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 faculty at La Salle Academy who continuously strive 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, create your mark, and demonstrate your 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.

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.


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.

Charitable Gift Annuities:

Depending on your age, you can receive a guaranteed paycheck for life by making a planned gift. The “gifts that pay you” are possible through a Charitable Gift Annuity or a CGA. These creative plans are approved by the IRS to stretch your charitable giving and allow new ways to create a lasting legacy at La Salle Academy! It is an optimal time to support La Salle now that payout rates for new gift annuities increased on July 1, 2022. Essentially, by making your planned gift through a CGA you can increase your annual income. Click here for more information and view the increased payout rates.

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.