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Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) Giving Options

Our parishes and schools rely on the CMAA gifts to continue and strengthen their programs and ministries. Your decision to choose one of our giving options below helps the Diocese of Joliet educate the next generation of Catholics in our parishes and schools, support our future priests and deacons who are immersing themselves in formation, and care for those in desperate need of receiving comfort. It is through your unwavering compassion and generosity that we are able to make a positive difference. We greatly thank you for your generosity.

Legal Name: Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167849

Ways to Give [Accordion]

Call the Office of Development and Stewardship at (815) 838-8515 to make a gift using your debit or credit card. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mail your pledge card to:

Diocese of Joliet 
Office of Development and Stewardship
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403

Each month, your CMAA gift is withdrawn from your checking or savings account or charged to your debit or credit card. Your commitment will continue every month until you decide to cancel.

A donor advised fund, which is similar to a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Diocese of Joliet and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact, or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

If you are 70-1/2 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Diocese of Joliet and receive tax benefits in return. Donors may choose to give an amount up to $105,000 per year directly to a qualified charity from their IRA and the donation is tax-exempt. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).

If you’re at least 59.5 years old, you can take a distribution and make a gift from your IRA without penalty. If you itemize your deductions, you can take a charitable deduction for the amount of your gift. At any age, you can designate the Diocese of Joliet as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA, and it will pass to us tax-free after your lifetime. Contact your IRA administrator for a change of beneficiary form or download a form from your provider’s website.

It’s critical that we know about your gift because many popular retirement plan administrators assume they are not obligated to notify the charity. We would love to connect with you about your intentions to ensure they are followed. Thank you for your generosity.

Please click here for responses to frequently asked questions.

View the diocesan forms needed to process your stock donation here. Or to make a stock donation, contact the Office of Development and Stewardship at (815) 838-8515 for instructions.

To make a donation of any type of cryptocurrency, select ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JOLIET from our processor, cryptoforcharity.io. Please include a message about how you would like your gift directed. Your tax-deductible gift of crypto will be converted to US dollars and sent to the Office of Development and Stewardship. 

We will mail you a pledge reminder every month unless you opt to have your payments deducted automatically from your credit or debit card.

Contribution statements for income tax purposes are mailed in January to all donors who made a gift or fulfilled their pledge of $250 or more to the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal. If you made a one-time gift, your letter from Bishop Hicks will serve as your receipt. If you need a contribution statement, please contact the Development and Stewardship Office at (815) 838-8515.

No. Your pledge is an intention, made in good faith, to give a certain amount. You are under no legal obligation to fulfill your pledge. We hope you will make every effort to complete your pledge, but it’s up to you to decide whether your initial commitment is still right for you.