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How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

A legacy gift enables you to support St. John's University, secures the financial needs of your loved ones, and provides you with tax benefits. Legacy gifts of all sizes combine to help us meet our current goals and reach further into the future.

By including St. John's University in your will or trust, naming the school as a beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy, or taking advantage of other giving opportunities, you can preserve your assets now and support St. John's University for years to come. Your gift will have a real, lasting impact.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Request a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

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The McCallen Society

When you make a gift to St. John's University from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed into The McCallen Society and join other supporters and friends of our important mission. Is St. John's University already in your plans? Please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

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If you've already included St. John's in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

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The McCallen Society 25th Anniversary

We are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The McCallen Society and a quarter-century of shared experiences, achievements, and memories. As we enter our 25th year, we invite you to be part of a special initiative: Our goal is to welcome 50 new members into the society--and we hope we can count you among our new members.

Let us honor the legacy of the society’s namesake, Rev. Thomas J. McCallen, C.M., who dedicated 33 years of his life to St. John's as a professor, treasurer, and trustee. Fr. McCallen played a pivotal role in the University’s growth, overseeing the move to Queens, NY, where the groundbreaking took place on February 11, 1954--a day eternally etched in our history.

Throughout this 25th anniversary year, our calendar will be filled with opportunities for you to connect, celebrate, and continue to be a part of the St. John's community. We hope you will join us.

We invite you to learn more about the lasting impact The McCallen Society continues to have on St. John's University.

Our goal is to welcome 25 new members into the society--and we hope we can count you among our new members.

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How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming St. John's University as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to St. John's . While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Donor Advised Funds
Beneficiary Designation and Grants

Designate St. John's as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the balance of your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through your fund administrator. You also can make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Beneficiary Designation and Paid-Up Policies

Name St. John's University as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy; donate an existing, paid-up life insurance policy you no longer need; or purchase a new life insurance policy and name St. John's University as the owner and beneficiary.

Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.

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Use the Form Below to Get In Touch with One of Our Planned Giving Officers.

Let us know how we can help you include St. John's University in your estate plans. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone - and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish.

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Susan M. Damiani, M.B.A. ’97CBA

Susan M. Damiani, M.B.A. ’97CBA
Director of Gift Planning/The McCallen Society

St. John's University
Office of Advancement and University Relations
  University Center, Room B-17, 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11439