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Ways to Give


Thank you for the Gift of Stewardship

A heartfelt thank you to our parishioners and visitors for the gift of your stewardship to Holy Name Cathedral. Your generosity supports our many ministries and programs, including our liturgies, our evangelization programs, service ministries, and more. The gifts you share are making a difference in our community and around the world to always serve.


To make a gift by check, please make checks payable to Holy Name Cathedral and mail to:

Holy Name Cathedral
Attn: Stewardship & Development
730 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Credit Cards and ACH/Debit Cards

For your convenience, we accept credit card as well as ACH/debit card donations online or over the phone. Call (312) 573-4467 and speak with Ron Birch.


Pledges allow you to make a larger contribution with payments spread over a period of time. Reminders will be sent to you about your commitment on a schedule that is established by you if requested.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are appreciated by Holy Name Cathedral. The Cathedral works through the Archdiocese of Chicago to accept all gifts of stock and securities. Click here to learn more, instructions and the letter of intent you’ll need to submit in order for Holy Name Cathedral to be notified of your gift.

To transfer the securities electronically, provide your bank or broker the following transfer instructions:

National Financial Services – DTC #0226
Account Number – ESR-005570
Catholic Bishop of Chicago Account
For the Benefit of: Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL

The additional information your bank or broker may need:

Archdiocese of Chicago Tax ID Number – 36-2170826
William Blair & Company – 222 W. Adams St. – Chicago, IL 60606

William Blair Representative Meg Kelly
Phone (312) 364-8346, Fax (312) 236-6223 or e-mail

William Blair Representative Erica Hullinger
Phone (312) 364-8373, Fax (312) 236-6223 or e-mail

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

A thoughtful way of remembering someone special and creating a living legacy is by making a gift to Holy Name Cathedral in honor of or in memory of an individual. If you’d like to make a Memorial or Honor gift, print out, and fill out this form and return it to the Holy Name Cathedral Rectory.

Wills & Bequests

Please consider one of the greatest acts of stewardship an individual can make by establishing an estate plan. These gifts help us to build a solid foundation for the Catholic formation of future generations. A well coordinated estate plan typically includes:

  1. financial power of attorney
  2. the will
  3. beneficiary designations
  4. charitable beneficiary designations
  5. healthcare documents such as a living will and a healthcare power of attorney

Create or update your estate plans today by contacting your estate attorney and financial advisor. For more information, please contact Mary Lederer, Director of Stewardship, at 312-573-4432 or by email Or visit

Matching Gifts

Parishioners and friends of the Cathedral can double their gift to Holy Name if their employer is a matching gifts company. To find out if your employer offers this valuable benefit, please contact your human resources department.

Holy Name Cathedral relies upon the generosity of our parishioners and friends of the Cathedral to help us to sustain and grow our ministries for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to Holy Name every year. Thank you for considering support of Holy Name Cathedral.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (IRA)


Donor Advised Funds


Life Insurance