an Endowment
Although you may choose from a wide range of options, including direct gifts of cash, the most effective way to give to an endowment is by naming the fund in your will or other estate plan.
To include one of our existing endowment funds in your will, you may use the suggested bequest language below and insert the name of the endowment you would like to support.
"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to John Noonan, as Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, his successors in office and assigns, a corporation sole, the following: (amount or percentage) for the benefit of (name of endowment fund).”
Our Endowment Funds
To learn more about a particular fund, please point your cursor over the fund.
Adelaida Valdes Endowment Fund
Albert J. and Christine M. Hackl Endowment Fund for the Benefit of Holy Spirit Church
All Souls Catholic Church Capital Improvement Fund
Ann Hefferin Memorial Endowment Fund
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski Endowment Fund for Charity
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Ocala, Endowment Fund
Catholic Campus Ministry Endowment Fund
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Inc. Endowment Fund
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc. Endowment Fund
Deforest W. and Margaret Y. Bullard Scholarship Fund
The Dorothy and Walter Shelley Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
Endowment Fund of the Basilica of Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine
Fr. Frank Zammit Endowment Fund
The Hackl Family Endowment for Charity
The Henry S. Sitkowski Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Ian A. Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Jillian Elizabeth Blais Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Kelly Reen Memorial Endowment Fund
Leonard T. (Pat) Murphy Scholarship Endowment
The Priests' Retirement Fund
The Michael Scheve Endowment Fund
Peregrini Pro Christo Fund
Recruiting and Forming Clergy and Lay Leaders Fund
St. John Vianney Catholic School Endowment Fund
St. Matthew Catholic Church Endowment Fund
St. Timothy Catholic Church Educational Endowment Fund
The Sister Elizabeth Murphy Tuition Assistance Fund
The Sylvia Hope Horrigan Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Tuition Assistance Endowment