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1959 Society Celebrates Planned Giving Impact

1959 Society Members gathered this fall to celebrate their shared commitment to remembering Marian in their estate plans. Board Member and Advancement Committee Chair Nancy King Lentini '78 served as emcee during the evening's intimate meet & greet with our new president, Heather Greig Sofran '96, who set forth her vision for the future of Marian. Sharon McMurray '70 gave the keynote address, sharing her why behind supporting Marian.

What is The 1959 Society?
Within the heart of The 1959 Society beats a community of devoted alumnae, parents, and friends who have chosen to leave a lasting impact on Marian's future. Through their thoughtful deferred giving, this network of loyalty and generosity paves the way for vital tuition assistance, a deepening of our Catholic mission, and the enrichment of students' lives. 

The 1959 Society ensures our commitment to guiding and equipping young women in deep faith and courageous spirit through spiritual nourishment, academic excellence, exceptional athletics, inspirational artistry, and diverse co-curriculars.

Why Make a Planned Gift?

  • Magnify your impact and sustain the future for young women seeking academic excellence
  • Leave a lasting legacy that reflects your values and commitment to Catholic education
  • Receive Marian benefits and exclusive invitations as part of The 1959 Society
  • Reduce your current taxes or eliminate the burden of estate taxes
  • Inspire others to fund the future of Marian for generations to come

What to Give

  • Cash | Check or credit
  • Securities | Appreciated securities, stocks, or bonds
  • Retirement Assets | IRA, 401(k), pension, or other tax deferred plan
  • Real Estate | Home, vacation property, undeveloped land, or commercial property
  • Life Insurance | Transfer the ownership of an existing policy to Marian or name the school as the beneficiary of the policy. You can also open a new policy and name Marian as the owner.

How to Give
Gifts to Marian may be made during your lifetime or at the time of your death.

  • Bequests | Simply include Marian in your will
  • Charitable Gift Annuities | Enter into a contract with Marian in which you transfer cash or property in exchange for a lifetime stream of annual income from the school.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust | At the termination of your Charitable Remainder Trust, which provides income to yourself or a beneficiary, distribute remaining cash/property (securities or real estate) to Marian.
  • IRA Charitable Rollover | If you are 70.5 years of age or older and have a traditional IRA, reduce your taxes by making an immediate impact at Marian through a rollover gift.

Getting Started
We invite you to join The 1959 Society by including Marian in your estate plan, and we encourage you to talk with your attorney or tax consultant before making any significant gifts to Marian. Complete your Marian Letter of Intent here

Marian is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID is 38-1650600.

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