Planned Giving / Bequests


A Bequest or Planned Gift:

  • Perpetuates your annual giving after you have gone home;

  • Lets you designate how your gift is to be used (Supporting Augustinian Vocations, supporting the Retired and Infirm Augustinians, or supporting the Missions in Peru);

  • Allows you to give a much larger gift than what might be possible in life

  • May have estate, income, or other tax benefits depending on the gift and situation

What is the Benefit of a Bequest or Planned Gift?

When creating your final earthly plans, please remember the Augustinians.  There are many ways to give after funds are needed.  You may give through a bequest in a will through a fixed sum or percentage of your net estate or by naming the Augustinians as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.


For more information, please email Province Chief Advancement Officer, Michael Gerrity, or call 773-595-4035. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Michael Gerrity is a veteran Catholic fundraiser of 29 years. He joined the Augustinians in July 2011 as the Province Advancement Director.

Michael Gerrity is a veteran Catholic fundraiser of 29 years. He joined the Augustinians in July 2011 as the Province Advancement Director.


The Power of Perpetual Giving

Bequest Annual Perpetual Gift*
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

*Estimates 5% annual payout .

Bequests may be made to: Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel of the Augustinian Order

Restless Hearts Society

Why "Restless Hearts"?

St. Augustine, a Doctor and most revered and most quoted Saint of the Church, was well known for many and insightful thoughts and memorable quotes.  "You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You," is considered by many to be one of his most profound thoughts.  This one sentence speaks eloquently to restlessness, challenges and sufferings that accompany so many to recognize and remember those who have included the Augustinians in their wills and estate plans.  These good people, like you, while journeying through this life grappling with their own restlessness have taken the time to make a significant generous gift to help the Augustinians.

Previously, donors making bequests or other such planned gifts were honored in the Good Counsel Legacy organization. The “Restless Hearts” Society will honor any past planned giving donors meeting the Society’s criteria for membership.

Privileges and Benefits for Members of the Restless Hearts Society

  • Remembered in prayer daily by all Augustinians of the Province

  • Annual Mass for loved ones and reception with the Provincial

  • Recognition in the lobby of the Province’s Headquarters in Chicago

  • Honored as special guests at all Province events and functions

  • Special mention in all Province publications

  • Exclusive, advance invitations to all special events of the Province

  • Tax savings (income and estate taxes) may result depending on the gift and situation

Enrollment in the “Restless Hearts” Society is reserved for those who have included the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel of the Augustinian Order in their wills and estate plans, or who have listed the Province as beneficiaries in life insurance, IRAs, annuities or other retirement plans, or who have donated houses or other property, and have informed the Provincial of this most gracious act and intent. For more information or to notify us of your planned gift, please email Michael Gerrity or call him at 773-595-4035. You may also download the one-page Enrollment Form and mail it to our office at:

Michael Gerrity
Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel
5401 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60615

  • Arlene Adams

  • Pierre M. Adams

  • Joseph F. Bamberger

  • Anne Berschback

  • Donald R. Berschback

  • Chuck Cassity

  • James A. Corona

  • James V. Corrigan

  • Thomas C. De Corte

  • Delores Denning

  • Joseph A. Drap

  • Sandra Lyn Drap

  • Carolyn A. Dunskis

  • Gregory J. Flanagan

  • Rita M. Fortino

  • Robert J. Fredericks

  • John M. Freese

  • Mary Friedel-Hunt

  • John A. Gaberino, Jr.

  • Ardith E. Goodroe

  • Frank D. Grimaldi

  • Winifred M. Guthikonda

  • Richard H. Hagedorn

  • David J. Hougan

  • Michael C. Kirby

  • Barbara G. Klasing

  • Wayne G. Klasing

  • Richard D. Kornowski

  • John N. Kost

  • Sandra Kruse

  • John D. Kwiatkowski

  • Robert J. LaFortune

  • Ann G. LeGere

  • Anthony J. Lauinger

  • Phyllis Lauinger

  • Bonnie Leighty

  • William Leighty

  • Thomas Leo

Restless Hearts Society Members

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following supporters for including the Augustinians in their wills or estate plans:

The Restless Hearts Society Donor Wall in Chicago, Illinois

  • Steve Leos, Jr.

  • Jerome J. Lui

  • Dolores P. Lundeen

  • Robert H. Mace, Jr., Th.M.

  • Elizabeth Manning

  • Michael P. Manning

  • Terrance McGuire

  • Kathleen McGowan

  • Helen J. Merkelis

  • Donald V. Miller

  • Debra Molinari

  • Thomas J. Moore

  • Adele O'Sullivan

  • Harry J. O’Sullivan

  • Lorraine Pavelcik

  • Donald A. Petkus

  • Nancy Petkus

  • Connee Pines

  • William F. Pines

  • Edward R. Raher

  • Joan R. Raher

  • Mary A. Rasmussen

  • Richard Rasmussen

  • Albert Raubiskis

  • Bernice A. Raubiskis

  • Pauline Reidy

  • Patricia J. Ryan-Fouts

  • Michael B. Schneider, Sr.

  • Lisa Ann Solava

  • Richard C. Solava

  • John S. Sosnowski

  • Joshua D. Stewart

  • Ned Van Hamm

  • David Vaughan

  • Lisa Vaughan

  • Martin H. Wojcik


Updated July 10, 2019