Good Samaritan Society

The parable of “the Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:29-37) is honored by all cultures and resonates in the stories of virtually all religious traditions. The story of the Good Samaritan exemplifies “love made real [and] compassion made visible.”

Catholic Charities has established the Good Samaritan Society to honor those of all faiths and all backgrounds whose bequests and other planned gifts will support our mission into the future to serve children, the poor, the elderly, the developmentally disabled, and our brothers and sisters from other vulnerable populations. Our goal is to enable all people we serve to participate fully in the life of their communities. Thanks to the financial gifts from donors like those in the Good Samaritan Society, we are able to achieve this goal.

Member Qualifications

The Good Samaritan Society is composed of individuals who:

  • Have included Catholic Charities in their will.
  • Have included Catholic Charities in other planned giving arrangements such as a trust.
  • Have designated Catholic Charities as beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.
  • Have donated marketable property or leveraged other vehicles such as gift annuities for the benefit of Catholic Charities.
  • Are deceased and whose bequests support Catholic Charities programming. These individuals are honored as perpetual members.

Benefits of Membership

  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Tours of the Catholic Charities programs
  • Special informational publications
  • Opportunity to discuss, in person, charitable gift plans or ideas with dedicated professionals
  • We do not provide legal or tax advice.


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