John Welch '46
John Welch '46 is a long-time supporter of St. Mary's and has a planned gift for the school in his estate. He contributes to a scholarship in the name of his late wife, Mary T. Parks Welch, and enjoys staying connected with the school and being able to watch the students find their authentic selves.
"St. Mary's does a wonderful job educating these students," John shares. Both he and Mary strongly believed in Catholic education and his five children were fortunate to all attend Catholic schools for the entirety of their educational careers.
Like many of our alumni, the St. Mary's experience formed who John became and gave him a solid foundation for his success, later shared with Mary.
"St. Mary's made such an impact on my life that I want to be sure my support of the school will continue," says John, who is thrilled to know that he will be able to leave a strong legacy to his alma mater and allow our students the opportunity to benefit from a strong, Catholic education.
Providing for the future of St. Mary's High School and Marian Division while you also accomplish important personal and financial goals is a wonderful way to continue the legacy of St. Mary's. Like John, you too may share in the joy of providing a solid foundation and education to students long into the future.
A gift to St. Mary's means a great deal. It helps us fulfill our mission every day by enriching programs, improving our campus or providing scholarship dollars.
As a member of the St. Mary's family, there is a way you can ensure your support of St. Mary's will continue to leave an impact. Leaving a planned gift to St. Mary's is a simple way to secure the future strength of our school.
Planned charitable gifts—usually with professional help—optimize your financial, tax, and estate plans while helping to secure St. Mary's long-term financial strength.
Will you help us accomplish our mission? Learn how to create your Legacy:
BEQUESTS/WILLS. You can honor or thank those teachers who have made a difference in your life by remembering St. Mary's in your will.
RETIREMENT PLANS. Gifting St. Mary's an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension plan may reduce your taxes and provide lasting support to St. Mary's.
INSURANCE. You can designate St. Mary's as a beneficiary of all or part of the proceeds of your life insurance policies.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS. A trust can be established to ensure your financial security while providing for the future needs of St. Mary's.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES. A charitable gift annuity provides you with guaranteed income for life and a legacy gift in your name to support St. Mary's.
We will work with you to develop the right plan that balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your philanthropic interests.
No matter the size, your gift today will ensure a better future for St. Mary's.