The Archeparchy of Philadelphia is the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s metropolitan see in the United States. It today includes 62 parishes and missions, three parochial schools, a seminary, a food pantry, and other initiatives. Donations go towards the Archeparchy’s most urgent needs and ministries.

Planned Giving

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia as a tax-exempt organization. Donations from taxable income are just one of the many ways you can support the Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Other types of gifts include major tax benefits.


  • A bequest is a charitable gift made through a will or trust.
  • Bequests may be made in any amount to an individual or charity.
  • Suggested wording for a bequest is as follows: “I give and bequeath to the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, PA, __% of the residue of my estate [or the sum of $______].”
  • Contact your attorney or estate executor to create a bequest to the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Donor Advised Fund (“DAF”)

  • A donor advised fund is a fund or account created by one or more contributions, usually to a financial institution (e.g., Fidelity Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, etc.), in anticipation of future gifts to charities.
  • After the fund is established, the donor advises the financial institution regarding which charities to support.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (“QCD”)

  • Funds cannot be held in an Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) indefinitely. In fact, most IRAs require the owner to make an annual withdrawal—called a “required minimum distribution”—once the owner reaches the age of 72 to avoid tax penalties. Income tax usually must be paid on such withdrawals. If an IRA owner does not take the required distribution from their IRA, the IRA owner may have to pay a hefty excise tax on the required amount not distributed.
  • A qualified charitable distribution is a charitable gift made from an IRA directly to a charity.  The owner does not pay tax on the QCD. 
  • QCDs allow an IRA owner to satisfy the required minimum distribution while also supporting a charity and avoiding income tax (up to certain limits).
  • A person 72 ½ years or older may contribute up to $100,000 per year in QCDs. The $100,000 limit applies to the sum of all QCDs taken from all IRAs in a year.
  • Contact your financial institution or advisor about making a qualified charitable distribution to the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.