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Planned Giving

What Is Your Legacy?

We all want to be known as someone who truly made a difference. Someone who left their mark and made a significant impact during their lifetime. Remembering Benedictine in your estate plans is a way to leave a lasting legacy which will ensure the future of BC for many generations to come.

Everyone Needs a Will. Yours is FREE this Month Compliments of BC

Are you one of the 70% of Americans without a will? August is National Make a Will Month and BC is here to help. We have partnered with GiftWise during the month of August to give you access to a FREE online platform where you can quickly create a legally-binding will. We will also notarize it for you in our front office at Benedictine. Through GiftWise, you can:
  • Create a will in 15 minutes
  • Declare your Health Power of Attorney and Finance Power of Attorney
  • Leave a legacy to your family and organizations you love. Families who remember BC in their estate plans will be recognized as a member of our 1902 Heritage Society.

Planned Giving

List of 4 items.

  • What is a Planned Gift

    Planned giving is also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. It enables philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make from ordinary income.

    Some planned gifts provide life-long income to donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

    Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. These include gifts of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash.

    (source: plannedgiving.com)
  • Founding Members of The 1902 Heritage Society

    The 1902 Heritage Society recognizes those who have made a commitment to Benedictine through a planned gift.  The first one hundred members will be recognized as the Founding Members of The 1902 Heritage Society.

    To become a member, simply inform the Advancement Office by calling (912) 644-7016.

    Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Arpin
    Estate of Annie Mae D. Bankston
    John A. Brent '59
    Mrs. Bobbie J. Bridgers
    Mrs. Edward J. Brown III
    Mrs. Traude Coleman
    Mr. John E. Ciucevich '60
    Mr. & Mrs. Fretwel G. Crider '71
    Mr. William J. Curley
    Capt. Charles S. Daily Scholarship
    Mr. & Mrs. John H. Daniels '53
    Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Darby
    Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Doherty '67
    Mr. & Mrs. John J. Forbes, Jr. '61
    Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Fritts '79
    Mr. & Mrs. J. Harry Haslam, Jr. '69
    Mr. & Mrs. Jerry A. Helton
    Mr. & Mrs. Jacob T. Horne 
    Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh '76
    Mr. James J. Kehoe, Jr. '50
    Mr. Estate of David O. Kelly '43
    Mr. Frank J. Lupo '41
    Mr. Joshua B. Mallard '97
    Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Markiton '92
    Bishop Andrew J. McDonald
    Gen & Mrs. John N. McLaughlin '36
    Mrs. Page O. Mulherin
    Mr. & Mrs. Walter B. Murphy III '71
    Mr. & Mrs. James E. Murrin '41
    CPT Jack L. Oglesbee USNR (RET) '47
    Mr. David Pappas
    Mr. & Mrs. William E. Phillips, Jr.
    Mr. John A. Pratt '48
    Mr. & Mrs. Harry Price
    Mr. Frank Puder
    Dr. Frank A. Rizza '46
    LTC Nathan A. Roane, Jr. '38
    Mr. Jackson H. Robertson '82
    Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Shawe '73
    Mr. & Mrs. William W. Shearouse, Jr. '66
    Mr. & Mrs. Henri Sievers
    Mr. Al Taber '59
    Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Wallace '70
    Mrs. La Rue H. Woods
    Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Zipperer, Jr.
  • Examples of Planned Gifts

    • Gifts that Cost Nothing
      Include Benedictine as a beneficiary in your
      • Will
      • Life insurance policy
      • IRA or 401(k) or 403(b)

    • Gifts that Produce Income
      These are gifts that can be arranged now using assets that will eventually pass to Benedictine but from which you can draw income during your lifetime. Such life income gifts include charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. 

      Life income gifts can be structured to substantially increase the income you are receiving from the assets while also providing you a significant current income tax deduction.

    • Gifts that will provide IMMEDIATE Tax Savings and benefit Benedictine NOW
      A direct distribution from your IRA to Benedictine is available now for those aged 72 or older. The Tax Relief Act of 2010 allows qualified individuals to make direct distributions from traditional or Roth IRAs without incurring any federal income tax on the amount withdrawn (up to $100,000). The distribution must be made directly from the IRA to Benedictine.
  • Contact Us

    For more information about how you can leave a legacy to BC, please contact: 
    Greg Markiton ‘92
    Director of Advancement
    (912) 644-7016
    greg.markiton@bcsav.net

Don’t have a will?

You’re not alone! Now is a great time to start planning, and please consider including BC in your estate plans. Contact Greg Markiton for suggested “bequest language” and the Benedictine Military School Tax ID number for you to share with your attorney.