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Finn Legacy Society

The Finn Legacy Society was established to recognize supporters who have thoughtfully and generously included gifts to the University of St. Thomas in their estate plans.

Your legacy will be an inspiration to others. St. Thomas lists the names of Finn Society members on a display in the Anderson Student Center, encouraging others to think about their own potential to create opportunities for future Tommies.

Finn Legacy Society

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What It Means to Be a Finn Member

When you become a Finn member, you are making a statement about how much you value the mission of St. Thomas and your desire to support the education of future Tommies.
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How to Join

Simply let us know. This confidential form will ensure that your future gift is directed as you intend. We invite you to complete the information to your comfort level.
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A Discharged Musket, a Friendship, and a Gift of Land

In 1847, a young soldier named William Finn accidentally discharged his musket and injured his hand – resulting in an honorable discharge and a grant of land. In 1880, William gave this land to his friend Bishop John Ireland to establish the future College of St. Thomas. The Finns created a legacy that brought their values to life, and you can, too.
About the Finn Legacy Society