Many alumni and friends of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity choose to support the Church's mission of preparing priests and lay men and women for service by including the seminary in their estate plans. Once realized, legacy gifts provide long term dependable support for seminary programs. These deferred or planned gifts, often called legacy gifts, include:
Bequests in a Will
IRA or retirement plan
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Gift of Home or Farm
Other Real Estate
Life Insurance Policy
Legacy gifts have a tremendous impact when made in support of the priesthood. Those who choose to make a deferred gift or bequest join the seminary's founders, James J. and Mary Hill, who with the vision of Archbishop John Ireland, established the seminary in 1894. Legacy gifts ensure The Saint Paul Seminary remains one of the finest institutions of its kind for generations to come.
Those who choose to join The Hill Society are remembered at holy mass and are invited to an annual gathering. Most importantly, everyone who makes planned gifts or bequests create a lasting legacy of support for priests' and lay people's service to the Church for years to come.
Legacy gifts may be utilized to create a perpetual memorial for loved ones by establishing a named endowed fund. Designated funds are created from large gifts that provide a perpetual source of support for the seminary's mission.
Each year only a portion of the fund's investment income is used to support a specific component of the seminary's work. The fund's initial principal is retained and the income provides the seminary with long-term, dependable resources.
For more information on establishing a named endowed fund or on making a legacy gift, please contact Tom Ryan, at 651-962-5054 or e-mail email@example.com.