Archdiocese of Chicago
Annual Catholic Appeal
Department of Stewardship and Development

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Catholics across the Archdiocese of Chicago contribute to the Annual Catholic Appeal.  We need every household to participate.  If you are not already a donor, we invite you to join the more than 75,000 families who participate in this united effort to share the love of Jesus Christ through service to others.

Those who contribute at a level of $1,500 or more will be recognized as a member of the Lumen Cordium Society.

The following are some of the vehicles a donor can use to make a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal.  For assistance with these or any other means of making a gift to the Appeal, please call the Annual Catholic Appeal office at 312-534-7959.

Monetary Gifts

Monetary gifts are the easiest and most direct way to give to the Annual Catholic Appeal. There are a number of ways to make your gift.

  1. Give Online – make a credit card gift or set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your checking account (click here) .
  2. Give by Phone - Call 312-534-7959 to make a credit card gift or set up a pledge to be billed monthly.
  3. Give by Mail – send a check or money order payable to “Annual Catholic Appeal” to
    Annual Catholic Appeal
    835 North Rush Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

Stock/Securities Gifts

Giving stock through electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokered account.  Depository Trust Company, or DTC, is the clearinghouse for electronic security transfers. Each brokerage firm has a specific DTC number. When you wish to make a gift of stock, provide the following information to the transferring broker:

Account Name Catholic Bishop of Chicago, F/B/O Annual Catholic Appeal
Account Number ESR-005570
DTC Number DTC #0226
Clearing Broker


William Blair & Company
222 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60606

Rep: Meg Kelly
Phone: 312-364-8346
Fax: 312-236-6223

Rep: Erica Hullinger
Phone: 312-364-8373
Fax: 312-236-6223

Reference [Donor’s Name]

Please alert the Annual Catholic Appeal office (Karen Whitehead - 312-534-7461 or before the transfer so that the Appeal can make arrangements with its broker to receive the stock.

For stock certificates to be delivered to the Annual Catholic Appeal:
Please send to:

Annual Catholic Appeal
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Attention: Karen Whitehead

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can double or even triple your personal gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Under a corporate matching gift program, your contribution to the Appeal is matched with your company's or corporate foundation's funds. Many companies also match gifts made by spouses of employees and those retired from the company. Ask your employer about its specific requirements and ways to utilize its program.  Matching gifts count toward membership in the Lumen Cordium Society. For assistance, please contact Karen Whitehead – or 312-534-7461.