Planned Giving and Legacy Society

Make an Impact

As a long-time Donnelly supporter, you understand the rarity of the College’s mission. You appreciate the integral role that Donnelly plays in transforming lives and opening doors. Generosity of people like you is the key to our success.

Create Your Legacy

Donnelly’s Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have included Donnelly in their estate plans. A planned legacy gift allows you to support future Donnelly students even beyond your lifetime.

Your gift counts more than you can imagine. Through planned giving, you can create more opportunities, provide more resources and change more lives.

A Legacy Gift Is Simple to Make

Make a planned gift today and transform countless lives for years to come; you may even realize tax savings in the process! Here are your options:

  • Include Donnelly in your will. Consider a percentage of your estate or a specific amount — or even your real estate.
  • Name Donnelly as a full or partial beneficiary in your life insurance policy, stocks, retirement plans, CDs, annuities, etc.
  • Establish income cycle donations and consider a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust to boost your monthly income while making an estate gift.
  • Create an endowed fund including its name and the use of the fund’s annual proceeds.

Who Benefits from a Planned Gift?

“As a Catholic, I chose Donnelly because I wanted to be at a college where my faith was recognized. I was a single parent at the time I started and I knew Donnelly could accommodate my need to be there for my children and also be in school. I’m so grateful to all the donors. If it weren’t for them and the scholarship I received I wouldn’t have been able to continue my education. I now have a legacy of education to pass on to my children.” —Matthia Kelsey (‘10)

Need more information? Contact:

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Emily K. Buckley

Vice President of Advancement

If you have already included Donnelly in your estate plan, please let us know.