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 SJU 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.

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 SJU . 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 SJU 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.

Contact Us

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.

Contact a Gift Officer

Susan M. Damiani

Susan M. Damiani
Director of Gift Planning/The McCallen Society

Office of Advancement and University Relations
  University Center, Room B-17, 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11439

damianis@stjohns.edu
(718) 990-7562