Planned Giving

Boy and older man planting

Earmark a specific amount of money or a portion of your estate to the Christian Century, and leave a lasting legacy that will help sustain the Christian Century into the future. To discuss a planned giving opportunity, or to become part of the Martin E. Marty Legacy Circle, contact Maureen Gavin, or 312-263-7510 x 228.

Options for estate planning include:

(Click on each heading with a plus sign for more information.)

Planned Giving with Lifetime Benefits for the Donor
Gift annuity +
Deferred gift annuity +
Charitable Remainder Trust +


Planned Giving Following Death
Wills & Bequests +
Revocable Living Trust +
Use of Retirement Benefits +
Life Insurance Gifts +


Other ways to give to the Christian Century

Gifts come in many ways and sizes:

  • Outright gifts, including cash (by mail and online)
  • Appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, real property, or collectibles
  • Qualified retirement plans such as IRA, Keogh, 401k, and 403b
  • A tithe from your estate
  • Pledged donations
  • Memorial gifts

Thank you for considering a gift to support the future of the Christian Century. All gifts are used to advance the mission of the Christian Century.

For more information, call Maureen Gavin at

(312) 263-7510 x228

or e-mail us at