Giving Societies

Honoring Your Support

Catholic Extension Society is grateful for the passionate men and women who are making an impact today as well as sustaining our work long into the future. To honor your generosity and help you connect with like-minded people, we have established the following giving societies for donors who have made a substantial commitment to furthering our mission.

Two by Two

Two by Two is Catholic Extension Society’s premier leadership annual giving society. Donors of this society join with us in building communities of faith by giving commitments of $1,000 to $5,000 annually to Catholic Extension Society. This esteemed group of individuals represents our most engaged, dedicated, and loyal annual giving donors.

By giving a total of $1,000 or more each year, you have access to the following benefits:

  • Lumen Christi Regional Judging: Two by Two donors participate as regional judges to help select Catholic Extension Society’s national Lumen Christi Award recipient. This award honors an individual or group working in one of the dioceses we support who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform lives and communities. The award is accompanied by a $50,000 grant to support the recipient’s ministry.
  • Important Gatherings: Exclusive Society invitations to virtual immersion trips and regional Catholic Extension Society events with Senior Leadership and other Two by Two donors.
Additional Benefits:


  • Extension Magazine
  • Annual Report and Mid-Year Impact Report
  • Regular email updates

Legacy Club

The Legacy Club is a special group of Catholic Extension Society supporters who have made the inspiring commitment to continue building churches and the Church in America’s poorest places for many years to come. You, too, can become part of this group and ensure that our mission will be sustained by leaving a gift to Catholic Extension Society in your will or by making Catholic Extension Society the beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy or Retirement Fund.

As a member of the Legacy Club, you can make a profound impact on the future of the Catholic Church. With your legacy gift, you are investing in our mission of developing future leaders, engaging youth in the life of the Church, and building churches in poor communities where faith is needed most.

Legacy Club members receive the following benefits:


  • Special masses celebrated each year for all our Legacy Club members.
  • A free, lifetime subscription to Extension magazine, so you can see, in words and photos, the extraordinary difference you are making.
  • Regular updates, including personal letters direct ‘from the field,’ so you will be updated with the knowledge that your generosity is making a lasting impact.
  • At your passing, you will be remembered at a special memorial Mass, celebrated in a Catholic Extension Society mission parish.

Share Your Legacy

Please let us know if you've already included a gift for Catholic Extension Society. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

The Impact of Your Giving


could establish your legacy.

Leaving a gift in your will to Catholic Extension Society can create a powerful legacy for the next generation of Catholics.


could help provide a scholarship

for a lay leader or religious sister to attend a Catholic university.


could build a church facility

like the Juan Diego Arts and Cultural Center in the Diocese of El Paso. 

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