The Legacy Society

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the patron Saint of teachers and the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, was steadfast in his mission to provide a Catholic education to those in need. His legacy endures today through the Christian Brothers and the lay faculty at La Salle who work tirelessly to produce young men of character and integrity.

The Legacy Society at La Salle Academy provides an opportunity for you to take your place inside the Lasallian story, to leave your mark, your legacy of commitment to his mission. It is one way for you, La Salle’s beloved alumni and friends, to contribute to this great Catholic high school for generations to come. It is a means to ensure that no young man is turned away from La Salle due to financial difficulties. Your planned gift will help us advance that mission and make sure that La Salle continues to educate the young men of New York City for another 172 years.

Planned Gifts are a way of making a financial contribution during your lifetime or through your estate. They are called “planned” because they are typically made after thoughtfully reviewing assets in your estate and planning for their use. Click here for an Advisor’s Guide for Planned Giving.

Bequests:

A bequest is making a gift through your will of cash, securities, real estate or personal property of your estate. It is one of the most popular methods to make an estate gift and one of the most significant ways donors can support La Salle Academy. Click here for sample bequest language.

Beneficiary Designations:

You can name La Salle as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets. Click here for 3 Steps to Make a Beneficiary Gift.

Charitable Remainder Trusts:

In the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, and rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.

Charitable IRA Rollover:

Under the extended charitable IRA legislation, if you’re aged 70½ or older you can make charitable gifts now by using funds from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without undesirable tax effects. Click here for more information about charitable IRA rollover.

Gifts of Life Insurance:

You may make a gift of either new or in-force policies to leverage your gift through the unique financial features of life insurance.

Endowed Gifts:

A strong way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.

Charitable Lead Trusts:

Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.

Gifts of Stock:

Make a donation of stock to La Salle Academy. Click here for more information about donating stock to La Salle Academy. Instructions for making a contribution of this type are available here.

Donor Advised Funds:

Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.

Please inform us of your intentions to leave La Salle in your will or any other estate plans. As a member of The Legacy Society at La Salle Academy, there is a plan to erect a Wall of Honor with your name prominently displayed. All past and present members of The Legacy Society will also be remembered at our annual Memorial Mass.
For more information on including a gift to La Salle in your estate plans, please contact Ismini Scouras, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communication, at 212-475-8940 ext. 204 or iscouras@lasalleacademy.org.