Individuals & Families

Plan your gift.

Your gift matters! You decide how you give. Start here. Visit our planned giving website to learn about popular gift types, download planning guides, calculate your benefits, and more. There is even a resource page for professional advisors with important information they will need to assist you with completing your gift.

Be sure to share your charitable wishes with your financial advisor who knows your personal financial situation and ask them, "What are the best assets and gift instruments for me to meet my charitable wishes for the Church?"

Give to an existing fund.

Gifts to existing funds may be made in any amount at any time. All gifts are tax deductible and a gift acknowledgment will be provided for tax purposes.

Use our secure online giving which offers a multitude of gift options and you can log in at any time to review your gift history, change payment dates, make new gifts, print receipts, and more.

Make checks payable to “UPCF” and be sure to name the fund you wish to benefit. Undesignated gifts are directed to the UPCF General Fund. Mail checks to U.P. Catholic Foundation, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr, Marquette, MI 49855

Transfer stocks and other assets by emailing Terri at tgadzinski@dioceseofmarquette.org or telephone (906) 227-9108.

Establish a new fund to benefit your favorite Catholic causes.

It takes very little time to establish an endowment fund with the U.P. Catholic Foundation. New funds to benefit a parish, school or other diocesan entity can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000. When you customize our simple 2-page boilerplate Fund Agreement, start-up legal fees are waived. Once the fund reaches $50,000, annual distributions begin. You can also establish other funds with a minimum gift of $75,000 plus start-up legal fees. Start by contacting us to discuss your charitable intent.

Email Terri at tgadzinski@dioceseofmarquette.org or telephone (906) 227-9108.