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Paying Forward the Lasting Gift of a Loyola Education
Attorney and Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Steve Barbas and his wife, Schezy, chose to establish a scholarship for law school students and gift their life insurance policy to the university as a way to demonstrate their dedication to and fondness for the school. More

Giving Back Today to Help Loyola Students of Tomorrow
Endowed scholarships and charitable gift annuities are just two mechanisms through which alumni can support Loyola, its students and leave a legacy like Craig Griffing has done. More

Celebrating the Philanthropic Spirit Through Planned Giving
Maedell Hoover Braud worked for Loyola for 32 years and her husband, Sidney, was an alumnus. Their legacy continues at the university thanks to a gift in Maedell’s will. Find out how you can easily do the same when you meet our current and former directors of gift and estate planning. More

Boy Scout Motto Served Bud O'Toole Well in Life and After
Alumnus Bud O’Toole was a Boy Scout and practiced the Scout motto: Be Prepared! Thanks to his forethought, a scholarship in memory of Bud and his wife, Marcia, will help provide a Jesuit education for students for years to come. More

Compassionate Friend Supports Loyola Student Composers
Bruce R. King was a musician and loyal friend. He was also passionate about New Orleans and ensuring that student composers at Loyola are supported and able to explore their art and grow as musicians. More

Thank You for the Happiest Time of My Life
Susan Anthony-Whitcomb '92 fondly remembers her days as a Loyola student. As thanks, Susan and her husband, Brent Whitcomb, have named Loyola a percent beneficiary of their retirement accounts. More

Meaningful Memorial Gifts from Siblings
Siblings Tric and Gretchen Sehrt honored their parents by keeping the family business thriving and through meaningful memorial gifts made to Loyola. Their planned gifts will continue to provide scholarships for talented future law students. More

A Gift of Rocket Power
One of the most valuable things Christy Frederic ever received was her education at Loyola University New Orleans. Though she and her family struggled to afford it, it led to a successful career and fulfilling life, one she hopes to pay forward for deserving students through her estate gift. More

Faith, Family and Friends: Jane Gisevius Was a Generous and Spirited Catholic
Frederick J. Gisevius Jr. was a 1936 Loyola law graduate, a member of the law faculty for 30 years, a former trustee, a St. Ives Award recipient, an Adjutor Hominum honoree and an honorary degree recipient. An endowed scholarship he established promotes excellence in the study of law at Loyola. More

Why Loyola?
Robyn Reso has a deep appreciation for her time at Loyola, as well as a strong belief in the power of education. Her gift ensures future students will be able to get the education they deserve. More

Inspiring a Passion for Maritime Law in Future Generations of Loyola Lawyers
Whether through his teaching or his giving, Professor Arthur Crais, Jr. is passing on his passion for maritime law to the future lawyers of Loyola. More

A Meaningful Gift to Memorialize a Loved One
Frank Peragine didn't attend Loyola himself, but his late wife, Ann did. Now, he's honoring her legacy with a gift that will support Loyola students for years to come. More

A Gift of Education
Edna Sherling Boatright's love of children was evident throughout her life's work as a teacher and can still be seen today through her many charitable donations to organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport. More

A Love for Loyola
Husband-and-wife musicians experience the Jesuit difference while auditing courses and will now lend their support through a planned gift. More

A Family Passion for Ignatian Spirituality Leads to a Legacy Gift
Liturgy and dance aren't two things that normally fit together. But they brought Anne Marks to Loyola and inspired a gift that will live on for years to come. More

Roland Hymel Jr., an Inspiration to Us All
From varsity athlete to innovative businessman and philanthropist, Roland Hymel Jr. is making an impact throughout Loyola University and in the lives of Loyola students—now and for years to come. More

Encouraging Loyola’s Students to Walk in Faith
After auditing theology classes at Loyola University New Orleans, Mary Agnes Sullivan Davison was inspired to include a generous gift in her will to Loyola University to fund a scholarship in her brother’s name. The Bat P. Sullivan Jr. Scholarship will be awarded annually to practicing Roman Catholic students. More

The Gift of Sustenance
As a high school student at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in Bronx, N.Y., Nanette Jew Gibbs ’75 applied to Loyola University New Orleans hoping to pursue a career in music. More

Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future
See how one couple’s tribute gift to Loyola University New Orleans honors loved ones and will improve the lives of students. More

A Golden Gift
Loyola University played an important role in Charlie Young and Sandy Krebs Young’s lives. Not only was it the place where the couple first met, but the educations they received at Loyola opened up the world to them and enriched their lives in countless ways.  More

Professor Urges Support for Loyola Mission
Dr. Nancy Fix Anderson has always been a woman on a mission. She holds degrees from Stanford University, University of California, Irvine and Tulane University. Lucky for us, she was drawn to the strong Jesuit traditions at Loyola—the broad liberal arts curriculum, the focus on social justice and the diversity of interests that the Jesuit priests brought to the university.  More

For Marla Donovan, Loyola's Where the Heart Is
Loyola University New Orleans has always held a special place in the heart of Marla Donovan, whose gift of life insurance to the school will benefit future generations.   More

Presidential Scholarship Recipient Includes Gift to Loyola in Her Will 
Eva Urbanowicz Hill, Class of 1987, fulfilled one of her lifelong fantasies when she and her husband of 26 years sailed their boat from Annapolis, Maryland, to the Bahamas and lived abroad in the islands for four months before returning home.  More

Two Generous Gifts Provide Scholarships for Students 
Loyola University recently received two leadership gifts for scholarship support in the form of bequests.  More

Honoring the Memory of Alumna and Professor Janet Mary Riley
Janet Mary Riley was not afraid to stand up for what she believed in. She was the first woman to hold a full-time law school teaching faculty position in New Orleans and, through her legal work, fought racism and pushed for gender equality. Because of her life-changing work and the creation of the Janet Mary Riley Distinguished Professorship, she will not be soon forgotten.  More

Gifts From Retirement Plans Make Sense
The late Adrian Duplantier, J.D. '49, may be gone but he is still supporting Loyola. How? He designated the university as a beneficiary of his IRA. An IRA gift is a simple, tax-wise way to help Loyola students.  More

College of Business Receives $1.5 Million Gift
Despite a serious car accident at a young age and numerous other obstacles, Carlos Ayala was still successful enough to contribute to a school that he always felt passionate about.  More

The Perfect Charitable Gift: Unused Retirement Funds
Thanks the late Rev. Stephen Duffy, an endowment of more than $1.3 million will be used by the Department of Religious Studies to support a Chair of Roman Catholic Systematic Theology. And Father Duffy was able to make this generous contribution without it being subject to taxes.  More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Loyola University New Orleans a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Loyola University New Orleans [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Loyola University New Orleans or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Loyola University New Orleans as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Loyola University New Orleans as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Loyola University New Orleans where you agree to make a gift to Loyola University New Orleans and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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