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Planned Giving

Make a Tax-Free Gift with an IRA


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website:http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

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  • Giving, a Thoughtful Response

    In the typical retail checkout line, consumers negotiate a sensory version of the punitive gauntlet, assailed on either side by rack and row of magazines and mints, tools and toys. And we buy. We buy impulsively. Marketing firms know we do. So do retailers. A magazine for the long ride, a pack of gum for after the party, a candy bar for the kids, a gift card for a friend.

    Researchers have long asked how and

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  • Decorate Your Life

    Decorate Your Life

    Retailers make the transitions earlier each year. Back to School pencils and pants are followed by Halloween costumes and candy, and these are immediately followed by Christmas displays of every kind. Christmas trees, wrapping paper, garland and gift displays aren’t uncommon mid-September, even before the arrival of

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  • The Apple of God’s Eye

    The Apple of God’s

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, November 2010

    One nineteenth century writer suggested the Creator surrounded the treasured organ of sight, the eye, with “projecting bones like Jerusalem encircled by mountains.” He

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  • Death, Taxes, Love and Forgiveness

    Death, Taxes, Love and Forgiveness

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, October 2010

     

    Residents of Colonial Boston notoriously objected to a tax levied

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  • At the End of the Journey

    At the End of the Journey

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, September 2013

     

    Ask any diligent high school honor student what all the hard work is for, and you’ll get a fairly predictable answer

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Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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