Legacy Gifts & Planned Giving

Legacy gifts are an important element in your estate plan that enables you to protect the people you love, meet your own personal planning objectives, as well as integrate your personal philanthropic goals with overall tax, estate and financial planning needs. It also enables you to create a lasting partnership with Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County that will help ensure the future of our programs.

Edmond DeVine chose to leave his legacy to the Marnee & John DeVine Foundation because the programs offered through CSSW did an outstanding job of delivering a wide range of services to those in the community most in need. Investing in the lives of individuals and families, young and old, is the Agency’s purpose. Established in 1992, The Marnee & John DeVine Foundation leads the philanthropic efforts of CSSW providing for the long-term financial stability of the Agency’s vital programs. To create your legacy through Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, please call 734.971.9781, ext. 385.


Edmond-FEdmond DeVine believed in the importance of being an active contributor to his community. He delivered Meals on Wheels, taught at the University of Michigan Law School, was a lifelong parishioner at St. Thomas Church, donated legal services to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, helped with the St. Thomas School Capital Campaign and was involved in a number of local charities. He was a family man, best remembered for his sense of humor, consideration for others, knowledge of local history, wisdom and trial skills. He loved to bring his family together, and enjoyed creating exciting adventure stories for his grandchildren, as well as treasure hunts, complete with rhyming clues and carefully drawn pictures. Edmond was also an avid runner; he was the state championship winner of the half mile in high school, a member of the University of Michigan track team and ran in 5k and 10k road races from ages 74-95.