Gift Planning: The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is an honorary association of men and women who make gifts to Thomas Aquinas College in their wills or living trusts. Or they may have made the College a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement account, gift annuity, or charitable trust.

Legacy gifts come in many forms and amounts. Most of them are from donors who have ordinary means and resources. Nevertheless, they provide very substantial, even essential, support for Thomas Aquinas College.

Besides their importance to the College, legacy gifts often reduce or eliminate income and estate taxes for donors. And some legacy gifts produce life-long income for donors – gift annuities and charitable trusts are examples.

Members of the Legacy Society can aid the College in a wide variety of ways. Tresa and Hugh Moore, for example, participate in the charitable gift annuity program. Helene and Alphonse Calvanico are establishing an endowment for financial aid in the name of their two late sons, Robert and Richard. And the late Dr. Ruth Hoffman, like many other Legacy Society members, included the College in her estate planning.

Our Legacy Society members are truly extraordinary. In gratitude for their generosity, Mass is specially offered for them on campus on the first Wednesday of every month perpetually. We do not forget our Legacy Society.

If you would like to make a legacy gift, or if you have questions or ideas about your estate planning, please contact Tom Susanka, Director of Gift Planning (e-mail Tom) or John Masteller, General Counsel (e-mail John), or complete our request-information form.

Have you already made a legacy gift to Thomas Aquinas College? Please complete our brief enrollment form to let us know so that we can properly welcome you into our Legacy Society.