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Planned Giving

When you include the University of St. Thomas in your estate plans, you're making a lasting investment in the future.

Leaving a Legacy

We believe that the best gifts are those that you can reflect upon years later and feel confident and proud that you’ve made the right decision. Our Office of Planned Giving strives to find wise and creative options that go beyond traditionally giving cash. We will partner with you and your trusted advisors to find solutions that both meet your financial goals and maximize the impact you wish to have at St. Thomas.

You can learn more in our latest newsletter


Jason Watt, JD, CPA

Director of Planned Giving
Jason Watt
Phone Number
(651) 962-6945, or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6945

Three Things to Know

University of St. Thomas Tax ID

The University of St. Thomas tax ID is 41-0693970. For your convenience, we have suggested wording for remembering St. Thomas in your will or on a beneficiary designation form. 
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Finn Legacy Society

In the 1880s, William Finn and his wife, Elizabeth, gave 160 acres of land to Archbishop John Ireland for a college. Since then, St. Thomas has been blessed with bequests and other planned gifts from more than 600 benefactors following in the Finns' footsteps.
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How to Make a Planned Gift

Naming St. Thomas in your will or as a beneficiary of an account are popular ways to make a planned gift. Donors also choose options that can provide tax benefits, as well as income for life.
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