Planned Giving

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A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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Interested in helping Saint Mary's College of California with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

By including a bequest to Saint Mary's in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.

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You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:

The Legacy of Minnie Wilder

Minnie WilderMinnie Wilder's story began like the story of many Americans who came of age during the Great Depression. Minnie was born in 1910 to Portuguese immigrants on the rural plains of Colorado; her parents were poor and struggled to feed her. So, when Minnie was 14, she was sent to California to live with relatives who quickly put Minnie to work as a seamstress in their laundry business, a trade she continued for the rest of her life. Due to her extended family's insistence that she work and work only, Minnie never finished high school. Keep reading »

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Douglas D. Hansen at (925) 631-4218 or ddh3@stmarys-ca.edu for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Saint Mary's in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Saint Mary's in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Saint Mary's College of California
Address: 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-1156599