Development & Planned Giving

The Diocese of Wichita offers a variety of Catholic causes in our community to support.
From our 90 parishes and 38 schools to the numerous ministries and agencies supporting
the work of the Church, the Office of Development & Planned Giving is here to assist with
philanthropic interests related to your stewardship of treasure.

Couple Establishes Drexel Fund Endowment through Planned Gift

Ronald and Susan Fry didn’t plan on staying long when they moved from Kansas City to Wichita in 1997. They had moved frequently in their lives, but ended up staying in Wichita for over two decades.

Giving Opportunities

Parish Support

With 90 parishes, the Diocese of Wichita is the spiritual home to more than 114,000 Catholics in southcentral and southeast Kansas

Support For Catholic Schools, Inc.

Gifts benefit low-income students across the Diocese of Wichita while you receive a 75% Kansas state income tax credit

St. Katharine Drexel Fund

Contributions provide financial assistance to parishes that struggle financially to carry out the mission of Catholic education in a parish school

Holy Family Special Needs Foundation

Gifts benefit persons with disabilities by awarding inclusion grants to schools in the Diocese of Wichita

The Lord’s Diner

Contributions ensure The Lord’s Diner is able to provide nutritious meals with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry

St. Joseph House of Formation

The St. Joseph House of Formation is home to 27 college-age seminarians, all of whom are philosophy students at Newman University

Priests’ Retirement & Education Fund

Gifts provide for the health and well-being of retired diocesan priests, including nursing care and maintenance at the Priest Retirement Center

Seminarian Burse Endowments

Each year the diocese spends more than $1.6 million on seminarian education, a portion of which is offset by 300+ seminary burse endowments

Guadalupe Clinic

As missionary disciples of Christ, the Guadalupe Clinic works to provide access to quality health care for people in need

Spiritual Life Center

The Spiritual Life Center is a premier Catholic retreat destination offering programs in adult education, spiritual formation, and private retreats

Catholic Charities

Supporting ministries: St. Anthony Family Shelter, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, Harbor House, Adult Day Services, and Cana Counseling, among others

Fr. Kapaun Guild

Gifts help promote the story of Father Kapaun, Father’s Cause for Canonization, the Father Kapaun Museum in Pilsen, and the Kapaun’s Men™ Initiative

Unrestricted Gifts

Many prefer their donation be used at the discretion of the bishop, allowing him to determine where the greatest need is at any particular time

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

St. Mary’s Colgan Jr/Sr. Catholic High School

Trinity Jr/Sr. Catholic High School

Common Methods of Support

Cash, Check, Direct Debit, & Credit Card

  • Online – use any of the links provided above
  • Mail 424 N Broadway, Wichita KS 67203
  • Phone – call 316-269-3917 to make your gift over the phone
  • Direct Debit (EFT) Automatic Withdrawal Form

Gifts of Securities

Planned Gifts

Development Office Staff

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Contact Us

Office of Development and Planned Giving

Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 269-3917