Planned Giving

For over a century and a half, Saint John's has held fast to timeless Benedictine values, all while embracing the ever-changing needs, challenges and opportunities of the modern world.  Our tradition of excellence in liberal arts education was built on the generosity and legacy of our monastic community and thousands of alumni and friends who have gone before us.

Leaving a legacy - through a planned gift - will help ensure that a Saint John's education is available to young men from all walks of life for generations to come.

What Is A Planned Gift?

A planned gift is a future gift made from a source other than current income, typically as part of a comprehensive estate plan.The source of a planned gift could be any asset - a retirement plan, an insurance policy, real estate, cash and securities, and a house or its contents.

Why Make A Planned Gift?

The usual priority in estate planning is creating financial security for family members. Once that security is assured, many people consider making a financial provision to the organizations and institutions that have enriched their lives and the lives of others.  Saint John's University is one of those institutions where your legacy gift can support the students and programs you value most.

How To Plan Your Legacy

Work with your attorney or financial advisor to write a plan that meets your specific goals. Specific assets may be designated to Saint John's in your will or revocable trust.  Money in a retirement fund or insurance policy is distributed through a beneficiary designation.  Income-generating gifts are created through a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. You may designate Saint John's to receive a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. You may designate Saint John's to receive the remainder of your estate after all other claims and gifts are settled.