Legacy Circle

The seal of the Legacy Circle is the iconic olive tree—and for good reason. The olive tree has a lifespan of up to 2,000 years. Long-lived and planted for the benefit of future generations, the olive tree is a powerful symbol of good stewardship, charity and faith.

When you leave a legacy that helps advance the work of CRS, you are extending your faith beyond your lifetime. Your legacy brings hope for a better future to some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Legacy Circle membership is voluntary, confidential and carries no obligation. To become a member, you need only tell us that you have included a legacy gift for CRS in your estate plans. When you join the Legacy Circle, it gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank you. As a member of the Legacy Circle:

  • You will be invited to CRS programs and activities that take place in your region.

  • You will receive periodic on-the-ground reports updating you on our work around the world.

  • Your name will be inscribed in the CRS Legacy Circle Memorial Book, and you will be remembered each week at Mass in St. Stephen’s Chapel at CRS headquarters.


To Learn More:

For more information, please contact:

Rich Balmadier, Director of Planned Giving
[email protected]
800-235-2772, ext. 7262