Planned Giving to Xavier High School
Every planned gift, no matter the size or type, represents a powerful statement about the values and beliefs that define Xavier and the relationships that have been formed here through the years. They strengthen Xavier’s ability to provide a rigorous Jesuit education and keep it accessible to intelligent, motivated young men who might not otherwise have the opportunity. They ensure that 16th Street remains a proving ground for tomorrow’s leaders for generations to come.
Including Xavier in your estate plans can be simple and straightforward. Planned gifts can offer sizable tax savings and certain arrangements can even provide income for you and your family. Getting started is often the hardest part. The first step involves making an appointment with your attorney to create or update your will to include a gift to Xavier High School. Or, you can skip the attorney visit altogether by simply designating Xavier as a beneficiary of your retirement account. Step two involves informing Xavier of your planned giving intention and allowing us to welcome you into the Larkin Legacy Society and thank you for deepening your bond with Xavier.
Designating Xavier High School as a beneficiary of your retirement account is one of the easiest ways to make a continuing gift. There is no need to modify a will or living trust. All you need to do is complete a beneficiary designation form with your plan administrator. Giving a portion of your retirement assets to Xavier in this way makes them 100 percent tax-exempt, increasing the value of your gift even more!
If you have any questions about including Xavier in your will or other estate plans, please be in touch with Director of Engagement and Planned Giving Brian McCabe P'23 or any other member of the Advancement team you are comfortable speaking to. We are happy to help you make an impactful gift through your will just as others have.
The late Jim Keenan, S.J., who served as Xavier’s 29th president and 46th headmaster, loved celebrating the sacraments with family and friends. Loyalty and deep relationships defined his life and priesthood. He was a blessing to Xavier High School and all who knew him.
With Fr. Keenan’s model of lasting commitments as a guide, we invite alumni and friends to consider making a continuing gift beyond their lifetime by remembering Xavier in their wills. The goal is to add 67 new members to the Larkin Legacy Society in the 2024 calendar year. That would be one new member for each year that Fr. Keenan was a Jesuit.