Planned Giving

Planning Your Gift to Catholic Charities

A Legacy of Social Services for the Diocese of Albany


Thank you for caring about your neighbors in need! Making a planned gift to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is a powerful way to make a lasting difference in your community. 

Whether you’d like to make a bequest from a will or living trust, donate real estate, or set up a charitable gift annuity, our Development Office is happy to work with you throughout your estate planning process.


Leave your Legacy with FreeWill

Creating a will is important for everyone and can be useful regardless of your estate size. It’s a way to support the people and causes that are important to you, ensures your wishes are known, and saves your loved ones the stress and cost of intestate probate proceedings.

To support your estate planning, Catholic Charities has partnered with FreeWill. In just 20 minutes, you can create your legal last will and testament. More so, FreeWill gives you the option to include Catholic Charities in your planning by easily making a bequest to benefit our work supporting people living in poverty for years to come.

Build my Will


Your gift ensures the longevity and sustainability of the life-changing programs and services we provide to people throughout the 14-county Albany Diocese.

For more information on your options or for help setting up your planned gift, please contact Meghan Meyerson, Director of Development by emailing meghan.meyerson@ccrcda.org or by calling the Development Office at 518-453-6677.