Legacy Giving

Perigo-Prickett Society

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville is deeply grateful for the steadfast support of our dedicated donors who share our vision of providing a “hand-up, not a hand-out” to hardworking families striving for a better life for themselves and their children. These compassionate individuals understand the value of sweat equity invested by Habitat homeowners and recognize that Habitat is not a giveaway program; rather, it’s a pathway to homeownership where families purchase their homes, just like any other homeowner would.

Many of these loyal donors choose to make a planned gift to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville or contribute to Habitat’s endowment as a testament to their deep commitment to our mission. They seek to leave a lasting legacy, demonstrating that their lives have made a meaningful difference.

In recognition of these generous supporters, the Perigo-Prickett Society was founded in 2000. This society honors the extraordinary contributions of Jim Perigo and Jim Prickett, two remarkable individuals whose unwavering dedication helped lay the foundation for Habitat for Humanity’s enduring legacy in Evansville and beyond. Both pioneers played pivotal roles in the establishment of Habitat for Humanity of Evansville and made significant contributions to the founding of Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia, back in 1976.

A Lasting Legacy

Any individual or couple can join the Perigo-Prickett Society, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville’s Planned Giving and Endowment Society, by taking one (or both) of the following actions:

Through their generosity and foresight, members of the Perigo-Prickett Society ensure that our mission continues to thrive, transforming the lives of families in our community for generations to come. Consider making provisions for Habitat in your estate plans or giving to the Habitat for Humanity of Evansville Endowment. 

Give When Creating Your Will

If you choose to make provisions for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville in your will, we suggest using the sample language below.  Once you have made your legacy gift, please let us know.  We would like the opportunity to thank you personally.

Sample Language:

I give and devise to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, located in Evansville, IN, EIN: 35-1602775, the sum of $___________ for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.

If your intention is to give a percentage of your estate, or a residual or contingent bequest, the language above can be adapted.

Get More Info

For more information, or to receive the Perigo-Prickett Society newsletter, contact: 

Sr. Jane Michele McClure 
(812) 423-5623, ext. 226
(812) 430-2159 (call or text)

Looking for More Ways to Give?

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us to achieve our mission of helping low-income families realize their dreams of homeownership. Every dollar you give to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville goes directly toward building more homes in community – not overhead expenses!