The Need for Planned Giving
Since 1861, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been an
“Advantage for Life,” especially for poor and marginalized children, helping to
break the cycle of poverty into which these children have been born.
The goal of the Catholic Education Foundation is to provide a Catholic school
education to all disadvantaged children in the Archdiocese who are eligible to
receive a tuition award.
Achieving this goal will require exponential growth in the annual tuition
awards budget. Long-term strategy for achieving this includes having an
endowment large enough to provide these annual funds from earned interest.
The CEF is a charitable trust governed by a 37 member Board of Trustees
with an endowment of over $110 million.
Planned Gifts to the endowment of the CEF are the most important and effective
way to meet this growth goal. At the same time, through certain deferred gift
opportunities, planned gift donors can also recognize significant tax benefits
at the time of their gift..
To learn more about charitable gift planning and the importance of creating
an estate plan, please contact:
Denise Martin, Executive Director
(213) 637 - 7576