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Leaving a Legacy

For many donors a legacy, or planned gift, is the largest gift that they will ever make. Legacy gifts have a huge impact on the work of Caritas Internationalis. Gifts we have received in the recent past have allowed us to implement programmes that will have a lasting impact.

Leaving your legacy can be as simple as including Caritas in your will or establishing a life insurance policy with Caritas as the beneficiary.

The most popular method of leaving a legacy is to create a bequest through your will such as:

  • a percentage of your estate, cash, securities or property;
  • a residual bequest whereby Caritas receives all or a portion of the remainder of your estate after all debts, taxes and other bequests have been dispensed.

If you do decide to include Caritas, we suggest that you speak with your lawyer about the drafting of your will, or the addition of a codicil. It would be very helpful if you would also inform us of your intentions so that we can recognise your gift, keep you informed about our work, and ultimately ensure that your wishes are met according to your expectations.

For further information on making a planned gift to Caritas, please contact our office at +39 06 698 79714 or by email at

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to recognize someone special or to celebrate a birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation or other important occasion. They are also a thoughtful way to express sympathy by honouring the memory of a deceased loved one.

Please contact us at for further information. Your gift will benefit people in need and we will acknowledge your gift by sending a card to the person you are honouring. If the gift is in memory of someone deceased, we will send a card to the family of that person.

In Memory Gifts

If you have recently lost a loved one and would like to suggest to relatives, friends and colleagues to make a donation in their name, please ask them when they make the donation to select the option: “add a message” and write in that space “In Memory of…(name of the person)”.