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.

Bequest Language

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

Seminarians 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

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